Accountant (volunteer)

Job Title: Accountant (volunteer)
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Gather Accountant
Contact Name: John Peter Archer
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 09, 2019 08:36

Job Description

Gather uses data intelligence to get toilets to people who need them. By 2020, we want to transform how sanitation is provided for five million people in four emerging cities across the world.


2019 is going to be a significant year for Gather. As a result, we are looking for an exceptional individual to volunteer with our award-winning team.

We are looking for a qualified accountant who can help us:

  • Design a new budget structure

  • Troubleshoot accounting questions e.g. end of year accounts, HMRC and pensions

  • Review existing financial procedures

This volunteer position will be for an initial five days, with the opportunity for extension. Gather’s office is in London, but remote working is possible.

We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Familiarity with accounting for non-profits and international developments projects is welcome but not essential. 


Today, there are 2.5 billion people living in cities around the world without access to a safe, clean toilet. We transform how sanitation organisations use data, helping the to get toilets to people who need the most.

In 2019 we are launching the world’s first city data hub in Madagascar. The hub will aim to improve the lives of 350,000 people in low income communities by first transforming the sector’s decision-making process. We are also convening the first sanitation data commission. The commission will advise on the creation of a new global data standard for the location, type of toilet and volume of waste.


John Peter Archer and Lindsey Noakes founded Gather in 2016. They are guided by a panel of expert advisors including industry specialists from Google, UNICEF, UCL and a former consultant to WHO. Gather is governed by a diverse, multidisciplinary board of trustees.

Gather is currently supported by a growing group of private philanthropists, pro bono partners and foundations including former US vice-president Al Gore’s Generation Foundation.

In 2018 John and Lindsey were listed as Forbes 30 Social Entrepreneurs Under 30 in Europe and MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 in Europe. They were finalists for the World Bank’s Ideas for Action competition, the Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa award and the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award.

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