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CAMBODIA | Finance Volunteer @ Non-Profit Helping Abuse Victims

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Organisation : Accounting for International Development

Location : Sydney

Time required : 35 hpw

Duration of project : 1 - 6 months

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Health – General, Youth & Young People

Posted on : 12 Nov, 2019

About the role

Unique opportunity for an adventurous accountant looking to gain international experience, work with inspiring colleagues and volunteer for charity supporting male victims of sexual abuse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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…


Our partner works to prevent sexual abuse and support those affected, specifically focusing on young male victims. They require a general review of their simple accounting system, and some practical training for their small finance team.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice that are appropriate to the resources and capacity of the team, starting to implement some of these and providing training so staff can maintain the changes. They are in the process of revising their financial policies for compliance which you can assist with. The Finance Manager has recently been promoted into the role and although he has a good understanding, he will benefit from some further coaching to help him manage his new tasks. He has just received his Master’s in Accountancy, he learns fast but has no one to teach him at the moment. Alongside him there is a Finance Officer and a Finance & Admin Assistant.

They are using QuickBooks and Excel and need a review of their use and training on both. The staff’s general excel skills are quite poor, further training and helping to create new, streamlined templates and procedures would add much value. The previous FM changed the way they report to donors from QuickBooks which has since been questioned by auditors as the most effective way. The reporting requirements for the large donors can be both complex and demanding, your review can help make this easier to manage. They are also concerned that they lack strong financial controls which need attention.

Our partner has recently built up a reserve to invest in income generating income businesses. They have requested support to develop business plans and simulations, advising on budget and costing. They have saved enough for rental, refurbishment and a staff of 2 but have not yet decided on what type of business to establish although would like it to provide a service to general public (i.e. a coffee shop). If time permits, you will be involved in the strategy and planning for such a venture.

Stipend provided.


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

If that’s a YES (x3) , please click to ‘APPLY’ and see other similar volunteering opportunities 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!

About the organisation

Organisation name : Accounting for International Development
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: CAMBODIA | Finance Volunteer @ Non-Profit Helping Abuse Victims via Pro Bono Australia.


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