Volunteer Accountant – ACCA

April 17, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    April 17, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    April 25, 2024
  • Experience
    1 Year
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Career Level

Job Description

Are you an accounting professional looking to use your skills and experience to give something back to society and those less fortunate around the world? Accounting for International Development (AfID) through ACCA offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world, the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organizations globally.

AfID is Hiring a Volunteer Accountant for a 1-3 month assignment in Kenya

About the Assignment:

Our partner organization in Kenya is working towards the recognition and empowerment of community members, with a specific focus on girls’ education and women’s development initiatives. They are supported by a UK-based non-profit and have transformed the lives of over 60,000 people in the communities they serve, including 20,000 young girls.

The Board and local staff lack the expertise in financial management to implement their agreed Finance Action Plan, and attempts to make financial management systems and procedures more compatible have had mixed success to date. Following the support of an AfID volunteer for a few weeks in 2023, they now require the support of a volunteer (ideally for a longer period) to carry out the following tasks:

Key Responsibilities:

  • – Review the use of new financial templates introduced by the previous volunteer
  • – Conduct a financial capacity assessment of the Board, Finance Committee, and staff
  • – Identify skills gaps and provide financial training as required
  • – Revive the Finance Action Plan
  • – Review and assess financial procedures, including monthly reporting, budgeting, and cost forecasting, and make recommendations
  • – Support the Board with a review of key governance and policy documents, including the Financial Policy and Procurement Policy

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • – Qualified accountant or finance professional with a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • – Excellent knowledge of financial management, reporting, and analysis
  • – Strong training and capacity-building skills
  • – Adaptable and able to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • – Commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those less fortunate

This is a pro bono volunteer assignment for 1-3 months, and Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position.

If you are inspired to volunteer and share your skills and experience, please click “Apply” to explore this and other similar overseas volunteering opportunities with Accounting for International Development.