Trainee Accountant (with study support for ACCA / CIMA qualifications)

Full Time
Circa £26,000
Opening Date:
Thursday 12 May 2022
Closing Date:
Wednesday 8 June 2022

Are you a graduate with a love for numbers wanting to progress in a finance/accounting role, looking to achieve ACCA/ CIMA qualifications, or already working in accounting but wanting experience within the International Development Sector?

This is an exciting opportunity for a person with a passion for social justice. You will be joining a skilled and diverse team, with a culture of growing and learning together, in addition to award winning levels of staff engagement.

To ensure you succeed we’ll provide the training and support you need, coupled with responsibility and autonomy to allow you to grow. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, you will receive study support towards gaining your professional accountancy qualifications.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, you may already have experience or have undertaken internships in an accounting role. In this role you will be delivering an effective financial management service, including purchase and sales ledger, processing of electronic donations, budgets, reporting and compliance, enabling the achievement of strategic and country level objectives. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about multi-currency accounting and reporting along with grant management working with donor institutions. Excellent prioritisation skills, self-motivation and an ability to coordinate across multiple tasks and projects simultaneously are essential.

There will also be opportunity to develop your cross-cultural communication skills. Working with other members of the team helping to build financial capacity overseas by providing virtual and potentially face-to-face support to The Leprosy Mission’s partners across Asia and Africa. As such you will be willing to undertake occasional overseas travel.

The Leprosy Mission England and Wales is a leading international Christian development organisation with over 145 years’ experience and is part of the Leprosy Mission worldwide family. The Leprosy Mission serves the poorest of the poor in ten countries across Africa and Asia, raising funds and developing partner capacity to provide life-changing healthcare, training and job opportunities for people who have been excluded and rejected.

We have a zero tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, our beneficiaries, staff and communities we come into contact with. Recruitment to roles within the organisation includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences. Safeguarding is our top priority in everything we do.

The Leprosy Mission is an explicitly Christian charity; empathy with the Christian ethos of the organisation is essential. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community.

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