Financial Accountant

Friends of the Earth

We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant part time 3 days per week to join
our Finance team.

We are looking for a Financial Accountant, whose primary responsibility will be to ensure the
financial accounting elements of our organisation are robust. This means ensuring we have an
efficient annual audit process and completion of the statutory accounts, built upon the role
holder maintaining an accurate balance sheet throughout the year.

This role will take a key responsibility for regulatory compliance and accuracy of VAT,
Corporation Tax and Regulatory returns and ensure financial policies, processes and procedures
are kept up to date.

This role can be based in our London office, or hybrid working with regular attendance to our
London office.

Key Skills and Attributes: 

You will be responsible for preparation of year end accounts for the Charity and Limited
company. This will include ensuring we have all balance sheet accounts reconciled during the
year, providing required deliverables and evidence and completion of the financial statements
to the Auditors, you will be the focal point for the auditors.

We work in a complex charitable environment the successful applicant must have good experience
with VAT and Corporation Tax.

The ideal candidate, will be a qualified accountant, with strong technical skills and the
ability to build relationships within the team and with external advisors.

The team: 

We have a strong finance team, especially for the day-to-day processing, management accounts
and budgeting. This role will co-lead the Finance team together with the Finance Business
Partner and Finance Manager.

Closing date: Wednesday 13th December (23:59)

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Part time (21 hours over 3 days per week) with flexibility during the
audit period

Location: London based or hybrid and able to regularly commute to

Salary: London £32,131
£33,559 based on 0.7 FTE (£45,902 – £47,942 FTE), Regional or outside
of London
£29,769- £31,197 based on 0.7 FTE (£42,528 –
£44,568 FTE) per annum

Please note we only accept applications via the Friends of the Earth Application

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance including a 4-day working
week with no loss of pay, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant
organisational culture.

Our staff body is currently under-representative of People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ people and
people with long term conditions or impairments. We are committed to eroding these historic
barriers, so as to create a movement in which people from all walks of life see themselves in,
and so we particularly encourage you to apply if you belong to one of these groups or sit at
multiple intersections of disadvantage. We are committed to the Disability Confident standard
and will guarantee an interview to any candidates who declare a disability and who meet the
essential criteria for the role.

Friends of the Earth staff who publicly represent Friends of the Earth (including all
campaigners) are not allowed to also represent a political party. This is to ensure that there
can be no confusion in the minds of the public about Friends of the Earth’s party-political
independence. Affected staff should also seek permission from the Senior Management Team if
they wish to hold a non-public facing official role in a political party. If this is an issue,
please do raise this with us as soon as possible.

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural
world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and
information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all. 

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