Accounting for International Development
Contact: Volunteer Team
1-11 Glenthorne Road
Tel: 0208 741 7000
About Accounting for International Development
Accounting for International Development offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world, the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profits globally. Volunteer Assignments from 2 weeks to 6 months form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of organisations in more than 50 countries.
Accounting professionals could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala (Uganda), coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali (Rwanda) or financial reporting for a school in Kathmandu (Nepal). Our partners, which include NGOs, social enterprises, hospitals, micro-finance organisations, agricultural projects and schools are doing amazing work to tackle poverty and inequality in their communities but are unable to access vital professional skills training.
AfID have now arranged assignments for over 1,300 accountants from 50 countries, providing over 250,000 hours of one to one support to more than 500 non-profit partners globally.
What do AfID Volunteers actually do on assignment?
Volunteer accountants/pro-bono consultants provide one to one coaching and consultation on all matters relating to the organisation’s finances and accounting. Support often includes the following topics:
- Organisational needs assessment/ Internal audit, Year-end/ Project-end Audit preparation
- Budget assessment, preparation and analysis
- Internal and External (donor) reporting & grant management
- Developing financial procedures & controls
- Cash-flow forecasting, cash management & financial planning
- Coaching & mentoring new or inexperienced FMs/FOs and CDs
- Review and development of local income generation activities
What types of Volunteer roles are available?
All AfID assignments are customised to closely meet the volunteer’s own personal preferences and unique circumstances. Assignments can be as short as 2 weeks, and as long as 6 months, and each one forms a part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities.
For a small sample of the many exciting possibilities, please visit www.afid.org.uk/TopOpps
To register your interest and talk through the many opportunities available to you please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)208 741 7000
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20 jobs with Accounting for International Development
Maintain oversight of the finance function, including ensuring day-to-day accounting, financial management and reporting requirements are met.
Substantial grant audit management experience.
You will complete expenditure audits of an extremely diverse range of projects funded by international donor institutions.
They are looking for qualified internal & external auditors to join their team.
They require support in preparing their end of year financial statements.
Prepare a detailed implementation plan, keep the organisation updated on progress and challenges, and coordinate all testing.
Volunteer Accountant @ Organisation safeguarding cheetah population in Gaborone, Botswana(4-6 weeks)
Your role would be to review their controls, systems & processes and support them in implementing recommendations from their last audit.
This is an excellent role for someone with an audit or financial accounting background to transition into the not for profit sector.
Your role would be to review their control environment, systems and processes.
Your role will begin with a review of their budget and grant tracking systems, before making recommendations on how to improve these
Your role will be to review their progress since they last received an AfID volunteer and provide further training as needed.
They require support in preparing their annual financial statements.
Your role will be to conduct an internal review of their existing financial systems, procedures.
Assist with proposal and tender submission, including preparing project budgets and schedules, liaising with prospective staff.
You will be working primarily with the Executive Director and Finance & Admin Manager.
Review implementation of new system, and assess system readiness for their growth.
Your role would be to firstly complete the reconciliation and policy review started by the previous AfID volunteer.
You will start by reviewing their current system, procedures and controls to ensure they are meeting compliance and best practice.
Oversee all aspects of financial reporting for the Executive Committee, Board, internal departments and external stakeholders.
AfID are seeking experienced auditors with Mandarin language skills for rewarding international assignments (1-3 weeks).