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Project Accountant

Global Witness
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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About us

For over 25 years, Global Witness has fought to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites. Through bold and hard-hitting investigations, campaigning, and advocacy, we have catalysed change across the world to challenge the systems that enable these harms.

About the role

We need our financial management systems and processes to be as effective and efficient as possible, so this role will take the lead in identifying and delivering improvements to our financial management systems, processes and procedures.

An important and vital part of this role is working with our employees to demystify and simplify finance to support them in becoming more confident in delivering the financial management part of their roles.

About you

You will be a qualified accountant or finalist (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) who has or is currently working in a similar role. You have a sound knowledge of financial accounting systems, MS Excel and general ledger systems (e.g., SUN or equivalent) and a good understanding of accounting systems development and change.

A highly organised individual with experience managing finance-related projects, you are proactive with a can-do attitude. Moreover, you are inspired and motivated by problem solving.

Your ability to build relationships, collaborate and communicate confidently means you will thrive in this role.

Working for us

We are a talented team of people based in Beijing, Brussels, London and Washington DC. We value diversity and lived experience and acknowledge the under-representation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days holiday (excl. Bank holidays), pension, private medical insurance and flexible working arrangements.

The role is based in Bethnal Green, London, and therefore to be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Due to COVID, we are working remotely and have the flexibility to do so until the end of 2021.

How to apply

Please send in your CV (max two sides) and a one-page cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the Person Specificationby 5pm 14 June 2021.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Project Accountant, and please use the following file name protocol for your CV and cover letter: First Name_Last Name_CV and First Name_Last Name_CoverLetter.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to make your application or attend an interview, please let us know.

This is clearly an extraordinary time but we are committed to making this as easy as possible for candidates. Interviews may take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.
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