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Regional Finance Officer


  • Organization: The HALO Trust
  • Location: Carlisle
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: Closed


Role: Regional Finance Officer

Location: Hybrid - Minimum 2 days per week working from our Thornhill, Dumfries office

Salary: Up to £30k, dependent on experience

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

About HALO:

The HALO Trust is the leading global NGO addressing the impact and drivers of conflict in over 30 countries and territories, employing more than 12,500 staff. Our primary duty is to serve people affected by conflict, clearing landmines and the explosive remnants of war that threaten lives and livelihoods long after fighting has finished. We make land safe where war has ended, while also assisting those affected by active conflict and endemic violence, creating more durable solutions to support stability.

In recent years HALO has grown significantly, and with our financial strength and strong government, community, and partner relationships we are uniquely positioned to help build more resilient and prosperous communities.

About the role:

The Halo Trust are looking to hire a Regional Finance Officer (RFO) to join our Finance team at our HQ in Thornhill, Dumfries. The Regional Finance Officer will support Regional Finance Managers in providing advice and support to a portfolio of HALO programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

Donor Contract Management

  • Support the production of timely financial donor reports and fund requests.
  • Provide support in the development of donor budgets utilising HALOs financial planning system (Adaptive Insights).
  • Support in the development of systems, tools and processes to ensure HALO’s budgeting and forecasting process operates efficiently and effectively.
  • Assist the financial monitoring and review of grants/contracts, working closely with colleagues to forecast and report on project costs to completion.

Audit Support

  • Assist in the monitoring of compliance against Donor regulations and HALO financial and logistics standing operating procedures, carrying out desk and field-based audits.

Programme Support

  • Assist in the monitoring of compliance against overseas statutory regulations, including company registration, financial reporting and taxation.
  • Assist in the production of transactional reports/documentation for grant/contract audits, liaising with the external auditors/country teams as appropriate.

All HALO staff are expected to undertake the following general duties:

  • Work within the framework of HALO’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement.
  • Work towards achieving programme and/or group business plan objectives.
  • Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all HALO policies and procedures and keep informed of HALO activities.
  • Travel to HALO programmes as and when required (no more than 3 short visits per year)
  • To discharge duties and responsibilities under HALO’s Health and Safety Procedures which may include Risk and COSHH Assessments and participation in evacuation procedures as necessary. 

This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All HALO staff are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.


  • At least 2 years’ experience in a finance role
  • Use of Excel to manipulate and analyse data (ability to produce pivot tables, VLookup, SUMIF etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel to HALO programmes


At The HALO Trust, we strive to live by our values, where every staff member is valued. We offer an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect.

HALO offers a friendly, welcoming, and supportive place to work and as part of the HALO team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits which include:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Contributory pension, HALO will match up to 5% of contributions.
  • 25 days annual leave and 8 Public Holidays
  • Non- contributory Life assurance
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Flexible Working
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Please submit a CV (no more than 2 pages) and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) outlining how your experience matches the key skills and competencies required by 26th June 2024.

We reserve the right to amend the closing date depending on the calibre of applications received.

The HALO Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. The HALO Trust is committed to a culture that is both diverse and inclusive and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

The HALO Trust is committed to ensuring that it provides a safe and trusted environment which safeguards and promotes the welfare and wellbeing of anyone who comes into contact with, or is part of, the Charity, with a zero-tolerance approach to behaviours which challenge this.

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