Job Title:          Finance and Administration Manager, London

Location:          London, Vauxhall SE11. Hybrid: 2 days remote, 3 days office.
Terms:              £38,000–£48,000 (commensurate with qualifications/experience)
Permanent, full time position.
Benefits: Annual leave 20 days/year, national holidays, 4 days office closure Christmas–New Year, stakeholder pension.
Reports to:     Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Position Objective:

To maintain financial controls and records for ADI London office, recording income, donor records, expenditure, banking, reports. Ensures finance and administration systems provide good support for ADI fundraising, advocacy, rescues and campaigns activities. Contributes to management of accurate and reliable data using Sage 50c, Raiser’s Edge NXT, Engaging Networks, recording data, producing reports. Assists CFO with reconciliations, ledgers, quarterly and annual reports.

About You:

You are qualified AAT, or part qualified CA, ACCA or CIMA. Experienced in finance, bookkeeping, use of databases, general administration and importantly, you want to help a nonprofit to save animals. You have the skills and experience to help ADI grow. You want to contribute to good management of financial records and administration creating an administrative bedrock for effective work to save animals. Your lifestyle is aligned with ADI’s vision, mission and values.

About Us:

ADI is dedicated to ending the suffering of animals and works for their rights and legal protection. Animals used for entertainment, in laboratories, wildlife trade, farming, as well as protection of our shared environment and wildlife in their natural space. Research, education, investigations, legislation. Once governments pass animal protection laws, such as animal circuses, we assist with implementation of the new law and relocate survivors – bears, primates and others to rainforest sanctuaries in Latin America, lions/other African predators and Bengal tigers to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, South Africa: www.adiwildlifesanctuary.org

ADI is Great Nonprofits Top-rated; Charity Navigator 4-star.

About the Role:


  • Data entry on Sage 50c
  • Recording of donations and other income
  • Sales order/invoice processing
  • Purchase ledger maintenance, reconciliations
  • Maintaining stock records
  • Assisting with production of budget performance reports.


  • IT/Network administration (working with service providers); data protection.
  • Data entry on Raiser’s Edge NXT; audits, reports, oversight.
  • Contributes to general office management.

Skills / Expertise required:


  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in similar role.
  • AAT, or part qualified CA, ACCA or CIMA, and/or other relevant qualifications.
  • You are self-motivated, able to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • A flexible, positive approach, enjoy a demanding environment, supportive of others.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in numerical work.
  • You can work with discretion, and handle sensitive data.
  • Knowledge and experience in data entry, reporting generally.
  • You are IT literate: knowledge of Microsoft Office, online applications such as online banking and (desirable) some tax and other financial services.
  • You have excellent organisation, time-management and communication skills.
  • Fluent in English


  • Some knowledge of Sage 50c
  • Some knowledge of CRM, e.g., Raisers’ Edge and Engaging Networks.
  • Preparation of management accounts and budgeting, some knowledge.
  • Experience with analysing financial data.
  • Experience with the audit process.
  • Knowledge of non-profit / charity accounting and reporting.

ADI is dedicated to ending the suffering of animals and works for their legal protection. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment, and a plant-based lifestyle is preferred. ADI is also committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all, regardless of background, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability or other.


  • Apply early – no closing date – we review applications as they arrive. Interviews commence on a rolling program.
  • Send email detailing how you meet our criteria, together with your resume.
  • Interviews will be online and in person.
  • Formal application form will be sent if you have been selected for interview.
  • Virtual interviews will be arranged once your application form has been reviewed.
  • In-person interviews will be arranged following virtual interviews.

APPLY TO:  Animal Defenders International, Vox Studios North, 1 Durham Street, London SE11 5JH.  Send CV to: execassist@ad-international.org
Please note, we will only respond to applicants who meet the required skills and experience.
No phone calls about this job; no agencies please.

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About Animal Defenders International

Animal Defenders International is a UK nonprofit, Animal Defenders International Foundation and the Lord Dowding Fund is a UK registered charity, with offices in Los Angeles, Bogota and the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa, home to big cats rescued from circuses, zoos, pet trade. ADI works for laws to protect animals used in entertainment, food, wildlife trade, with investigations, prosecutions, scientific and economic research, promoting adoption of advanced scientific methods to replace use of animals in laboratories. When governments ban animal circuses, ADI helps officials to remove the animals from circuses and we relocate them to sanctuaries:  https://www.youtube.com/c/ADITV-animals/videos

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