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LAOS | Volunteer Accountant @ Wildlife Rescue NGO | 2-4 weeks

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Organisation : Accounting for International Development

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 35 hpw

Duration of project : 2-4 weeks

Sector : Animals, Community Development, Conservation & Environment, Consulting

Posted on : 7 May, 2019

About the role

Exciting opportunity for an adventurous accountant looking to gain international experience, work with inspiring people and support a unique wildlife rescue NGO in Laos.

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. 


Our partner provides a rescue service to multiple species such as crocodiles, elephants and bears, working amidst prominent illegal wildlife trade routes. 

They run a 24/7 hotline and work with the government on large scale confiscations. Alongside this service they also run a sanctuary for those animals that cannot be released.

Your Role

The organisation has identified a need to build more robust financial systems and processes. You will begin by conducting an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls, before making recommendations for best practice, installing a clear and user friendly system and training staff in its use.

They currently use excel and manual cashbooks; they have purchased QuickBooks but have not managed to switch to the system to date. You will be assessing and advising on their readiness for either this software or the continued use of excel.  A part-time Accountant works for them, but has limited capacity and your work will involve supporting her development. You will also be working with the founders who would like training in how to oversee and check finance.

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.

About the organisation

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

How to apply for this role

For details concerning this role , please contact

David Busby

Email :

Please quote in application: LAOS | Volunteer Accountant @ Wildlife Rescue NGO | 2-4 weeks via Pro Bono Australia.


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