Finance Officer

Job Title: Finance Officer

Working hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Remuneration: £27,300 annual salary, plus company bonus scheme

Contract: Permanent

Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire (three days working from office, two from home)

Reporting to: Managing Director

Additional benefits: 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays. Flexible working hours and hybrid working. Company pension scheme.

About Us

African Adventures organises life-changing trips for groups of schools, colleges, football clubs, charities and Scouts to volunteer at the 25 schools we work with in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar.

We’re a unique organisation that’s part tour operator and part development agency. We provide a comprehensive travel service to the volunteer groups that book with us, organising everything from their flights and accommodation to pre-departure support and the volunteer work they’ll carry out; all whilst working closely with our partner schools in Africa to ensure that our volunteer programme delivers tangible support that helps build capacity and education outcomes for young people in Africa.

About You

This is an exciting opportunity to take on an interesting and challenging role at a unique company. It would suit a confident, friendly person driven by an interest in numbers and finance.

You’ll have at least two years’ experience in a similar role. You’ll be adept at building strong working relationships with colleagues, customers, and suppliers, and have the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day bookkeeping of company accounts and maintenance of upcoming payment schedules.
  • Create, issue, and process all company invoices.
  • Credit control management of overdue invoices.
  • Respond to group and volunteer enquiries regarding finance and invoicing.
  • Process payments for supplier invoices.
  • Responsible for day-to-day bookkeeping of our official charity, African Adventures Foundation
  • Financial administration of African Adventures Foundation (Gift Aid claims etc.)
  • Build strong working relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Assist with general office administration (help with answering phones etc.)

What We're Looking For


Minimum two years’ experience in a similar role
Previous experience of working with a bookkeeping software
Excellent analytical skills
Highly motivated and a team player
Strong written and communication skills
Strong customer services skills
Positive attitude to problem solving
Strong IT skills
Experience of working with Kashflow
Passionate about international development, volunteering, and education




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Think You'll Be a Good Fit?

To apply for this role, click on the button below and provide your CV and cover letter.

Alternatively, please submit your application to dan@african-adventures.co.uk or by post:

FAO Dan Mew
African Adventures
4 Crescent House
Yonge Close
SO50 9SX

Closing date for application: 30th June 2022

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