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Accountant (FTC)

The Halo Trust


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Join HALO as an Accountant and contribute to global humanitarian efforts while advancing your career in finance


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Thornhill United Kingdom

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Organisation summary: HALO is on the front lines of conflict recovery, clearing landmines and explosive remnants in over 30 countries to foster resilient and prosperous communities. With 10,000+ staff, mostly local, and a focus on enduring solutions for stability, HALO tackles the ripple effects of conflict, including armed violence and ammunition security. Amidst significant growth, HALO is adeptly responding to global challenges like climate change and political instability, reinforcing its unique position to amplify its humanitarian impact.

  • Role Summary:
    • Support statutory audit processes, coordinating with auditors for seamless financial statement preparation.
    • Engage in comprehensive accounting duties including period close, management reporting, and balance sheet reconciliation.
    • Contribute to a transition phase in the finance team with a 6-12 month fixed term contract, embracing remote work with occasional travel to the Thornhill office.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Qualified accountant with a minimum of two years post-qualification experience.
    • Proven experience in audit participation and UK statutory financial statement preparation under FRS102.
    • Effective communication skills for stakeholder engagement.
    • Desirable: UK charity financial statement expertise and experience with ERP financial systems.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Submit a concise CV and a cover letter detailing your fit for the role.
    • Application deadline: 21st June 2024, with the possibility of an earlier closing date dependent on application volume.

Benefits: HALO values staff with an inclusive work environment and offers benefits such as private medical insurance, contributory pension, life assurance, occupational health services, and more.

Role: Accountant (FTC)

Location: Remote (with a requirement for some travel to HALO’s Thornhill, Dumfries office)

Salary: Up to £60k (Dependent on Experience)

Hours: Full-time

Contract: 6-12 Month Fixed Term

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:

The accountant will support HALO through the statutory audit of its financial statements, coordinating and liaising with the auditors and preparing high quality financial information to support the audit requirements.  The accountant will also support the wider accounting requirements of the organisation in areas such as period close, management reporting, and balance sheet reconciliation as required.

This is a fixed term contract for 6-12 months to support the finance team during a period of transition.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preparation of audit schedules and reconciliations.
  • Coordinate the compiling of data for submission to the auditors, escalating any delays or issues.
  • Support the monitoring and completion of audit requests and submission to auditors, using the audit firm’s information management portal.
  • Support with any audit adjustments and the preparation of the final financial statements.
  • Other accounting support tasks as may be required, such as reconciliation and review to support the team with month end close.

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.
  • Experience of significant participation in the audit process.
  • Experience with preparation of UK statutory financial statements under FRS102.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders.


  • Experience with preparation of UK charity financial statements under FRS102 and Charity SORP.
  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial systems.


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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