Finance Officer

Finance Officer

We're looking for a dynamic professional to assist in managing the day-to-day financial and project accounting operations within RedR, ensuring the accurate processing and recording of financial transactions, and supporting the preparation of financial reports under the guidance of senior finance staff. 

Responsible to: Finance Manager 

Location: London/Amman (Hybrid) 

Post: Full Time, Permanent 

Salary: (2.1) GBP 27448 (London); JOD 16000 (Amman).


RedR and the work we do   

RedR UK is an international NGO and learning provider that develops capacity and supports aid workers, organisations, and communities to prepare for and respond effectively to crises within humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding contexts. Our work builds resilience, primarily in low and lower middle-income countries worldwide. We have 40 years’ experience responding to disasters.  

We are an HPass Certified Learning Provider, meaning we meet the Humanitarian Learning Standards. RedR UK is committed to the Humanitarian Charter, the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief and the Core Humanitarian Standard. 

RedR UK has offices in London and Amman and maintains a large pool of highly qualified trainers and experts who go through a rigorous certification and selection process. Our work is overseen and supported by a Board of Trustees with wide experience, in the humanitarian sector and other fields. RedR is a Membership organisation with a global network of 1,800 Members, all of whom are experienced humanitarian professionals.  

We are also part of RedR International, an international federation of organisations that share a common vision and mission. The federation’s vision is a world in which sufficient competent and committed personnel are available and responding to humanitarian needs. Members include RedR UK, RedR Australia, RedR India, RedR Malaysia and RedR Indonesia. 

RedR UK is committed to a strong, positive culture, with benefits for staff and those with whom we work. Our culture is also important to us in terms of our ethic of humanitarian impartiality and neutrality and our compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and other professional codes of conduct. 

Our values are vitally important to us as individuals, teams, and to RedR UK as a whole. We are committed to a continuous process of strengthening our culture, maintaining the high standards required to work together effectively, and delivering first class advice and service to those with whom we work. 

Your Role

We are looking for Finance Officer who will play a crucial role in supporting the finance department's daily operations, contributing to the accurate and efficient management of the organisation’s finances. This position involves working closely with the Finance Manager as well as programme managers to maintain financial records, process transactions, and assist in report preparation. 


Main Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • Assist in maintaining up-to-date financial records, including processing invoices, payments, and managing accounts payable and receivable. 
  • Support the month-end and year-end closing procedures under the guidance of the Finance Manager 
  • Help ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations. 
  • Contribute to the budgeting and forecasting processes, providing necessary data and assistance. 
  • Assist in monitoring cash flow and managing petty cash. 
  • Support the payroll processing and reimbursement procedures. 
  • Participate in the analysis of financial data and preparation of reports for management review. 
  • Support programme staff with financial budgeting and reporting 
  • Stay informed about changes in accounting regulations and best practices. 
  • Contribute to the improvement of accounting processes and systems. 

Skills required:  

Essential skills : 

  • Proficiency in QuickBooks or similar accounting software. 
  • Experience with basic accounting tasks, such as posting journals and reconciling accounts. 
  • Understanding of charity accounting principles. 
  • Basic to intermediate Excel skills for financial reporting. 
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills. 
  • Problem-solving abilities. 

Other skills:  

  • Excel, Word and Email. Intermediate level excel skills would be sufficient. Should be able to create reports using Excel for management reporting.  
  • Able to communicate effectively. 
  • Be collaborative and is a team player.  
  • Able to analyse to seek solutions for problems. 

Preferred, but not essential skills:

  • Experience with project finance and familiarity with donor requirements (e.g., USAID projects) is an advantage. 
  • Knowledge of foreign currency transactions and automated accounting tools (e.g., DEXT) would be beneficial. 
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new accounting processes and software. 

This position offers a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the financial health of a renowned humanitarian organisation, working within a team dedicated to supporting global resilience building efforts. If you have a passion for finance and a commitment to humanitarian values, we encourage you to apply. Please send your CV and a cover letter to before 26 April 2024. The interviews will be done on rolling basis.