Bethnal Green, Greater London
£42,000 per year, £21,000 gross for 6 month contract
Temporary, 6 month contract Contract, Full-time
Job description
  • Rate: £42,000 gross per annum.

  • Start date: immediate.

  • Ideally full-time (37.5 hours per week).

  • Fixed term for 6 months.

  • Based remotely during Covid19 restrictions, otherwise based in London office.

  • Managing the Finance Officer.

  • Reporting to the Head of Operations and Finance.

Role Purpose

To manage the finance function of Safe Passage International, embedding effective financial systems and controls, and enabling continued growth in our ground-breaking work to open and defend safe, legal routes to sanctuary for people seeking asylum.

This is a great opportunity to take forward and enhance the finance function of this young, £1.2m turnover organisation: you will manage and deliver on the April audit for the group’s 2020 financial statements, you will embed new processes for closing the month in the accounting system (Xero), and you will deliver the monthly management accounts for the Leadership Team.  You will also dive into the restricted funds of the charity, streamlining processes between Xero and the fundraising system (Salesforce) to ensure regular income reconciliations are completed and no double-funding occurs, and you will be responsible for grant reporting during the interim period.

Working with the Finance Officer, you will manage the day-to-day financial running of the London-based office, ensuring timely payments are made and statutory returns are delivered within deadlines with all transactions entered into the Xero system accordingly.  The role will also involve liaising with other independent accountants in our two European operations, to prepare consolidated light-touch reports on the group for the Leadership Team and Board where required (at least quarterly).

About Safe Passage

Safe Passage was founded in late 2015 in response to what became known as Europe’s modern ‘refugee crisis’. In the past four years we have grown from a small UK project to an international organisation with 25 members of staff supporting refugees to access safe and legal routes to asylum across Europe.

  • Our vision is for every person seeking asylum to be able to access a safe and legal route to a place where they can lead a full and dignified life.

  • We do things differently - championing refugees’ rights by combining strategic legal work, advocacy, capacity building and community organising.

  • We are focused on achieving systemic change in refugee and asylum policy at both nation-state and international level.

To date more than 2,000 individuals have travelled to safety through routes we have opened.

Working at Safe Passage means working at a different sort of charity. We are small, nimble and laser focused on the impact that only we can bring.

To apply: visit our website to view the full Job Description & Person Specification and for full details of how to apply. 

Closing date: we are reviewing applications as they are received with a view to appoint immediately.

Start date: February 2021

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Posted on: 22 January 2021
Closed date: 27 January 2021
Tags: Finance