About the role
Exciting opportunity for an adventurous accountant looking to gain international experience and volunteer for an NGO empowering youth through sport and play in Jinja, Uganda.
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 is a Ugandan NGO using sport and play to educate and empower children and youth, tackling poverty, conflict and disease affecting disadvantaged communities. The use of sport for peace and development is well founded in the sector and our partner uses this powerful tool to affect positive social change and gender balance.
You will begin with an internal review akin to an internal audit. You will be reviewing and improving their accounting procedures, systems and controls, taking into consideration the resources and capacity of the team. The NGO is run by volunteers who dedicate their time alongside paid work. Their Finance & Admin Manager works with them part time (Mon-Thurs). He doesn’t have any formal accounting training but has learnt through experience. You will be providing 1:1 coaching as needed to help him to build their finance functions. You will be working with the F&AM, the Executive Director (who works Mondays and Tuesdays) and the Project Coordinators (who work Fridays).
Our partner does not currently have a financial procedures manual, you will help to create one. They would also like to learn how to prepare for an external audit, how to prepare annual financial statements and how to create budgets and cost allocation for donor funding. They need to improve their budget setting process and the communication between finance, management and programmes required. You will be creating a user friendly system that enables them to accurately record and track income and expenditure and to report clearly. They are currently using excel but are ready to switch to (and pay for) an accounting software if you feel this is the best option.
Affordable accommodation available.
Need a fresh challenge… to do something worthwhile?
Keen to volunteer & share your skills & experience?
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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!
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How to apply for this role
Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.
Please quote in application: UGANDA | Pro Bono Accountant @ NGO Empowering Children w/ Sport via Pro Bono Australia.