Financial Accountant

The Vacancy

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 40 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disasters.

IRW’s Finance & Corporate Services Division is recruiting for the position of ‘Financial Accountant’ to join its dynamic team based out of its offices in Birmingham, UK. The organisation operates to a hybrid working model.

The purpose of the role is to support the Corporate Finance Team in providing a first-class service to the group with a key aspect of the role being developing the way the department produces analysis and uses financial information to support decision making and achievement of the company’s strategic objective.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Qualified ACA or ACCA.
  • Extensive experience in a relevant finance role.
  • Good understanding of the Charities SORP.
  • Experience of dealing with external audits.
  • Ability to work in an organised manner and able to meet deadlines.
  • Experience of process improvements; develops and implements new and Innovative solutions.
  • Ideally knowledge and experience of the charity sector.
  • Experience of Unit 4 ERP Systems is a must.
  • Experience of people management.
  • Application of strong technical/analytic skills (Excel based), modelling etc.
  • Approaches problems and tasks systematically, with an analytical and innovative mindset.
  • Strong time management skills, adept at working calmly under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision, be self-motivated with high energy.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex concepts in straightforward ways and across language and cultural barriers.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with ability to coach/train others.
  • A commitment and enthusiasm for personal and team learning and development.
  • The ability to confidently challenge the status quo and problem solve, suggesting and demonstrating new innovative ways of working to the team where appropriate; follow improvements from conception through to completion.
  • Excellent technical accounting skills, including a thorough grasp of the concept of double entry, profit and loss statements and balance sheets, including accounting for accruals, prepayments and accrued and deferred income.

For more information, please click on the Documents tab above to view the full Job Description.

If you are talented, reliable, service-minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.

For more information on the excellent company benefits we offer our employees, please visit:

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on an ongoing basis until a suitable appointment is made. We may therefore, close the advert sooner than the advertised date.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • proof of eligibility to live and work within the UK
  • receipt of satisfactory references

Please note, for UK-based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply

Financial Accountant (

Leave a Reply