About the role
Unique opportunity for an adventurous accountant (CPA – or equivalent) looking to gain international experience & build financial management capacity of this environmental conservation organisation in Belize. They are looking for a qualified accountant to support them for 2 -3 months on a pro bono basis. (Accommodation provided)
Based in stunning Belize, our partner is an NGO working to protect the natural environment, raising awareness and educating Belizean and International students. They provide immersive and residential study in sustainable conservation management practices through a study abroad programme and local community development and outreach projects.
Their wildlife sanctuary has recently registered as an NGO and are now building their structure and procedures to meet the necessary requirements. They are in the process of preparing for their next audit now. They have requested support to help adjust their financial system to suit the new organisational structure. They are aware that they need to make improvements and create a more robust and comprehensive system which aligns finance and management more closely.
You will begin with an internal review of their existing procedures, systems and controls, referring to the most recent audit report and making your own assessment on any gaps or weaknesses. You will be making and starting to implement your recommendations for best practice, taking into consideration the resources and capacity of the team. You will be working with their Accounts Clerk, who has an accounting degree but would benefit from further coaching.
This consulting assignment is a great opportunity for an auditor or accountant thinking about a career move to the international development sector to get an extensive insight in just a few months.
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How to apply
Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.
Please quote in application: Accountant @ Environmental Conservation Project, Belize via Pro Bono Australia.