Volunteer Accountant @ Organization addressing social inequalities in Brazil (2 Weeks)

Volunteer Accounting Assignment
15 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Are you an accounting professional looking to use your skills and experience to give something back to society and those less fortunate around the world? Perhaps swap London for Laos, Melbourne for Malawi or Boston for Belize!?

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-profit organisations globally. Volunteer Accounting Assignments of between 2 weeks and 6 months form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries. Click APPLY for more...

Organization addressing social inequalities

Affordable Accommodation


2 Weeks

Our partner is focused on addressing the social inequalities that affect the lives of Brazilians every day, striving to promote education and maximizing the potential of underprivileged children and teens from Rio de Janeiro’s Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo communities. It consists of 2 entities - one commercial and one social. You will support both entities and will be working mainly with the founder and General Manager of the organization.

You will begin with an internal review of their accounting procedures, systems and controls, making recommendations for best practice while taking into account the local context, needs, capacity and resources of the local team. You will start implementing the recommendations, in order of priority as decided together with the team, while also providing training to staff.

The GM has requested particular support from a volunteer in evaluating and identifying an accounting software that would work best for the organization, as for now they are only working with Excel and Google Docs. The organization does not have institutional donors and only reports once a year to the state, having an external accountant that makes the annual statements for tax purposes. Apart from the system evaluation there will be scope for you to support our partner with creating/improving the annual budget, forecasting and financial strategy.

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