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 email@example.com or call +44 (0)208 741 7000
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20 jobs with Accounting for International Development
Prepare project budgets, monitor expenditure and cashflows, including variance analyses and supporting narrative and explanations.
You will start by reviewing their progress and then you'll be providing further training as needed.
Review and strengthen their control environment, and update their accounting processes, ensuring that these meet best practice requirements.
You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls and making recommendations for best practice.
They are seeking a Finance Business partner to oversee the accounting and financial reporting processes for their country and regional programmes.
Working with programmes managers to review and monitor programmes finance, ensuring expenses are properly accounted for.
Volunteer Consultant @ NGO Empowering Vulnerable Youth Through Theatre in Lusaka, Zambia (3-4 Weeks)
You will be implementing improvements from your own internal review and financial health check.
Review and undertake a risk assessment of the treasury function, identifying an initial set of areas for improvement/clarification.
You will begin with a review of their accounting systems, procedures and controls, making recommendations for best practice.
You will be reviewing & improving their accounting procedures, systems and controls, taking into consideration the resources and capacity of the team
Sector specialists in Int'l Grant Assurance seek qualified auditors for a critical role navigating diverse grant recipients & donors eg UN & WB
Overall responsibility and oversight of the finance function in the UK and in the overseas offices.
You will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting system, procedures and controls.
You will be providing coaching and training to help build their capacity in finance management.
You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, system and controls.
Provide support to programmes teams with budget and forecast preparation, and ensure donor financial reporting is accurate and delivered on time.
They are seeking an international programmes accountant to act as a finance business partner to their Humanitarian & Emergencies team.
Review and developing the control environment, implementing tools as appropriate.
Lead on the financial year-end financial accounting close process, and in the preparation for year-end financial reporting for the UK.
An exciting career opportunity for an experienced audit professional keen to travel and support established International Development stakeholders.