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Finance Administrator - Spain (0750)

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  • Salary:
    €10,360 per annum
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
  • Area:
    International & Regional Opportunities
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Part Time

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

We have a superb opportunity for an organised, self-motivated and flexible individual to join our dedicated team at El Refugio del Burrito – a subsidiary of The Donkey Sanctuary, established in 2003 to improve conditions for donkeys and mules in Spain. With previous experience in a finance/accounting role, and a proven record in financial risk management, as Finance Administrator you will provide finance support for El Refugio Del Burrito, focusing on financial reporting processes both internally and externally.

Principal duties will include –

  • Preparation of accounts in line with local legislation and Charity policies
  • Recording all financial transactions using appropriate software and ensure proper authorisation of orders within specified limits
  • Ensuring the charity meets all deadlines in country for presentation of necessary accountancy statements, requests and filing
  • Processing accounting entries on accounts database
  • Assisting with the preparation and analysis of income and expenditure accounts for ERB on agreed dates
  • Preparation of end of year accounts, including fixed assets and stock taking
  • Prepare operational and capital funding requests from TDS(UK) as require;
  • Communicating with the Country Manager, relevant managers and Heads of Departments, and with TDS(UK) as required, on all matters concerning financial and office administration

An academic qualification in accounting, together with excellent written and verbal communication skills – including the ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels of an organisation – is essential, as are an advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications including Excel, and the ability to deliver to tight reporting deadlines and effectively manage priorities. Knowledge of charity accounting and taxation regulations and of international accounting and taxation (VAT) requirements is desirable.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, and would like to be part of the evolving program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This is a part-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 20 hours a week, and is based at the main office and visitor centre in Fuente de Piedra, Malaga.

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 27 September 2021.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

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