NCI delivers its work through a small team of independent paid contractors in cooperation with the Secretariat, voluntary Steering Committee and voluntary Board.

Current opportunities to work with NCI are listed below.


Financial Officer (Pro bono)

About Natural Capital Ireland

Natural Capital Ireland (NCI) is a diverse group of organisations and individuals from academic, public, private and NGO sectors, interested in the development and application of the natural capital approach in Ireland. It is structured as a Company Limited by Guarantee, governed by a Board, led by a Steering Committee and administered by a Secretariat. As of 2022, we have over 1,000 members. Our mission is to value, protect and restore Ireland’s natural capital and ecosystem services.

Natural capital is an economic metaphor for nature; a concept that frames the world's renewable and non-renewable resources like plants, animals, air, water, minerals and soil, as assets or stocks that combine to yield a flow of benefits to people.

About the role

NCI is looking to recruit a Financial Officer for internal organisation and project support. The role is voluntary but will provide the successful candidate with good experience in the management of finances for a multi-stakeholder non-profit. The candidate will also have the opportunity to learn more about sustainability.


Responsibilities of the Financial Officer include:

  • Working with the NCI Secretariat to keep accurate records

  • Invoice processing (monthly)

  • Updating contractor forecast (monthly)

  • Monitor cash balance

  • Preparing balance sheet records (monthly)

  • Preparing management accounts (quarterly)

  • Preparing VAT return (bi-monthly)

  • Preparing PSWT return (bi-monthly)

  • Attending Board meetings (1 per quarter)

  • Attending Steering Committee meetings (1 per quarter)

  • Preparing quarterly financial updates for the Board

  • Assisting with the preparation of annual financial reports

  • Reconciling bank statements

  • Provide support for financial audits

  • Review financial statements and arrange signatures

  • Review CT and arrange signatures

  • Review B1 and arrange signatures

  • Assisting with budget preparation

  • Reviewing and implementing financial policies


About the candidate 

This role is ideal for someone with a background in accountancy or audit, looking to gain experience. The role will be interesting for someone with a passion for sustainability as there is the opportunity to learn from national experts in biodiversity and sustainable development.

Desired skills include:

  • Good organisational skills

  • Familiarity with audits, invoices and budget preparations

  • Ability to manage accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable

Details of time commitment

The role is expected to take no more than 12-15 hours per month. The Financial Officer is expected to attend one board meeting each quarter, and (optional) Steering Committee meeting. These meetings usually last two hours.

How to apply

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