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Volunteer for Fraud Prevention Initiative [325]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

4- 8 Weeks

Our partner is an international charity working to help fight poverty globally. They are seeking a volunteer to provide support in a cyber and banking fraud prevention initiative.

The organisation is funded in primarily by donations; safekeeping monies entrusted to the organisation is paramount to both effectively delivering their mission and maintaining the trust of supporters. You will carry out a review in order to mitigate the real risks of the misappropriation of funds through cyber and banking fraud.

Key Deliverables

  • Undertake an in- depth review of current systems used to disburse funding
  • Conduct an assessment of the level of cyber and banking fraud awareness and the adequacy of existing bank n procedures
  • Produce a written assessment of the current level of risk against sector good practice

Person Specification

  • Strong background in audit
  • Experience in advising on business systems

Time Commitment

  • 4- 8 Weeks

Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for Organisation Supporting High Quality Childcare [323]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is a specialist charity organisation providing high quality childcare to disadvantaged individuals in East London.

Their mission is to provide childcare services and vocational training in care for young people, adults and employers. They are seeking an experienced accountant for their treasurer role.

Role Description

  • Oversee the production of management accounts for the board
  • Ensure the financial affairs of the organisation are legal and within accepted accounting practice
  • Review and approve financial policies
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/ returns, accounts and audits

Person Specification

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations

Time Commitment

  • Attend board meetings four times a year and finance committee meetings twice a year
  • Commit 1- 2 days/ month

Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for Organisation Encouraging Cross- Sector Partnerships [324]

Start: ASAP
Oxford, UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is an independent UK based non-profit aiming to drive cross-sector partnership for a prosperous and sustainable future.

They are working towards a world in which business, governments, NGOS, academia and international organisations understand how their interests connect and therefore combine their resources to maximise collective value.

Key Deliverables

  • Ensure the organisation is being run in accordance with its legal status and requirements
  • Ensure that the organisation is being run in an effective and efficient way in order to achieve its aims
  • Review the organisations financial performance
  • Ensure robust and effective financial controls are in place

Person Specification

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Knowledge and experience of current finance practice relevant to non profits

Time Commitment

  • Approx. 3 days per annum
  • Attend 2 formal board meetings

Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

NetSuite Consultant for Animal Welfare Organisation [319]

Start: ASAP
Surrey, UK

2 days/ month

Our partner is an INGO leading a growing worldwide movement concerning how factory farming mistreats animals and wastes precious resources.

They are seeking a volunteer accountant to provide support with the implementation of NetSuite.  You will help to project manage the implementations, assist in the process of improvement stages and provide post go live support.

Time Commitment
Ideally 2- 4 days per month, or 1-2 weeks initially

Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Tax Advice for Small Charity [322]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

1- 3 Days

Our partner is a small charity providing financial assistance to students at London University to enable them to participate in activities beyond the normal remit of their program of study.

They are seeking a volunteer to provide support in making a tax declaration and give advice to the founder.

Time Commitment:

3 days

Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Trustee for Faith Based Organisation [313]

Start: ASAP
Remote / Buckinghamshire UK

8 days per annum

Our partner is a Christian faith based organisation working in the Middle East to improve education, healthcare and community development within the region. The organisation are looking for a trustee to join their board, who are responsible for the overall governance of the organisation. 

Role description:
  • Create and regularly review the organisation’s strategic aims – ensure policy and practice are in line with the aims of the organisation
  • Monitor the organisation’s performance according to its strategic aims
  • Ensure the organisations function is in keeping charity laws and regulations 
  • Responsible for the organisations tangible and intangible assets. 
Person Specification:
  • Desirable - Financial management, fundraising and business experience
  • An ability to decipher key points in organisational documents (committee papers, accounts, reports)
  • IT literacy 
  • Willingness to devote the time necessary for the trustee position and an understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of a trusteeship
  • Ability to work well in a team 
  • This position is with a faith based organisation – the organisation have requested that all applicants for the trustee role align in the organisation’s Christian values and actively practice the faith. 
  • At least 8 days a year, as per the following schedule: 
  • Attend quarterly board meetings (4 times a year)
  • Attend at least one committee meeting
  • Attend the annual trustee away day
  • Additional time to read committee papers.
Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for Org. Supporting Children in Ethiopia [318]

Start: ASAP
London/ Cambridge, UK

2 days/ month

Our partner is a UK based Charity working to change the lives or orphan and vulnerable children in Ethiopia.

They work with some of the poorest people and to help find carers for orphans and to provide everything a child needs in order to live a healthy, stimulating life with opportunities to grow.

They are seeking a treasurer.

Role Description
  • Maintenance of the Charity’s Financial Accounts
  • Liaison with the Charity’s Auditor re preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts of the Charity
  • Present the Annual Budget to the Trustees
  • Liaison with the Charity’s supporters on matters of a financial nature
Person Specification
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Ability to work Income / Expenditure accounts through to Trial Balance stage
  • Knowledge of Charity Commission requirements on financial matters
Time Commitment
  • 1-2 days per month
Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Accountant for Org. Creating Sustainable Education Network in Africa [317]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

4- 6 Weeks

Our partner is a UK based charity who operate throughout Africa with the vision of creating a world where education is universal and allows children to blossom to their fullest potential.

The organisation have built thirty schools in Africa with the intention of creating a sustainable network for the education system.

They are seeking a UK volunteer to assist with the setup of new reporting system. 

Role Description
  1. Reconcile the schools financial transactions for the current year (Feb to Nov 2016) using current excel templates, bank statements etc.
  2. Set up a set of Excel templates and an accompanying Process Guide (Finance Manual, Troubleshooting and Q&A guide) for the Schools to use to reconcile their transactions in the next financial year (commencing 1 February 2017).
  3. Set up a simple Dashboard Report that uses information from 2. above for the Schools Bursar to Report to the rest of the Schools Leadership Team on key financial information weekly and monthly. This is to help embed 'Best in Class' Financial Management and Reporting within the Schools.
This full time, UK project which is likely to take 4- 6 weeks. 

Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for Mental Health Focused INGO [316]

Start: ASAP
Leamington Spa, UK

2 days/ month

Our partner is a UK based INGO working to enable people with mental illness or epilepsy to live and work successfully in their communities. They combine health, socio- economic and community orientated solutions with changes in policy, practise and resource allocation. 

They are seeking a treasurer to join their board. 

Role Description
  • Oversee the production of management accounts for the board
  • Ensure strong financial management is in place with full compliance to financial policies and procedures
  • Review key financial policies
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits
Person specification
  • Qualified accountant
  • Knowledge and experience of finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations
Time Commitment
  • 2 days per month
Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Accountant for Org. Supporting Children [314]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

Part Time (2- 3 Days/ Month)

Our partner is part of a popular global organisation working to transform the lives of millions of disadvantaged children in the world’s poorest communities.

In this role you will mentor and provide support to the finance manager to help improve management of finance operations, develop new processes and report to the board/ finance committee.

Role Description:
  • Oversee payment and accounting of invoicing and expense claims to ensure financial controls are followed
  • Help create and maintain financial reports for presentations to Senior Management, Board of Directors, and other donors
  • Review monthly management reports
  • Support the management of cash flow
Time Commitment:
  • 2- 3 days per month
Contact to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for Social Justice Org.[312]

Start: ASAP
Bristol, UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is a vibrant and growing international development organisation based in the UK. They work with communities across Africa to help build their knowledge and ability to address their needs.

Current areas of work include: girls’ education, women’s rights, sexual reproductive health and sustainable livelihoods.

Our partner is looking for a treasurer (trustee).

Role description:
  • Contribute actively to the Board of trustees' role, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.  
  • Advise on the financial implications of strategic plans
  • Maintain sound financial management of the charity’s resources
Person Specification:
  • Qualified accountant
  • Experience of good governance in business, the public sector or not-for profit organisations
  • Understanding of the governance of charities and the duties and responsibilities of trustees
  • Experience of charity finance and fundraising
  • Attend 4x Board meetings per year + 4 Finance Group meetings, approval of annual reports and accounts and ad-hoc support to the Finance team.

Trustee/ Treasurer for Org. Supporting Vulnerable Children [310]

Start: ASAP
Monmouth, UK

Part Time (1-2 days/ month)

Our partner is a UK based charity that seeks to help vulnerable children around the world. In order to achieve its goals the organisation works to establish and support schools, youth training centres and workshops providing education and training for vulnerable children and teenagers.

Our partner is looking for a trustee/ treasurer.

Role description:
  • To be a Trustee of the organisation.
  • To supervise and support the Financial Contractor to ensure accounts are maintained to the required legal standard for charities and not-for-profit companies.
  • To meet monthly with the Financial Contractor, Executive Officer and Operations Manager
  • To prepare quarterly reports for Trustee Meetings.
  • To prepare annual accounts for Independent Examination and submit to the Charity Commission and Companies House.
  • To advise the Trustees on all financial matters, including long term and short term financial planning and the implications of any financial decision the Trustees may be required to make.
  • To advise those responsible for fundraising on the future financial needs of the organisation.
Person Specification:

  • Recognised qualification in Accountancy, including current membership of their professional body.
  • Experience in management accounting including interpreting and advising on accounts.
  • Experience in preparing end-of-year accounts to scrutiny/audit level.
  • Experience working with international development and/or charitable organisations.
  • An understanding of the role of Trustees in a charitable/not-for-profit organisation.
  • Attend Monmouth office monthly.
  • Attend trustee meetings quarterly.

Financial Modelling for International Children's Charity [309]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

10 days

Our partner, a UK based children’s charity who work on a global scale, are in need of a finance volunteer to support their London offices. The organisation have experienced significant growth in funding recently and are focusing efforts on bidding for high-value commercial contracts to increase their impact in accordance to the organisation’s mission. 

As this is a new development, the approach for managing the financial aspects of the contract bids needs some improvement for this to become more systematic and ultimately increase the efficiency of the delivery.
The organisation are therefore looking for a volunteer with extensive experience of financial modelling to help adapt to this change through the development of a suite of Excel-based tools that can be applied to all future commercial bids and tenders.
Scope of proposed assignment -  Develop a suite of Excel-based tools that can be used to:
  • Develop detailed project budgets (including multi-country/multi-partner organisation)
  • Develop Donor (customer)-facing budgets, factoring in mark-ups/staff day-rates etc.
  • Model the financial impact of varying project delivery scenarios to identify the level of risk implicit in these budgets
  • Track actual financial performance against budget/forecast
  • Calculate amounts to be invoiced to the donor (customer), and entitlement of partners (sub-contractors)
  • Reforecasting, including whole-project reforecasting to support accurate recognition of surpluses across the life of the project
Person specification - Essential:
  • Experience of complex financial modelling and budgeting in a commercial environment
  • Strong technical understanding of accounting for long-term contracts
  • Advanced Excel skills
Person specification - Desired:
  • Experience of working with an INGO
  • Experience of UK government-funded Payment-by-results contracts
c. 10 days’ work, to start as soon as available

Treasurer for Climate Change Platform [301]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

Part Time (3 days/month);

Our charity partner is a trusted platform that promotes and facilitates mutual understanding on climate change and the environment. 

A UK registered charity with offices in London, Beijing, Sao Paulo and Delhi, the charity publishes under a Creative Commons licence, to encourage wide distribution of its material. The charity has a proactive strategy of wide publication on social media, content sharing agreements with such partners, this strategy makes the charity’s content delivery extremely. Our charity partner seeks to publish material in readily accessible form, so that it can be understood by wider circles of non-expert readers, as well as by climate and science insiders. 
Our charity partner is looking for a Treasurer for its board of trustees. This role includes not only financial oversight but will play a key fundraising advisory role, supporting staff and Executive Director.
  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.
  • Work with the CD team to develop a fundraising strategy and support staff through implementation of that strategy.
  • Liaise with relevant staff, committee members and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Make fellow committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Regularly report the financial position at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc).
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, ie:
1.       Cheque signatories
2.       Purchasing limits
3.       Purchasing systems
4.       Petty cash/ float
5.       Salary payments
6.       Pensions
7.       PAYE and NI payments
8.       Others as appropriate 
  • Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary organisations.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary).
  • Good financial analysis skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Interest in, knowledge of China preferable
  • Interest in media and the role of media globally
  • Knowledge of key environmental issues helpful

Management Accountant at Social Justice Org. [302]

Start: ASAP
Bristol/Remote, UK

Part Time (1-2 days/month); 6 Months

Our partner is a global charity committed to working with local partners in Africa to support marginalised individuals and communities to exercise their rights by finding African solutions to African problems.

Our partner is an international development organisation working with partners in Ghana and Tanzania. Through partners, they support local communities on issues of women’s rights, gender equality, girls’ education, secure livelihoods including land rights, and health rights. In the UK, they run global education projects. Through knowledge and confidence building we support poor and marginalised people to claim and exercise their rights.
With a core team of 7 staff, our partner relies on a network of volunteers and the input of its Board of Trustees to expand its capacity.  Since 2008 the number of grants funded by DFID, Comic Relief and Trust and Foundations has increased. Currently our partner manages two institutional donor grants, with two more in the pipeline, and a number of smaller grants from Trust and Foundations.
Responsible to the Chief Executive, to ensure the delivery of timely and accurate financial information as required by the Chief Executive, statutory bodies and other stakeholders, including donor organisations, external auditors, Inland Revenue and VAT inspectors.
Main responsibilities
Attend the office one day per month to complete monthly accounts, check payroll processing and book-keeping; provide telephone and internet support to the Finance Officer.
  • To produce quarterly and year-end management accounts to deadline.
  • Prepare cash flow forecasts, and update management cash flows monthly.
  • Produce forecast Income and Expenditure Accounts and Balance Sheets.
  • Reconcile UK expenditure and ensure transfer of funds from/to project accounts.
  • Ensure that at least two independent back-ups of computer entries on Quick Books accounting software are maintained.

Statutory reporting
  • Perform year-end procedures. Prepare trial balances and draft accounts at the end of the year.  Prepare all the necessary working papers for auditors, assist auditors and clarify any queries raised.
  • Attend Trustees’ meetings as required.
  • To be responsible for the continuous improvement and development of financial systems.
  • Together with the Trustees and the Chief Executive:
  • nhance strategic and business planning by providing cash flow forecasts and contributing to long-term business plans, and
  • Ensure the company has in place comprehensive systems for internal and external audit, compliance and risk management.
  • Carry out any additional finance related duties as required by the trustees or the Chief Executive.