About the Role
Our partner is a regional funding institution, representing conservation funds in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, based in Guatemala. They would like the support of a pro bono accountant who can help them strengthen their internal accounting processes and provide training in basic financial management to programmes officers of the central office and partners of protected areas in the field.
Their mission is to enable and innovate, transnational solutions to critical Mesoamerica reef issues through long-term financial support and trustworthy reef management advice. The organization raises funds for the following initial program areas:
– Saving our Sanctuaries: supports the establishment and protection of an interconnected network of priority coastal and marine protected areas in the region.
– Fishing for the Future: Community participation in co-management of their fisheries and the establishment of fisheries recovery areas is supported through this initiative.
– Climate Change: Monitoring climate change effects on the reef and supporting adaptation to climate change
Your role will begin with an assessment of their accounting & financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.
This voluntary assignment is a unique opportunity to apply your professional skills in an international development setting, significantly contribute to the support and development of local staff and have a lasting impact. If you are a qualified accountant, looking to make a difference and gain relevant international experience to help you transition into the sector, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
This is a unique opportunity to support some of the poorest families in rural communities. Your skills will help the organisation to continue this vital development work and provide you with invaluable and memorable experiences in the third sector. If you are looking to make a difference and work with some truly inspirational people, we would love to hear from you.
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Please quote in application: GUATEMALA | Volunteer Accountant @ Reef Conservation NGO | 3 Wks via Pro Bono Australia.