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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...


USA, United States

9 Nov 2012

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Social Enterprise
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Social Impact
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Qualified Accountant


USA, United States

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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Contract / Short-term
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Social Impact
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Accountants! Volunteer abroad: use your finance skills to help charities and save lives

From orphanages to hospitals to microfinance institutions 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.

Newly established microfinance Country Offices often need the help of an experienced accountant to pass on skills to local staff, conduct audits or set up systems.

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
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