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Finance Officer

Job Title: Finance Officer

Reports to: Project Financial Accountant

Salary: £24,970 per annum

Location: 1 Wimpole Street, London. W1G 0AE

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full-time)

Contract: 3 months (starting October 2019)

Closing date: 22nd September 2019



THET is seeking a Finance Officer to fill the position on a temporary basis of three months. It is essential that you have experience of general accounting skills and be comfortable working to different deadlines. The successful candidate will be an analytical, intelligent accountant who will provide high quality support for a range of teams across the organisation. This opportunity will give you exposure and experience of working in an international charity.  THET has a friendly working environment and a Finance department of four team members who will support your development with on the job mentoring and coaching.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Process supplier’s invoices into QuickBooks and review of creditors ageing report prior to payment run.
  • Process monthly credit card expenditure including expenditure on Caxton cards and undertake monthly reconciliation of accounts in QuickBooks.
  • Process internet and cheque donations.
  • Process monthly petty cash expenditure and undertake reconciliation.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements for UK bank accounts.
  • Maintain the scanning and filing system for the bank payments and suppliers invoices as they are received.
  • Input new project budgets into the financial systems.
  • Set up project codes/ class codes for new projects on QuickBooks.
  • Undertake monthly bank reconciliations of CAF Gold and HSBC bank accounts.
  • Special projects including researching on finance information systems.
  • Process staff expense claims.
  • Set up monthly payments for UK staff and expatriates & consultants based in regional locations.


Skills and abilities

  • A strong part-qualified, with at least two years’ experience of working in a financial position in a similar role.
  • Previous experience working in a Charity or NGO will be an added advantage.
  • Must have understanding of financial statistics and basic accounting principles.
  • IT literate and proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and demonstrable knowledge of QuickBooks, Sage or other accounting software (skills will be tested at interview stage).
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to provide instruction, guidance and advice to other staff.
  • Confident, self-motivated person with a friendly, can-do approach.
  • Able to meet deadlines and identify and resolve problems.
  • Enthusiastic, hardworking and willingness to learn.
  • Highly reliable, presentable and motivated to undertake assigned tasks.
  • High levels of integrity and understands the importance of keeping confidentiality.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning and organising, ability to multitask and prioritise the workload.
  • Any other related tasks as requested by the Head of Finance, HR & Operations.


  • Annual Leave: 25 days (pro-rata) annual leave.
  • 3 additional days between Christmas & New Year plus bank holidays.
  • Subsidised staff canteen.


For more information regarding the role – please click here

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@thet.org explaining precisely how you satisfy the person specification through the application link below on or before midnight on 22nd September 2019.


Closing Date: 22nd September 2019

Interviews to be held: TBC

This post is UK based. Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK

Data Protection Policy for Employee Data

Data protection legislation regulates the way in which certain data about yourself (received as part of applying for employment with the Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET), both in paper and electronic form is used and held.

The following statement describes the type of data that the THET keeps about job applicants and the purpose for which it is kept and your rights under the GDPR related to data processed about you, should you apply to work for the THET. This applies whether your application is received direct by the THET or via an agency.

Processing job applications

From the point at which we receive your application for employment with the THET, the THET will need to maintain and process data about you for the purposes of reaching and communicating a recruitment decision and production of an offer of employment if appropriate. Such data is normally retained for six months following completion of our recruitment processes in the event of an offer of employment not being made.

Should an offer be made a further fair processing notice will be provided alongside any offer covering how such data is used and stored during the processing of offers and subsequent employment.

Processing at the recruitment stage includes the collection, storage, retrieval, alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. The kind of data that the THET will process includes:

  • Interview details including notes of interviewers, dates and times
  • Candidate’s work history
  • Qualifications and experience relevant to the role
  • Ethnic origin (for monitoring purposes only)
  • Disabilities (for monitoring and adjustments only)
  • Date of birth (for post-employment health checks and adjustments advice only)
  • Contact details, including addresses, phone numbers and other contact details including historical address records for staff vetting and ID verification
  • Criminal records (only where relevant to role and where legally permitted)
  • Court judgements and directorships (only where relevant to role and where legally permitted)
  • References provided by previous employers and personal or educational referees
  • National Insurance number
  • Rights to work information for example copies of passports, ID cards, residence permits
  • Documents to confirm identity and address for example the above and utility bills, bank statements

THET believes that those records are consistent with the recruiter, candidate and in the event of an offer being made, employer relationship between the THET and yourself and with our requirements under data protection legislation.

Applicant and employee data

The data the THET holds may be held and processed to meet the THET’s legal responsibilities and also for the purposes of management and administration of an offer of employment, ascertaining suitability for employment, to comply with equal opportunity, immigration and money laundering legislation and, from time to time, the need to disclose data it holds about you to relevant third parties (or example where legally obliged to do so by HM Revenue and Customs, UK Border or other public authority, or where requested to do so by yourself for the purpose of giving a reference).

In some cases, the THET will use automated profiling methods to analyse the above data, including against standard industry benchmarks, but will not use such methods as the sole basis for any related decision making.

In some cases the THET may also hold sensitive data, as defined by the legislation, about you. This could be information about health, criminal convictions and financial debts and directorships.

If you wish to view the information held about you, you must make a written request to the HR & Operations at gdprinfo@thet.org . You may, within a period of thirty days of your written request, inspect and/or have a copy (subject to the requirements of the legislation) of information held about you and, if necessary, require corrections should such records be faulty.

Your rights under the GDPR also include the following:

  • The right to rectification
  • Right to erasure (sometimes known as the right to be forgotten)
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

Should you have any complaints regarding the handling of your data you have the right to lodge a complaint with, HR & Operations at gdprinfo@thet.org .