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Accounting for International Development (A f I D)

Accounting for International Development (A f I D)

Accounting for International Development (A f I D)

Accounting for International Development (A f I D) offers accountants the opportunity to use their skills to make a genuine difference around the world whilst gaining hands-on experience in the Int...


Baron's Court, United Kingdom

3 Sep 2012

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Accountant (2 weeks - 6 months)

ACCOUNTANTS! See the world, catch the sun, and help charities!

Baron's Court, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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From orphanages to hospitals to international charities, volunteer accountants are needed across Africa, Asia and South America. Accounting for International Development (AfID) arranges volunteer placements from 2 weeks to 6 months or more at these organisations. 

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Grassroots organisations such as health clinics, street child centres and schools hugely benefit from financial coaching and support: the improvement in financial management allows them to do more work with the same amount of money, and in a number of cases saves them from closing down.

Assignments typically focus on 1 of 3 primary areas:

  • Conducting a Financial Health Assessment/Internal Audit
  • Coaching and developing the accounting skills of local charity staff
  • Assisting with the preparation and analysis of financial plans and budgets

The need for skilled accountants is largely driven by a lack of training at local level, combined with the complex reporting requirements of donor organisations. When you are a headmistress, doctor or a nun trying to run a charity with very limited resources, it can be very difficult to keep accurate records and perform your normal duties - with a different set of accounts and reports required by each donor, of which there can be many, you begin to see the problem.

Additional responsibilities may include: 

  • International donor relations
  • Sourcing new local charity partners
  • Implementation of financial controls & procedures
  • Assisting partners with funding proposals and assessments.
  • Teaching English, sports & Microsoft Office skills

For more information please view www.afid.org.uk/volunteers or contact us on +44 (0) 207 559 1422 or email info@afid.org.uk.  Please forward our details to any accountants in your network that you think would be interested in our work.

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