We are hiring – Finance Officer

Environmental philanthropy faces two key challenges: persuading more people to direct money to the biggest issue of our time, and getting that money to the most effective environmental initiatives. We have a proven and winning formula for both. Our growing network has already raised and distributed millions of pounds, and we’re just getting started…

As the demand for our model increases around the world, our income and expenditure are growing
in volume and complexity. We are looking for a Finance Officer to support our financial operations
through this expansion: recording financial transactions, monitoring internal controls and
coordinating with our local foundations about financial management. The role will report to the
Finance Director and will work closely with the rest of the team.

The ideal candidate will be: 

  • A recognised accounting qualification or studying towards the qualification, (CIMA, ACCA).
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • An ability to work quickly and accurately.
  • A proven track record of teamwork with non-technical colleagues.
  • Stellar communication skills, verbal and written.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • An ability to work to deadlines.
  • Able to manage confidential information.
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently.
  • Energetic approach to work and a desire to learn.
  • Passionate about nature and the environment


And will have the following skills: 

  • Fluent in Xero and Salesforce database.
  • Awareness of GDPR regulations.
  • Understanding of Gift Aid and its requirements.
  • Comfortable with using MS Office suite, Stripe, Just Giving, Paypal, Donor box…
  • Familiarity with complex accounting models (affiliates, branches, restricted and unrestricted
  • Experience of working in the charity sector and/or fast paced, entrepreneurial company,
    that is constantly growing and adapting.
  • Able to speak Spanish, Greek or Italian would be a bonus.


How to apply
Sending a CV and cover letter to beckym@edelweisshr.co.uk by the 1st of May