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Trustee for Elephants Conservation Org [338]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

6- 8 Days per annum

Our partner in an NGO dedicated to protecting Asian elephants and their habitats.

They run a number of projects across Asia ensuring that corridors between larger areas of natural habitat are not severed altogether to allow elephants to move freely and looking at ways to improve coexistence between humans and elephants.

They are seeking a trustee to join their board and take on the role of treasurer.

You will oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted practice.

Person Specification

  • Qualified accountant
  • Previous Trustee experience or experience working with a Trustee Board
  • The role is that of Trustee with responsibilities as set out in the guidance on the Charity Commission website.
  • They are a fundraising charity which also organises prestigious events so knowledge of these sectors would be advantageous

Time Commitment

  • 4 finance committee meetings and 4 trustee meetings per annum

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Volunteer Accountant for Org. Supporting Children [337]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

2-4 days/ month

Our partner works to remove the obstacles child face in health and education. Their work is primarily in Kenya but they have smaller projects in Sierra Leone and Ghana.

They are a startup with a purpose; a growing proportion of their income is generated through products that bear little resemblance to traditional fundraising and are more like mini businesses. They are currently launching lots of products and see which succeed and can be scaled. They are seeking the support a volunteer accountant who will help match their accounting practices to the fast paced, agile, startup nature of the project.

Key Deliverables

  • Review the current finance system to assess whether there are processes that will make them more efficient/ effective
  • Provide training/ coaching to the Operations Manager who currently oversees the finances, budgets and accounts
  • Research and advise on the registration of a subsidiary of the organisation in some form in Kenya
  • Provide assistance in setting up a trading subsidiary and assess their VAT threshold

Person Specification

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Interest in start-up organisations

Time Commitment

  • Ideally 1 day per week, possibility of providing support 2 days per month
  • Possibility of some remote work, with most support provided at their offices in north London. 

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Fraud Expert for Project with Well Known INGO [325]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

Advisory- Part time

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. On this project 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 jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Restricted Funds Advice for Org. Supporting Entrepreneurs in Tanzania [336]

Start: ASAP
Remote, UK

2- 3 Days

Our partner is a charity working to promote economic empowerment and community benefit in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region by partnering with aspiring entrepreneurs to help grow and accelerate social enterprises.

They are seeking a short term volunteer to provide advice and training to the finance department.

Key Deliverables:

  • Provide advice on managing and tracking restricted funds.
  • Provide advice on how to link UK and Tanzania accounts- these are 2 separately registered entities. Each of which submit accounts to respective bodies in UK & Tanzania. Funds are raised in the UK for activities in Tanzania, you will provide advice on how this should be tracked.
  • Both entities have been running for a number of years, and there are systems in place- you will review the current processes and procedures and suggest improvements for the 2 countries.

Person Specification

  • Experience with charity accounts and managing restricted funds.
  • Experience working with 2+ entities that are somewhat linked.

Time Commitment

  • It is likely to take 2-3 days. You will be working with the finance team who are based in Tanzania and training/ advice will need to be given via Skype.

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Accountant for Org. Using Film to Transform Health Awareness [335]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

1 Day/ week

Our partner uses innovative media to transform the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world.

They work with health experts and film makers to create engaging, accessible films which empower health workers and communities with vital knowledge and skills about women’s and child health.

They are seeking a volunteer who can provide support 1 day a week at their London based offices.

Key Deliverables:

  • Check bank account on a weekly basis and record income on Salesforce and Xero
  • Process invoice payments on a weekly basis
  • Raise invoices for clients on a weekly basis
  • Check, balance and sign the petty cash book on a monthly basis
  • Maintain proper books of account and undertake a bank reconciliation on a quarterly basis
  • Review the cash flow on a quarterly basis, schedule payments and arrange for the transfer of funds between accounts as appropriate
  • For each major grant and/or cost centre, compare on a monthly basis the budgeted income and expenditure with actual income and expenditure
  • Maintain a fixed asset register

Time Commitment

1 day per week.

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Strengthen Polices and Manuals At International Education Charity [333]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

3 - 4 Weeks

Our partner works to make a long term impact on global poverty by supporting pioneering education projects across the world.

They are seeking a volunteer to help strengthen their internal financial processes through updates to policies, manuals and financial templates which will enable clearer processes.

Key Deliverables

  • Update and standardise the financial templates used by both by UK staff and our in- country teams
  • Update and circulate updated policies and finance manuals

Time Commitment

  • 3- 4 weeks full time, with the possibility to work from home one or two days a week.
  • The partner will be able to cover some travel expenses.

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Charity Commission Report Prep for Education Org. [334]

Start: ASAP
Remote, UK

c. 1- 2 Weeks

Our partner is a registered grant- making trust, they were established to raise funds for small- scale grassroots education projects primarily focused in West Africa.

They are seeking a volunteer to assist with the preparation of their accounts in order to submit to the Charity Commission.

Key Deliverables

  • Review the UK Charity Commission reporting requirements based on annual income level
  • Prepare the 2016 accounts for audit
  • Provide advice through the audit process
  • Ensure that all UK Charity Commission reporting requirements are met

Time Commitment

  • The work will be completed remotely with frequent calls.
  • c. 1-2 Weeks

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Trustee for Charity Making Educational Films [332]

Start: ASAP
Somerset UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is a charity working together with people in Africa and Asia in order to make and distribute educational films in local languages. They produce everything from short documentaries to full length features covering a wide range of subjects including health, welfare, community development, agriculture and the environment.

Their purpose is to not only provide information and increase understanding and awareness on crucial issues but also give people a voice- both through their own productions and by providing training in filmmaking techniques to marginalised and under- privileged groups.

They are seeking a trustee to take responsibility for the finances of the organisation.

Key Deliverables

  • Ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are in place
  • Take responsibility for advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans
  • Be assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs and are within the charity’s objects
  • Ensure that the Charity operates within the law and complies with the requirements of charity and company status
  • Contribute to the fundraising strategy of the organisation
  • Oversee the preparation of annual accounts and budgets, and make formal presentation of these and other financial reports when required
  • If time permits, undertake the bookkeeping (Optional)

Time Commitment

  • Board Meetings are held five times a year
  • Additional 4- 6 hours per month.

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Trustee for Charity Supporting Refugees [331]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

6- 8 Days per annum

Our partner are a small, dynamic charity based in West London. They work with local partners in areas affected by conflict to help some of the most disadvantaged refugees, displaced people and returnees to rebuild their lives by providing them with training, skills and resources so they can support themselves and their families.

They currently work in Uganda, South Sudan, Jordan and Tanzania.

They are seeking a Trustee to join their board, preferably a local professional with a strong interest in international development and a range of skills and experience, not necessarily from the charity sector.

Role description:

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted practice
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation through the Finance Committee and appraise the financial viability of plans and proposals
  • Regularly review the charity’s strategic aims, policy and practice
  • Monitor the organisation’s performance according to its strategic aims

Person Specification:

  • Knowledge of financial management
  • Knowledge of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations
  • Good financial analysis skills
  • Willingness to devote time and skills necessary to support a small, growing charity

Commitment:

  • At least 6 days a year, as per the following schedule:
  • Attend 4 board meetings
  • Attend at least two committee meetings
  • Attend the annual trustee away day
  • Time to read board and committee papers and provide ad hoc advice and support

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for Org. Supporting Vulnerable Young People [330]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is a charity supporting disadvantaged young people. They envisage a world where every vulnerable young person has equal opportunities to succeed professionally and contribute meaningfully to society.

In order to achieve this they provide targeted vocational training and leisure activities helping to improve wellbeing and personal development.

Key Deliverables

  • Make sure appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place and provide advice on the financial implications of the organisations strategic plans
  • Ensure that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs and are within the charities objectives
  • Ensure the annual accounts are compliant with the Charities SORP
  • Be instrumental in the development and implementation of appropriate financial, reserves policies and investment policies

Person Specification

  • Expertise in financial management and in particular charity accounting
  • Experience of operating within a board in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation

Time Commitment

  • 5 board meetings per year

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Trustee for Legal Charity [329]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is a London based charity that supports Least Developed Countries and civil society organisations in the UN climate change negotiations.

A small team of staff coordinates a network of over 170 legal experts from law firms, universities and barristers’ chambers who provide advice and assistance on a pro bono basis. At present the charity’s trustees are mainly lawyers and they are now seeking a qualified accountant to join the board.

Person Specification

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of current finance and accounting practices relevant to charities
  • Previous working experience in the third and/or international development sector
  • General commercial and marketing skills

Time Commitment

  • Attend 4 meetings per year

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for Organisation Supporting Children in Zambia [327]

Start: ASAP
St Albans, UK

Part Time (1-2 days/ month)

Our partner is a small charity helping to provide an education to some of Zambia’s most at risk children. The organisation support a school helping to provide a good education, housing and a supportive environment to orphans, street children and those living in severe poverty.

They are seeking a hands on treasurer to join their board.

Role Description

  • Cash flow management of three bank accounts-includes monthly reconciliation
  • Maintain books of account- cash book, restricted funds spreadsheet, standing orders and details of gift aid etc.
  • Process quarterly gift aid claims-submit online to HMRC
  • Follow up on financial data after fundraising events

Time Commitment

  • Attend board meetings every 2 months
  • Up to 15 hours per month to assist with bookkeeping and liaising on Finance matters

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

End of Year Account Prep for Org. Supporting Sri Lankan Communities [326]

Start: ASAP
Flexible UK

c. 3- 5 days

Our partner is a small charity working to support communities on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Many people here face multiple challenges; our partner works to help them develop solutions, restore hope and work their way out of poverty.

Their programmes include education, training for employment and support for the disabled and elderly.

They are seeking a volunteer to assist with the preparation of end of year accounts in order to submit to Companies House and the Charity Commission.

There will be an initial meeting in London, the work can then be done remotely.

Contact info@afid.org.uk 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 jobs@afid.org.uk 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 jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.