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Deputy Management Accountant

Global Witness

Global Witness

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

About Global Witness

Our goal is a more sustainable, just and equal planet where humanity is propelled forward, away from the toxic practices of the past. This means fossil fuels staying in the ground, climate-critical forests standing tall and those on the frontline fighting the climate crisis, who defend our planet, are protected from persecution and attacks. 

We want justice for those disproportionately affected by the climate crisis: people in the global south, indigenous communities and communities of colour, women and younger generations. And that the necessary energy transition is done equitably and with the interests of those groups in mind.

To do this we have to stand up to the corporate drivers of the climate crisis - the fossil fuel companies that continue to extract and burn when the science is telling us to stop, the global banks financing deforestation and the businesses that turn a blind eye, or worse are complicit in, attacks on defenders. This also includes targeting the role of big tech companies that are allowing misinformation and hate to be spread in the increasingly online world.

For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for. Global Witness strives for cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion as only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better and more just future.

About the role

You will be supporting the Management Accountant Team (MA) to ensure that all the management accounting requirements of the organisation are met and that the organisation’s financial health is maintained. You will also work closely with the MA Team and the Grants Team to prepare donor proposals, donor reports, and to ensure donor audits are completed accurately and to timescale, as well as assisting in the preparation of the organisation’s annual budget and reforecasts.

About you

You will have significant knowledge working on Donor budgets, reports and audits and have strong experience of financial accounting transactional processing and postings, in particular experience of the monthly management accounting process and reporting is essential.

Attention to detail is key in the role, you will be meticulous, well organised and an effective problem solver.

You thrive on responsibility and completing tasks in a timely manner with good communication and you are equally comfortable working independently, and in a team, to deliver excellence.

You will be willing to learn and develop the role in the organisation, working in a small finance team that proactively supports the organisation.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas, and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or identity.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (excl. Bank Holidays). We also offer healthcare insurance, wellbeing days and policies to support you during key life events.

This role is based in London and therefore to be considered you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. This role requires a minimum of 2 days a week in the office.