Finance and Administration Officer

Job titleFinance and Administration Officer
Date reviewedNovember 2020
PurposeTo support the Head of Finance in ensuring that appropriate accounting, control and reporting processes are adhered to
Responsible toHead of Finance
Responsible forDay to day finance related processes and provide administrative support to all the team
LocationLondon, UK (currently home working, some flexible working considered)
PostFull time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary£27,000-£29,000 per annum, dependent on experience


This role offers an ambitious and enthusiastic candidate the opportunity to join our friendly dynamic small team. This is an important role providing finance and administrative support across the organisation and is expected to contribute actively to the improvement and development of Transaid.

About the role:

Transaid is an international development organisation working to transform lives in the developing world through safe, available and sustainable transport. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, ambitious individual with previous strong charity accounting and administrative experience looking into broadening their experience and knowledge working in an international development organisation. They will be responsible for ensuring that financial transaction processing is completed accurately and in a timely manner. The role requires good accounting skills and understanding, a sound grasp of double entry accounting and a willingness to learn more. We are looking for someone who is able to work independently and has the ability to solve problems. An individual who will demonstrate a positive attitude and will thrive on working in a small organisation which is committed to transforming lives.

January 2021 marks the beginning of a new organisational strategy for Transaid, with an investment in the growth and strengthening of the finance department a key part. Working alongside the Head of Finance this is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are trying to achieve.

You will enjoy working as part of a small and dynamic team who support each other to achieve great success.

Person specification


Strong finance, organisation and administration skills
AAT qualified or working towards ACCA/CIMA qualification or equivalent accounting qualification
At least two years of accounting experience
Good numeracy skills and understanding of double entry book keeping
Proficiency in Sage 50 and MS office applications (Excel and Word)
Be consistent, accurate and have an eye for detail
Good written and oral communication skills
Be flexible, adaptable, learn quickly and able to work in an ever-changing context of a growing organisation
Have well- developed interpersonal skills, working well independently and as part of a small team and collaborating well with colleagues
Be able to take the initiative and adopt a creative problem solving approach
Commitment to the work of Transaid


Knowledge of UK gift aid process and rules
Payroll and Pension processing experience
Knowledge and understanding of VAT
First Aid trained or willingness to be trained


We are offering a competitive salary, 25 days leave per annum and a generous pension scheme.

Closing date for applications

Please send your CV and a cover letter (maximum two pages) to Mwiza Mkandawire, Head of Finance at: by Wednesday 9th December 2020


First round the week commencing 14th December 2020 (via video conferencing)

Second round the week commencing the 21st December 2020 (ideally in person in London)

No agencies please.