Do you want to become part of a global organization that identifies people and initiatives that have successfully solved local environmental challenges of access to clean water, clean air, and nutritious food? And that helps to promote working solutions to improve the climate? Then WAFA is for you!

As the Finance and Accounting Lead at WAFA you will be a key player in managing our financial activities to support WAFA's mission:

Identifying people and projects that help resolve challenges of access to basics for human survival and that has a direct focus on improving the climate.


Become A Volunteer For WAFA (Water Air Food Awards)

WAFA is a volunteer-based NGO headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Our main activities are to identify, recognize and award community initiatives that address basic needs and collaborate with nature. By doing this, we give a voice to otherwise unknown and unheard heroes.

WAFA is a unique awards platform that gives recognition to people across the globe who are making pioneering initiatives improving access to clean water, clean air and nutritious food that are low tech and can create global impact by scaling them.

If you are passionate about the environment and if you want to bring in your skills in finance and accounting to help elevate WAFA to the next level, then we have a spot for you !

Your responsibilities:

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure in accordance with Danish Tax Law.
  • Ensure the accounts are current and correct.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely processing of positive pay transactions.
  • Make sure the Bank Compliance activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely quarterly and year-end close, as well as statement of accounts and a clean audit.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to sponsors.
  • Support budgeting and forecasting activities.
  • Protect WAFA from financial fraud.
  • Support the funding department with detailed or partial budgets needed for specific funding/sales activities
  • Provide training to new and existing volunteers as needed.
  • Manage existing and future volunteers in the Finance/Accounting area
  • of hours required per week: 5 hours (flexible according to your schedule)

We would like you to have :

  • A university degree in Finance & Accounting or similar
  • Sufficient work experience (at least 2 years) in Finance & Accounting
  • Experience in reporting, budgeting and fraud management
  • Experience working with the Danish accounting system
  • Strong in working with financial data
  • Fluency in English language; knowledge of the Danish language is a plus
  • Be located in Denmark with a Danish CPR number

It goes without saying that you enjoy working with people and are a team player, and that you are self-driven and well-organised.

If you don't tick all the boxes, but are excited about the role and passionate about our mission, we would love to hear from you.

You will be working remotely and require access to a computer with fast internet connection. We communicate via WhatsApp, emails and video calls.

As a volunteer, you get:

To work in an international team and get exposure to experts and enthusiasts from various backgrounds. You have a flexible schedule and the ability to do your volunteer work from home on topics you enjoy and that are meaningful. Most importantly, you will have the chance to put your ideas into practice and help shape the future of an organization with global reach and potential.

Does this sound like a position for you? You can apply with your CV and a short letter of motivation telling us why you want to join WAFA. We would like our new Finance & Accounting Lead to start as soon as possible. If we think it could be a match, we will get back to you for an in-depth discussion about the position. 

If you would like to know more about WAFA or have further questions, visit our website and get in touch. We look forward to getting to know you! is Denmark's leading volunteer job portal.

Volunteering is for everyone - we welcome all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, social background, sexual orientation or religious background.


  • Virtual Volunteering
  • Assignmenttype: Economy and administration
  • Workarea: Humanitary work, Nature and environment
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: WAFA - Water Air Food Awards

Information about the organisation:

WAFA - Water Air Food Awards
  • Updated: 02.04.24
  • Expires: 26.06.24