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UK Volunteering

Part-time, short term volunteer assignments designed to give charities with limited resources access to qualified accounting expertise. An excellent way for accountants to give back and pick up rewarding experience in the not-for-profit sector.

Independent Examination of Accounts [441]

UK
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Our partner works in collaboration in schools in rural Tanzania to empower children, especially girls, to access quality education. They are seeking the support of an accountant to undertake an independent examination of their accounts to be submitted to Companies House and the Charity Commission.
 

The accounts will be completed at the start of February 2021, and the individual will have three months to complete the independent examination. They expect that the examination should take 1-2 days.

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Designing an analysis & reporting tool [440]

Europe
Pro Bono

Our partner is a social enterprise promoting quality early childhood care. They are seeking someone to support them in deisgning a reporting system to track the loans they issue, integrating it into their BI system, and training staff in its use. 

Their approach has been to build a replicable model to improve the quality of informal day-care businesses servicing low-income families living in informal settlements in East Africa. The day-care centres pay a membership fee and in return have access to training and investment to upgrade standards, foster sustainability, and deliver improved care in a safe and stimulating environment. This operating model is attracting attention from big development funders, with plans to roll it out in other locations and countries.

They have been building their financial reporting capacity since 2017, however, lack a system to properly track and capture data on the loans and sales they issue to and realise with the day-care centres. As part of the placement, you will:

  • Work with the business team to design a user-friendly reporting system, identifying key indicators and parameters to be used.
  • Train the business team on how to use the reporting system and integrate it into the power BI platform.

They are seeking someone able to complete the work over 5-6 days; the work can be completely flexibly over this period of time. They have a preference for individuals who have exprience of working for a social enterprise or microfinance entity in a developing context, so that they are able to quickly understand their operational model, finances and challenges unique to them. 

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Pro Bono Mentor, French-Speaker [439]

UK
Pro Bono

Our partner is an award-winning INGO, offers safe, affordable drinking water solutions. They started their operations in Cambodia, offering a decentralised solution that encouraged and supported local enterprise. On the back of their success, they have expanded their model to countries in Africa and Asia.
 

They are seeking an experienced accountant, to coach their Finance Manager in Madagascar. As their operations in Madagascar have expanded and gained success, their accounting and financial management have become complex. They are currently operating two entities – an NGO and a social business. The Finance Manager is able to manage the day to day elements of the accounting, but would benefit from coaching.

The individual will be required to review current practice, including the bookkeeping, accounting processes, management information, and intercompany flows, advise and support in simplifying any practices, and supporting the Finance Manager to take on new responsibilities.They are seeking someone able to make a commitment of 3 hours/week for 3 months. Advanced/fluent French is required for this role.

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Home Leone, Sierra Leone

Treasurer at Society Protecting Amenities of the Solent Area [420]

Travel Expenses Covered
UK

Our partner's mission is to protect the ecological and environmental well-being of the Solent area in order to ensure that its natural wonders can be enjoyed for all future generations.  

They are looking to appoint a new Honorary Treasurer as the current postholder stands down this year. The Treasurer will provide advice, support and guidance to the charity.

Key Tasks:

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the society, ensuring compliance with legal, constitutional and Charity Commission guidelines.
  • Renewal of insurance policies.
  • Monthly reports to the council.
  • Liaise with internal reviewers of the annual report.

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Accounting & Financial Management Advisor [438]

UK
Pro Bono

Our partner runs a clinic offering affordable health services largely for children in Uganda; it also has a community health programme, training local advisors to become change agents influencing health outcomes within their communities.
 

They are seeking an experienced accountant, able to make a regular, long-term commitment to build and strengthen the accounting & financial management systems of the organisation. The scope of the role is quite broad, and will offer a good insight and experience into charity finance. It includes:

  • Reviewing the accounting & financial management processes, and the skillset of local staff and ensuring that what is in place meets statutory, tax and other reporting requirements, whilst being simple enough to be managed by the local staff.
  • Reviewing and strengthening the internal controls
  • Support in creating simple budgeting, budget monitoring and reporting tools
  • Coaching local staff on effective use of Quickbooks (desktop version)
  • Updating their finance procedures manual.

It is anticipated that a fortnightly commitment of 2 hours will be required; this might increase depending on the needs of the organisation. It is hoped that the individual will be able to support the organisation for a year.

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Budgeting, reporting and systems support [437]

Uganda
Pro Bono

Our partner is a young but growing Ugandan NGO offering specialised and affordable therapies to children with disabilities and special needs, whilst supporting their carers and educating the communities in which they live in.

They have recently recruited a new accountant, whose career and experience thus far has been in the corporate sector and with profit making entities. They are seeking the support of an accountant to:

  • Coach the finance manager on Quickbooks Online and managing multiple donor reporting
  • Strengthen their organisational budgeting. This entails reviewing the chart of accounts to ensure that the budget is detailed enough to accommodate organisational as well as donor reporting, and supporting them in finalising the annual budget for 2021.

They are seeking someone able to offer 2-3 hours a week for a 2 month period, taking them to the end of December 2020, when their budget needs to be finalised.

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Raintree Foundation, Nepal

Internal Audit Mentor [436]

UK
Pro Bono

Our partner, an international healthcare NGO provides health interventions to the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in the countries it operates in. They are looking to establish an internal audit function, and are seeking an experienced internal auditor to act in an advisory capacity.
 

The role will entail reviewing and updating their internal audit manual, and supporting the two finance managers in carrying out internal audits in a small selection of their country offices, providing guidance and feedback during the planning, fieldwork and reporting stages of the audit. This role is well-suited to an experienced internal auditor with experience of working internationally, preferably in complex/fragile contexts. They anticipate a commitment of 2-3 hours a week will be required over a 2 month period. There is scope for two mentors to share the responsibilities.

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Systems & Management Accounting Support [434]

UK
Pro Bono

Our partner works with humanitarian/aid workers and communities responding to disasters; they provide training and technical support, ensuring that all those responding to these crises have the skills to do so safely and effectively. They are seeking an accountant well-versed with Quickbooks Online, to support them in producing meaningful management information.
 

  1. Cashflow – the charity requires a meaningful cash flow with various alternative scenarios available, both on a short-term and long-term basis.
  2. Management accounts reports – They would like a management accounts format, that enables them to produce reports in a timely manner with minimal (if any) manual processing.

They are using Quicbkooks, but have been recommended to use apps, linked to QB, to support in the production of the management information. Part of the exercise will entail reviewing the options available to them, before starting the project in full.

In addition to someone well-versed with using Quickbooks Online, and in cashflow and management reporting. This is a pro bono role; ideally requiring a 10 hour/week commitment, but this can be flexible.

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Trustee @ Inspiring charity supporting torture survivors [431]

UK Charity operating globally
UK
Trustee role

Our partner, an established UK charity uses the law to seek justice and reparation for survivors of torture, to combat impunity for governments and individuals who perpetrate torture, and to develop and promote compliance with international standards.

They bring legal cases on behalf of individual survivors, and advocate for better laws to provide effective reparations. Their cases respond to torture as an individual crime in national and international law, as a civil wrong with individual responsibility, and as a human rights violation with state responsibility.

The charity is recruiting new trustees to join our Board, to assist with the governance and strategic development of the charity. As the charity develops a new 2025 strategy the Board will have a critical role during an exciting period of cautious growth.

They particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in the following areas, to complement the existing skills of our Board:

  • Financial management experience, particularly in a charitable environment.
  • Fundraising experience in the charitable sector.
  • Media experience.

The Board of Trustees meets four times a year. Trustees will also be invited to join one or more committees to support the work of the Charity. There is an induction process for new trustees.

All candidates are expected to have:

  • A strong commitment to human rights, and the rights of survivors of torture in particular.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • A clear understanding of the role of a trustee (further guidance will be provided).
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • A commitment to participate and join meetings as needed.

Prior board level or management experience in either a business or charitable setting is desirable, but not essential.

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Flower power at Kopila, Nepal

Treasurer @ Human Rights Org [428]

Travel Expenses/Lunch Covered
UK

Our partner is a human rights' organisation working in partnership with people affected by poverty since 1968. The organisation concentrates its efforts on aiding families by providing advocacy, crisis support, skills training, respite stays and the opportunity to develop a voice to influence government economic and social policy, in order to promote public awareness of the reality of extreme poverty.

They are looking for a Trustee, Treasure or both to be a non-salaried member of the board of directors with joint responsibility with the other 8 directors for complying with the Company’s Articles of Association and the law, acting in the best interests of the organisation, managing resources responsibility, and acting with reasonable care and skill.

The successful candidate will have prior Board experience of legal and financial matters in a company context, as well as sympathy with the objectives of the organisation. 

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