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Head of Financial Accounting

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) Head of Financial Accounting £52,500 plus excellent benefits

Hybrid working

About Us

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is an international wildfowl and wetland conservation charity. We are the UK’s leading wetland conservation charity and are immensely proud of the work we do to restore, create and protect wetlands.

Our vision is for a world where wetlands wildlife thrives and enriches lives.

Our mission is to conserve, restore and create wetlands, save wetland wildlife, and inspire everyone to value the amazing things healthy wetlands achieve for people and nature.

Our principles are we believe wetlands are key in helping us meet our most pressing environmental challenges. Managed sustainably, they support livelihoods, local economies and our health and wellbeing.

We also welcome one million visitors every year to our unique wetland reserves as we believe that showing people first-hand how amazing wetlands are is the best way to ignite a passion to conserve them.

The Role

We are currently looking to recruit a Head of Financial Accounting; an important role in the Finance Team.

In this role you will lead a professional financial accounting team, encompassing the management of purchase and sale ledger and other processing functions and be responsible for their training and development.

Working closely with the Head of Finance and Head of Financial Business Partnering, you will also be responsible for ensuring that all financial information is presented in a useful and timely manner to the wider organisation and you will play a key part in supporting the production of accurate and timely provision of management accounting information.

About You

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Be a qualified accountant with substantial financial and management accounting experience in a medium sized and complex organisation. Knowledge of the Charity sector would be advantageous but not a necessary requirement.

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable experience of leading and engaging with finance and other corporate functions to develop a mature and rounded service.

  • Design, implement and monitor team key performance indicators to ensure full delivery of team priorities.

  • Have an excellent understanding of financial and management accounting processes, financial reporting and audit, planning as well as being adept at managing both your own and your team’s priorities.

  • Be a strong leader able to communicate well with your peers and teams members and have resilience to adapt quickly to changing priorities and demands from internal and external stakeholders.

In return for your hard work and dedication you will enjoy a wide variety of benefits including:

*25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata)

*Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)

*Life assurance

*Free parking

*Cycle to work scheme

*Free entry to all our centres

For more information on this opportunity including a job description and person spec please contact Nicola Shaw our retained consultant on 07554 443 877 or to apply send a CV to

Closing date 25th June

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