Volunteer Accountant @ NGO supporting marginalised and vulnerable people in Kenema, Sierra Leone

Kenema, Sierra Leone
Volunteer Accounting Assignment
04 Oct 2019
31 Oct 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...

NGO supporting marginalised and vulnerable people

Accommodation provided

Kenema, Sierra Leone

3-6 weeks

Our partner is a Sierra Leonean charity supporting local communities to improve their environment, health facilities, quality of education, food security, access to employment and other affecting issues. Their target groups are women, children and youth, those with disabilities and those who are marginalised.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting system, procedures and controls. You will be making and implementing your recommendations for best practice and training staff to build their capacity. Our partner have requested support to strengthen their finance system, generating greater donor confidence and enabling them to attract more funding and expand their work. Your training will include how to produce financial statements, including P&L, balance sheets and cashflows. You will also introduce tools for financial planning and projections, organisational and project budgets and internal and external reporting. You will also be introducing financial analysis procedures.

Our partner has a Finance Officer but he doesn’t have formal training and will benefit from coaching. They have also had a high turnover in staff, with the regular pattern that they recruit locally but once they have trained them up, they soon move on. This is a common issue faced by many of our partners who have limited resources and funds to maintain staff long-term. You will be training the Finance Officer, Programme Coordinator and Programme Director and ensuring there is clear written guidance to maintain this knowledge within the organisation should staff leave.

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