Organisation: World Federation for Animals

Position: Finance and Administration Manager

Location: Remote, Global

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing date: 31/05/2022 (day/month/year)

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Finance and Administration Manager

World Federation for Animals


If you are seeking an exciting and fresh opportunity to change the world, our newly-created global coalition is seeking a driven and methodical individual to manage the finances and governance of our organization.

 The role will support the smooth functioning of the Federation, which is already having success in making the world a better place for animals at the international policy level.

 The post holder will be part of a select core team and coordinate finance and administrative activities, both within the federation and across our members and partners worldwide. 

 Applications are encouraged from all regions. The role will be home-based with the possible occasional requirement for international travel. The role will cover part-time, 2.5 days per week (FTE = 0.5). Remuneration will be negotiated dependent upon experience.

 Closing date for applications is 31st May 2021. Starting date for the post is subject to discussion.     

 More information on the role is below, with the link to apply.

 The WFA

The World Federation for Animals is a newly created worldwide coalition of impactful and world-renowned NGOs, created to advocate for animals at the global level. 

 The role

This role is a genuine unique opportunity to be part of making a real difference at a global scale. It is a varied role which touches on several disciplines and therefore will give a birds-eye view of the functioning of the federation, contributing to its success.

 The team

You will be a major part of a small team of excited, ambitious, supportive and passionate individuals. In addition you will work closely with the Board and Executive Board, composed of global leaders in the animal protection movement.

 The successful individual 

You will be someone with the keenness and vision to shape a vibrant future for a new, exciting organization. You will need to have varied experience and expertise sufficient to manage different areas of finance and governance day-to-day. You will have have a character which is both diplomatic and capable of finely detailed scrutiny. You will need to be a deep team-player who loves working with brilliant colleagues across diverse organizations to achieve unprecedented results.


Job description

Job Description

Job Title: Finance & Administration Manager

Location: Remote 

Line Manager: CEO

Line reports: None (at this time)

Main responsibilities

The F&A Manager is responsible for WFA’s overall financial management, HR and governance administration, in order to support the management of the association. 


Main duties:

Financial administration, recording, control, budgeting and reporting

  • Books all income and expenditure in accounting software both legally and analytically 

    • collects, controls and then enters supplier invoices in the software 

    • researches and resolves invoice discrepancies and issues; 

    • manages time tracking per staff member per work area to ensure project control and swift adjustments in case of over/underspend; 

    • Records all costs analytically;

    • performs monthly bank reconciliation;

  • Issues invoices on behalf of the organization

  • Prepares invoices for payment in the banking softwares used; performs payments to employees by receiving and verifying expense reports;

  • Analyses accounts payable and receivable, tracks expenditure and income against the budget and reports on variance; generates monthly legal and analytical management reports, quarterly Board reports and annual General Assembly reports, including financial position and trend analysis; 

  • Closes and produces the annual accounts (profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow statement), and manages the annual audit process;

  • Produces financial reports for donors as required;

  • Optimizes financial governance processes and supports prudent financial management and reporting, by developing and operating due processes and systems for financial scenario planning, budgeting, reporting, analysis and risk management


Human relations and resource management

  • Provides advice for management (in liaison with outsourced HR services) on questions relating to HR policy, remuneration, and employee relations management 

  • Ensures the WFA’s employee and HR policies and practices are fit for purpose and in line with the WFA strategy and resources


Governance support 

  • Support the WFA Chair in managing the Board and Executive Board recruitment, meetings, reporting, self-assessment and continuous improvement. 


All WFA employees and volunteer are expected to:

  • Operate within WFA objects, and comply with WFA policies, procedures, norms and legal obligations. 

  • Operate in an efficient and collaborative manner with colleagues within the WFA and its members.

  • Take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts and omission.

  • Highlight concerns and ideas for improvement. 

Key Relationships: 

  • The F&A Manager will have regular contact with all colleagues, especially those responsible for programme and project budgets, as well as with external service providers (e.g. bookkeeping, auditor and outsourced HR). 

The above job description is subject to amendment or discussion with the successful applicant before appointment.

Closing date for applications is 31st May 2021. Starting date for the post is subject to discussion.     


Candidate requirements

Person specification


  • Essential: Relevant finance administration/bookkeeping educational background or experience

  • Essential: Proven experience of financial budgeting, reporting and managing auditing processes

    • Desirable: Experience of charity governance


  • Essential: Advanced spreadsheet skills (Google Sheets as well as MS Excel is an advantage);

    • Desirable: Knowledge of US accounting requirements;

    • Desirable: Chartered/Certified or advanced qualifications 

    • Desirable: Sound understanding of payroll management and related HR matters in an international context;

  • Essential: Strong communication and presentation skills in English;

    • Desirable: Other languages


  • Essential: Proactive, independent, organised and reliable;

  • Essential: A strong sense for detail while able to grasp and analyse the bigger picture;

  • Essential: Ability to work with others constructively and encourage engagement with due process. 

Contact person: Craig Grant

Response email:


Preferred method of response: Email

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