Jagat Bahadur is the Senior Accounts officer for Wildlife SOS. He has been with the organization for over 10 years and has been an incredible member of our team. We would be lost without him. Recently we caught up with him to ask him about his role with the organization.
What is your favorite part about working with Wildlife SOS?
I enjoy using my skills to help animals. As a child I grew up with animals, my father worked for an organization called Friendicoes SECA. This organization worked to help companion animals. I think helping animals is just part of who I am and will always be.
What do you do with Wildlife SOS?
My contribution to helping the animals is to make sure that all the finances are kept in order for the organization. This includes government filings, tax returns and audits. I have a large team that I manage for all of these areas. However, when I first started I was the only person doing all of it. It has been great to see the organization grow over the 10 years I have been here.
Do you ever work directly with the animals?
Yes, although I oversee the accounts division I sometimes will be called out to rescue an animal in distress. Therefore, I have a lot of experience with rescuing lizards, monkeys and birds. With my role I am basically prepared to do amost anything.
You have been with the organization almost from the beginning… what have you observed to be the biggest changes?
I have seen us grow from an organization that had just a couple of people doing everything to an organization that has amazing international support. It is great to observe the changes we have been able to make to help animals. I have a lot of satisfaction in that.
When you aren’t working, what do you like to do?
I enjoy playing sports like soccer and badminton. I also enjoy escaping to the wilderness where I can do adventure trekking.