PHILIPPINES | Volunteer Accountant @ NGO supporting indigenous communities | 4 weeks

Location
Victoria, Philippines
Salary
4 week Pro Bono Consulting Assignment in Philippines
Posted
22 Feb 2019
Closes
22 Mar 2019
Ref
www.afid.org.uk
Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Contract, Interim, Temporary, Volunteer
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Part qualified, Qualified

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!?

AfID 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...

Background

Based in the scenic and mountainous region of Victoria, our partner supports indigenous communities in oriental and occidental Mindoro. They promote indigenous rights, provide health & education activities, capacity building, environmental protection of indigenous regions, health, cultural development and citizenship programmes. For example, they help families to secure birth certificates and land rights, which then enables them to engage in education, government and access health services. 

The organisation received support from AfID a year ago to start the implementation of a new accounts system and have requested further support to mentor, train and build the confidence of their finance team in making the most of the new system.

Your role

You will be reviewing their progress since the last AfID volunteer placement, evaluating how the local team has been implementing the new procedures and provide further training and guidance as needed. They have also requested support around:

  • Cost monitoring
  • Drawing and presenting figures and reports efficiently from budgets to management
  • Budgeting preparation and analysis
  • Formal cashflow forecasting
  • Use of purchase orders/accruals accounting
  • Tracking donations in kind

This broad and wide-ranging assignment is a great opportunity for accountants thinking about a career move to the international development sector to get an extensive insight in just a few weeks.

Feeling inspired?
Need a fresh challenge... to do something worthwhile?
Keen to volunteer & share your skills & experience?

If that's a YES (x3), please 'APPLY NOW' to express your interest and find out more about volunteering overseas. 

We are confident you’ll encounter a variety of new and exciting challenges, share new experiences with inspiring people and learn skills that will give you confidence to face challenges in other areas of your life. You’ll be inspired and get back so much more than you give!

Please click here to find out how we can individually tailor a volunteer placement that's right for you.