INPUD Jobs: Finance Officer Job Description and Person Specification

August 2016

Please find attached a Job Description and Person Specification advertising the post of Finance Officer for INPUD. The post of Finance Officer is based at the INPUD Secretariat Office, Elephant and Castle, London.



The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) is a global peer-based organisation that seeks to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs. INPUD will expose and challenge stigma, discrimination, and the criminalisation of people who use drugs and its impact on the drug-using community’s health and rights. INPUD will achieve this through processes of empowerment and advocacy at the international level, while supporting empowerment and advocacy at community, national, and regional levels.


About the Role

Post:                                    Finance Officer

Accountable to:                Office Manager, Executive Director, and Board Treasurer

Place of work:                   INPUD Secretariat, Elephant and Castle, London, UK

Hours:                                 Three days a week

Term of contract:             One year rolling

Salary:                                 GBP £28-32,000 pro rata (depending on experience)


The successful candidate will need to be based in London, United Kingdom.


INPUD is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including members of the drug using community, as well as people living with HIV and/or hepatitis and LGBTQI people.


Job Description

Processing invoices and expenses in accounting system.

·        Responsible for recording, interpreting, classifying, analysing, reporting all financial transactions.

Prepare annual organisation budget as well as project budgets in collaboration with relevant staff and/or Board members.
Prepare new project budgets with appropriate staff and the Executive Director.
Work with programme officers on their budgets.
Year-end statutory accounts, working with external accountants and auditors.
Streamlining financial systems and processes; ad-hoc financial analysis.
Monthly bank reconciliation.
Monthly reconciliation of major suppliers accounts.
Liaising with external payroll firm.
Preparing monthly analytical reports disaggregated by donor, project, and other variables.


Selection criteria

At least three years’ experience working in the third sector/not-for-profit sector.
At least a part-qualified accountant.
Essential: good working knowledge of QuickBooks.
Excellent MS Office stills essential (Word, Excel).
Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
Ability to multitask, work in a dynamic environment, and to remain calm under pressure.
Ability to deal with sensitive and/or confidential information.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English).
Ability to work independently, as well as in a team.
Sense of humour preferred!


You will need to be based in London, UK, or willing to travel/relocate there at your own expense.


How to Apply

Applications should be made in writing with a covering letter that must address all selection criteria.

Please accompany your application with current curriculum vitae (CV) and the names and contact details of at least two referees, which must include your current or most recent employer.


Please send your application by email to:


Deadline for applications: 10th August 2016


Good luck!