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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12 jobs with Accounting for International Development
We’re seeking a Contracts Finance Manager to manage the financial & commercial acquisition of large-scale, multi-million pound commercial contracts.
Exciting opportunity for an adventurous accountant looking to gain international experience and support sustainable development in Kenya.
You will be starting by reviewing their progress since Ian’s placement and providing further guidance and training as needed.
As a member of the SMT, oversee the development and implementation of the financial strategy and plan for the organisation.
Oversee the creation of country budgets & cashflow forecasts, and developing tool & processes for better budget management and reporting.
You will begin with an internal review of their financial systems, procedures and controls, making recommendations for best practice.
This role will require a lot of initiative and business acumen, and the willingness of the volunteer to work in an environment that is still evolving.
Life changing volunteer placements supporting a diverse and inspiring range of charities globally (10 days - 3 months in length)
Review the proposed Schedule of Delegated Authority for the COE to ensure it is consistent with the finance function and associated controls.
Review the responsibilities of the finance staff, ensuring that there is a clear segregation of duties and processes are streamlined.
Are you an finance professional looking to use your experience to give something back to society and those less fortunate around the world?
Your role will be helping the team transition & implement QuickBooks, as well as provide training to the Finance Manager in utilizing the new software