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Accounting for International Development

LIBERIA | Volunteer Accountant @ Org. Promoting Management of Natural Resources | 2-3 Months | Costs Covered



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Accounting for International Development (AfID) offers accountants from around the world the opportunity to use their skills to make a genuine difference whilst gaining hands-on experience in the International Development sector. Since our formation in 2009, over 50 Canadian accountants have made an extraordinary difference to our charity partners by volunteering overseas.

Job Description

Our partner works to transform decision- making processes in relation to natural resources and to promote equity in the sharing of benefits derived from natural resources management in Liberia.

The organisation’s founder, collected evidence of falsified logging records, illegal logging practices and human rights abuses; these were passed on to the UN Security Council which then banned the export of Liberian timber. Since 2003, they have been working with the leadership to create sustainable timber policies, improve governance of the forests and benefit sharing with forest communities.

On this assignment you will conduct an assessment of their accounting & financial systems, and make and implement recommendations based on the complexity of the accounting/reporting requirements, availability of resources, and skillset of local staff. Part of this assessment will entail looking at how tasks are distributed (accounting & financial management), supporting the management team with proper allocation of tasks, and identifying areas of coaching for individual staff.

They have recently transitioned to using Quickbooks which is being run alongside MS Excel. You will help with the full transition to Quickbooks, assisting the organisation in using the budgeting and reporting capacity of the software.

They would also like support in creating budgeting & cashflow forecasting tools, training staff in these, and helping them better understand & manage their donor reporting requirements.

One of their donors will cover the costs of your flights, accommodation and living expenses.

As flights and accommodation are covered, please note that this assignment will incur a surcharge fee. Click for more information on AfID's fee structure.

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AfID Workshop: A practical insight for accountants looking to work in the sector either as a volunteer or in a salaried position. Next date Friday 19th May, ICAEW Headquarters, Central London. For more information, please click here. To book a place call +44(0)208 7417000 or email info@afid.org.uk.

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Accounting for International Development
Not-for-profit and Charitable Organizations
David Busby
Posting Date: 17-Mar-2017Not-for-profit and Charitable OrganizationsVolunteer Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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