Senior Accountant / Accountant

Senior Accountant / Accountant

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management


London, N1 7SR
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? N/A


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week
On average two days per month


20 Nov 2020

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteers-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain technology in the global fight against climate change.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a passionate (senior) accountant (committing 1 day per month on average) who will support financial decision-making information by collecting, analysing, investigating, and reporting financial data. Driving the end-to-end financial accounting process, including preparing financial reports to track the organisation’s assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liabilities, and other related financial activities and turn actions into impacts to shape climate policy on a global platform.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Performing general cost accounting and other related duties in the accounting role;
  • Preparing periodic (monthly) balance sheets, income statements, and profit and loss statements;
  • Maintaining the general ledger;
  • Preparing payroll and maintaining payroll information, creating reports and resolving any payroll discrepancies that may arise;
  • Coding invoices, setting up new accounts, reconciling accounts, and closing the monthly books;
  • Reconciling bank accounts at least monthly, verifying deposits, and addressing inquiries from banks;
  • Reconciling donor accounts and managing accounts receivable collections;
  • Verifying payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensuring payments are charged to the appropriate accounts;
  • Providing outside auditors with assistance; gathering necessary account information and documents to perform annual audit;
  • Filing required tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies; and

Performing other related duties as may be assigned from time to time assigned.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or international professional qualification in accounting required; and Preferably with a professional qualification
  • Extensive knowledge of general financial accounting and cost accounting;
  • Understanding of and ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Highly proficient with accounting software;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Practical experience in both Financial and Management Accounting; and
  • Previous experience within an international NGO is desirable but not a requirement.

What difference will you make?

Blockchain and other emerging technologies. Climate change and sustainability. These are two hot topic groups that have been headlining media outlets, dominating conferences & events, and gaining increasing traction in research and pilot projects. BCI is here as an expert platform to help governments, inter-governmental and regional organisations as well as relevant corporates to negotiate the complex landscape of emerging technologies for environmental good. We cement our expertise by putting in the hard work in researching, identifying and analysing the applications of emerging technologies so that informed decisions can be made by the stakeholders in the climate change and action network. 

One of the most important aspects of BCI’s mission is to support legislators and policymakers to create an enabling environment for the adoption of distributed ledger technologies. To that end, this opportunity will ensure BCI is financially sustainable before we make the developing-country communities sustainable.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Benefits you will get from volunteering with BCI are enormous and some include:

  • You will hone or learn new skills including research, presentation, writing, professional etiquette,
  • Your mind will be mentally stimulated, hence providing you a sense of purpose;
  • You will advance and boost your professional career by helping you to make professional connections and giving you real-world experience at the intersection between climate and emerging technologies; and
  • Help you develop long-lasting professional relationships with others. People who come together to make the world a better place forge close connection.

Before you apply

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  • Environment
  • International development
  • The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is a progressive think tank providing leading expertise in the deployment of emerging technologies for climate and sustainability actions. As an...