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The Halo Trust


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Join HALO as a Qualified Accountant and contribute to global humanitarian efforts while advancing your financial expertise.


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Thornhill United Kingdom

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Organisation summary: HALO is the world's premier humanitarian mine clearance organisation, operating in over 30 countries with a workforce exceeding 10,000, primarily local staff. The organisation's mission is to alleviate human suffering in conflict zones by clearing landmines, securing weapons, and fostering resilience in communities against global challenges like climate change and political instability. HALO's significant growth and strong partnerships enable it to create lasting impacts on some of the most fragile places on Earth.

  • Role Summary:
    • Ensure timely financial monthly close.
    • Handle journal calculations, schedules, and reconciliations.
    • Oversee intercompany recharges and reconciliations.
    • Conduct monthly data control checks and report blockages.
    • Manage monthly insurance submissions and assist in the annual renewal process.
    • Prepare VAT returns and related analyses.
    • Support annual budget and quarterly reforecast preparation.
    • Assist in preparing financial statements in line with FRS102 and Charities SORP.
  • Role Requirements:
    • A qualified accountant with a minimum of two years post-qualification experience.
    • UK VAT Reporting experience and participation in financial close processes.
    • Knowledge of UK statutory financial statements under FRS102.
    • Strong communication skills for stakeholder interaction.
    • Desirable: Charity financial statements, VAT experience, and ERP systems knowledge such as NetSuite/Adaptive.
  • Benefits:
    • Private Medical Insurance, Contributory pension, and Non-contributory Life assurance.
    • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays.
    • Occupational Health Services and Flexible Working options.
    • Supportive work environment with a focus on dignity and respect.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Submit a resume (max 2 pages) and cover letter (max 1 page) by June 21, 2024.
    • The position may close early depending on application volume.

Role: Accountant (Qualified)

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Hybrid, with a requirement to work from HALO’s Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway office 1-2 times per week

Salary: Up to £50k (dependent on experience)

About HALO:

HALO is the leading humanitarian mine clearance organisation globally, addressing the impact and drivers of conflict in 30+ countries and territories, with over 10,000 staff. Most of our staff are local employees and include a growing number of women. Our primary expertise is serving people affected by conflict, clearing landmines and the explosive remnants of war that threaten lives and livelihoods long after fighting has finished. We make land safe where war has ended, while also assisting those affected by active conflict and endemic violence, creating more durable solutions to support stability. HALO addresses human suffering caused by armed violence in some of the world’s most fragile places, securing weapons and ammunition, and working with both state and community actors to reduce the prevalence of armed violence. 

In recent years HALO has grown significantly. With strong government, community and partner relationships, HALO is uniquely positioned to help build more resilient and prosperous communities, which are better equipped to respond to the interconnected global challenges of conflict, climate change, political and economic instability. As a result, the nature of HALO’s programming is diversifying to increase the impact we have in the context of these global challenges.

About the Role:

As a technically proficient financial accountant in HALO’s central finance team, you will be responsible for preparing, reviewing, and reconciling financial information to support the financial management of the organisation. You will prepare high quality financial information and analysis for internal and external reporting, for a range of financial and non-financial audiences. A high level of detail and quality will be required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively ensure the monthly financial close is completed within agreed deadlines.
  • Preparation of monthly journal calculations, schedules, and associated reconciliations.
  • Intercompany recharges and reconciliation.
  • Monthly data control checks, reporting on and escalating any blockages across HALO’s global programmes.
  • Monthly insurance submissions and supporting of the annual insurance renewal process.
  • Monthly submission of actual results from our ERP system (NetSuite) into our budgeting system (Adaptive).
  • Maintain data on our budgeting system.
  • Preparation of VAT returns and associated analysis and reconciliation.
  • Support preparation of annual budget and quarterly reforecasts for HQ departments.
  • Periodic review of HQ Budget V Actuals including analysis and commentary.
  • Support the annual preparation of financial statements in line with FRS102 and Charities SORP.
  • Completion of monthly, quarterly and annual statistical forms.
  • Collaborate with and support colleagues across the finance department.

All HALO staff are expected to undertake the following general duties:

  • Work within the framework of HALO’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement.
  • Work towards achieving programme and/or group business plan objectives.
  • Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all HALO policies and procedures and keep informed of HALO activities.
  • To discharge duties and responsibilities under HALO’s Health and Safety Procedures which may include Risk and COSHH Assessments and participation in evacuation procedures as necessary. 

This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All HALO staff are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.



  • Must be a qualified accountant.
  • Minimum of two years post qualification experience.
  • UK VAT Reporting experience.
  • Experience of significant participation in the monthly and annual financial close process.
  • Experience with preparation of UK statutory financial statements under FRS102.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders.


  • Experience with preparation of UK charity financial statements under FRS102 and Charity SORP.
  • Charity VAT experience.
  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial systems and budgeting systems (NetSuite/Adaptive/other)


At The HALO Trust, we strive to live by our values, where every staff member is valued. We offer an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect.

HALO offers a friendly, welcoming, and supportive place to work and as part of the HALO team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits which include:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Contributory pension, HALO will match up to 5% of contributions.
  • 25 days annual leave and 8 Public Holidays
  • Non- contributory Life assurance
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Flexible Working
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Please submit a CV (no more than 2 pages) and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) outlining how your experience matches the key skills and competencies required by 21st June 2024. We reserve the right to amend the closing date depending on the number of applications received.

The HALO Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

The HALO Trust is committed to a culture that is both diverse and inclusive and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

The HALO Trust is committed to ensuring that it provides a safe and trusted environment which safeguards and promotes the welfare and wellbeing of anyone who comes into contact with, or is part of, the Charity, with a zero-tolerance approach to behaviours which challenge this.


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