Finance Assistant x2 – Fauna and Flora International

Fauna-Flora-International-FFI-logoFounded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest-established international conservation organisation. Their vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. They aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. They have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI is seeking two Finance Assistants who will help to ensure that the day-to-day transactional processing of the organisation runs smoothly.

One Finance Assistant will be a permanent full-time position. The other Finance Assistant will be a twelve-month fixed-term position, with full-time and part-time working considered (minimum 22.5 hours per week). The post holders will work closely with UK-based Finance Team members to contribute to the efficient and effective performance of the FFI financial accounting function.

These important roles will require high attention to detail and strong communication skills, with proven experience in similar roles being essential. You must be comfortable working to deadlines and experience of processing large volumes of data would be an advantage. You should also be comfortable working as part of a team.

Purpose of the role
To perform high quality sales and purchase ledger transactional processing that will contribute to the efficient and effective performance of the FFI financial accounting function.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Processing and monitoring purchase orders
  • Processing purchase invoices
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Reviewing and processing staff expenses and credit cards, following up on outstanding balances where necessary
  • Processing UK and international payment runs
  • Dealing with requests for cash advances
  • Maintaining direct debit and standing order information as appropriate
  • Raising sales invoices
  • Processing daily income from the Fundraising Team

General Responsibilities

  • Maintaining filing and archiving requirements related to the Finance function
  • Updating exchange rates in the financial accounting system
  • Providing input as needed into the implementation of new systems and procedures
  • Providing staff training on processes relating to purchase and sales ledgers
  • Providing support for grant and statutory audits
  • Providing timesheet processing cover when necessary
  • Performing Finance Team administration duties when required
  • Responding to general queries and undertaking ad hoc tasks

Duties may be altered, reasonably added or delegated from time to time to reflect changes within the organisation’s activities and structure.



  • Experience of purchase and/or sales ledgers
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in similar roles
  • Experience of working in a multi-currency environment
  • Experience of working with financial accounting software
  • Experience of working to deadlines
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel experience, and proficient at using Microsoft Outlook and Word
  • Comfortable managing tasks with autonomy
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good at prioritising workloads
  • Highly organised and able to work under own initiative
  • Demonstrates rigor, diligence and attention to detail in approach
  • Entitlement to work in the UK


  • AAT part-qualified, CCAB part-qualified or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a global organisation and with different cultures
  • Experience of the Charity sector
  • Interest in and empathy with the mission and values of FFI

Salary: £24,000- £26,000 (pro rate for part-time position)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Cambridge, UK

Application deadline: Monday 20 July 2015

Read more and apply here.

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