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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 International Development sector. Volunteer, Contract & Permanent assignments are tailored to your needs and form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity and long term sustainability of charities across Africa, Asia and South America.

Volunteer

Location:
overseas, South Africa

Posted:
8 Nov 2013

Deadline:
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Volunteer Accountant

Bilingual Accountants Required for Overseas Voluntary Assignments

overseas, South Africa

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial Work
Exotic Location
Social Impact
Adventurous Challenge
Function:
Accounting
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Are you a bilingual accountant looking to use your language and accounting skills to make a difference in the international development sector?

AfID arranges voluntary placements tailor-made to fit your availability, skills and preferences. We are now supporting more than 150 charities and NGOs across 30 countries and we desperately need the assistance of more volunteer accountants, especially those with French, Portuguese or Spanish as a second language, to coach and mentor some amazing local people.

Volunteer assignments last between 2 weeks and 12 months and form part of an on-going strategy to build the financial management capacity and long term sustainability of development organisations across Africa, Asia and South and Central America.

AfID has numerous assignment opportunities for bilingually-gifted individuals in countries such as Mozambique, Haiti, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Rwanda.

The need for skilled accountants is largely driven by a lack of training at local level, combined with the complex reporting requirements of overseas charities (donors). This is further complicated by the fact that these donors will typically restrict funding to individual projects and limit the allocation for core costs. When you are a headmistress, a doctor or a nun trying to run a small NGO with very limited resources, it can be very difficult to keep accurate records and perform your normal duties. With a different set of accounts, reports and sometimes bank accounts required by each donor, of which there can be many, the task becomes impossible.

With your assistance we can help ensure there is a bright future for these charities.

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