Farringdon, Greater London
£28,000 - £32,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description


Contract: Two years, Fixed Term (extension subject to funding)
Location: London, or Cardiff with frequent travel to London

Are you a finance professional who likes to see the impact of your work? Are you good at translating your technical skills into plain language for colleagues from other disciplines? Would you enjoy the variety of working in a dynamic and growing organisation? Elrha is seeking a Finance Officer who will hold a central role in our transactional processing, financial record-keeping, and monthly budgeting and reporting.

We’re a global charity, working to find solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support work that goes on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis.

We are based in London and Cardiff but our roles have a global reach. As an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, we work closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.

You will be a trained accountant or bookkeeper with strong technical skills and the ability to translate these skills into working successfully with non-financial specialists. Your excellent organisational skills and attention to detail will enable you to uphold high standards of accuracy across a wide range of tasks without losing track of deadlines, and to contribute to further improvements to processes and controls as appropriate. You will have existing experience of finance systems and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Ideally, you will have experience of working in the charity sector and understand the particular requirements that relate to the management of restricted funds and reporting to institutional donors. Experience of working with budgets and financial management information, negotiating with internal stakeholders, and working in an environment with shifting priorities and evolving job responsibilities, would also be an advantage.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector. We look forward to hearing from you.


We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable people in our work. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure. 

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promote equality, and are committed to improving employment opportunities for minority groups. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, as BAME and people with disabilities are currently under-represented throughout our work. We also welcome applications from LGB and Trans, and non-binary candidates. 

The role will be appointed at the start of the salary band advertised, unless there are exceptional circumstances. This allows for incremental progression within the role and movement up the scale.

Closing date: Sunday, 14 June 2020 

Interview date: Monday, 22 June 2020

Refreshed on: 06 June 2020
Closed date: 14 June 2020
Tags: Admin, Finance

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