Finance Officer

Remote position – UK Home-Based Location (must be able to travel to Manchester, UK for training)

5 days per week. The contract will run from May 2024 until 31st March 2025 extendable for at least two additional years subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.


Women‌ ‌in‌ ‌Informal‌ ‌Employment:‌ ‌Globalizing‌ ‌and‌ ‌Organizing‌ ‌(WIEGO)‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ global‌ ‌network‌ ‌focused‌ ‌on‌ ‌securing‌ ‌livelihoods‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌working‌ ‌poor,‌ ‌especially‌ ‌women,‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌informal‌ ‌economy.‌ ‌We‌ ‌believe‌ ‌all‌ ‌workers‌ ‌should‌ ‌have‌ ‌equal‌ ‌economic‌ ‌opportunities‌ ‌and‌ ‌rights.‌ ‌WIEGO‌ ‌creates‌ ‌change‌ ‌by‌ ‌building‌ ‌capacity‌ ‌among‌ organizations of workers in informal employment,‌ ‌expanding‌ ‌the‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌base‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌informal‌ ‌economy‌, ‌and‌ ‌influencing‌ ‌local,‌ ‌national‌ ‌, and‌ ‌international‌ ‌policies.‌

The Position

We are currently looking for a full-time Finance Officer, based from home, to support our work around the globe. This is an exciting opportunity to use your finance skills and experience to make a real difference.

Reporting to the Financial Controller and Senior Finance Officers, you will work in a small, friendly team and be responsible for helping to ensure the effective financial administration of WIEGO’s operations.

This will include:

  • Managing day-day-finances:
    • Processing payments and invoices including travel invoices and statements
    • Maintaining accurate accounting records
    • Monitoring spending against contracts
    • Monitoring spending against budgets
  • Compilation of Bank reconciliations
  • Compilation of Purchase Ledger analysis
  • Liaising with staff and contractors on financial transactions and procedures.
  • Dealing with suppliers and general queries.
  • Assisting in the organization of international and other meetings as required.
  • Any other related duties as required from time to time.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will need to be:

  • AAT qualified (or equivalent) or be studying towards a qualification at this level (or have equivalent work experience)
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a financial role, ideally remotely within a global non-profit or charitable organization.
  • Audit experience (desirable)
  • Experience using financial software, preferably Xero Accounting Software.
  • Advanced IT skills, including proficiency in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and strong Excel skills.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented mindset and a strong focus on quality and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and contribute to a collaborative team environment.
  • You will be working with colleagues based around the world and therefore you should also be able to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent communication skills. 
  • Able to travel to Manchester, UK for training.
  • Available to travel abroad maximum twice a year.

What we offer

This is a full-time U.K.-based role for 37.5 hours per week. The position is home-based and the successful candidate must have their own office and office equipment.

The contract will run from May 2024 until 31st March 2025 extendable for at least two additional years subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

Salary and terms depend‌ ‌on‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌location‌ ‌, and‌ ‌the‌ ‌role‌ ‌profile. This‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ discussed with the successful ‌candidate.

The‌ ‌post-holder‌ ‌will‌ ‌work‌ ‌from‌ ‌home‌ ‌; therefore‌ ‌, you‌ ‌will‌ ‌need‌ ‌access‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌‌ ‌computer‌ ‌equipment‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌strong‌ ‌Internet‌ ‌connection.‌

Next Steps

To apply for this position, please submit a resume, a writing sample (in English), and a cover letter explaining your motivation and how you fulfill the above requirements to by the closing date of April 26th, 2024 (23:59 GMT).  Please also include contact details for two referees.

WIEGO is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All applicants are welcome.