Expenditure Assistant (Trainee Accountant) (0913)

Full time Staff

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Are you looking for a starting role within Finance?


Do you have strong attention to detail?


Are you proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel?


Do you have the ability to communicate clearly?


If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


The Role


As an expenditure assistant, you will be one of the key person’s that processes payments to fund our Retail Activities, partners and make payments to suppliers in the UK. In addition, you will be responsible for completing Bank & account reconciliations, cashbook journals and other recharges.


What we are looking for


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.


Whilst financial experience is not essential, what is important to us is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Good planning and organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Tenacity to ensure resolution of issues
  • Able to demonstrate initiative, e.g. through identifying process improvement, and showing flexibility


We offer


This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people with fair pay and competitive benefits package.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a part-time, job share, or partially home-based.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam 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 Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam 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 and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB 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.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to apply  


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 


About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

Closing date: 
26th November 2021