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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...

Volunteer

Location:
UK, United Kingdom

Posted:
9 Nov 2012

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
Voluntary

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Industry:
Accounting
Charity
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Accountant for Overseas Charities

Accountants! Your skills are needed by charities in Kenya, Cambodia, Vietnam, Cameroon, India, etc

UK, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Voluntary

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
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You could be budgeting with a street kid centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali, financial reporting for a school in Kathmandu or mentoring an INGO's new FC in Khartoum. Accounting for International Development (AfID) arranges tailor-made volunteer placements from 2 weeks to 12 months at charities all over the developing world.

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 continue their good work, to reach out more in their communities and secure a long term future.

AfID now supports over 150 charities: let us know your availability, the countries and issues you’re interested in, along with your strengths, and we will customise voluntary assignments to match your profile.

We’ve placed over 300 accountants in 28 countries – old or young, management accountant, forensic accountant, auditor, chartered accountant or financial accountant, your skills are relevant and needed.

Click here to read about past volunteers.

Subscribe to our Opportunities Email: http://eepurl.com/iqrAE or join our Linkedin group - http://linkd.in/VlJd9N

Assignments typically focus on areas such as:

  • 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
  • International donor relations reporting
  • Implementation of robust and sustainable financial controls and procedures

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:

  • Sourcing new local charity partners
  • Assisting partners with funding proposals and assessments.
  • Teaching English, sports & Microsoft Office skills
  • Developing local income generation projects and small businesses

For more information please first view www.afid.org.uk/volunteers then 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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