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PHILIPPINES | Accountant @ NGO supporting Indigenous Communities

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Organisation : Accounting for International Development

Location : Melbourne

Time required : Full time

Duration of project : 4 weeks

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Government, Overseas Aid & Development

Posted on : 23 Feb, 2019

About the role

Are you an accounting or audit 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…


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 the second volunteer on assignment at this NGO, and will be reviewing their progress since the last 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.

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 : info@afid.org.uk

Please quote in application: PHILIPPINES | Accountant @ NGO supporting Indigenous Communities via Pro Bono Australia.


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