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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.

Trustee at INGO Using Film To Empower Local Communities [399]

UK

Our partner creates and distributes educational films raising awareness about a range of health, community development and environmental issues. Additionally, they use film to give local communities a voice; they train individuals in filmmaking techniques, offering them the opportunity to identify, address and disseminate information about crucial issues affecting their communities.

They are seeking to recruit a Treasurer to take the place of the existing incumbent who is due to retire in December. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • The oversight of the finances of the charity, ensuring that the charity has effective financial measures, controls and procedures in place; and that they are meeting their statutory and tax compliance requirements.
  • Preparing the monthly management accounts, the annual accounts & budgets
  • Reporting to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial position of the charity.

This is quite a hands on opportunity for an experienced accountant / finance professional to provide financial oversight and governance to a small organisation with an international focus. As this is quite an involved role, they anticipate that it will require a commitment of approximately 10 hours per month for the accounting, financial management & reporting, and an additional 2-3 hours per month if also doing the bookkeeping. There will be around 10 meetings (board meetings, management meetings and ad hoc strategy days) a year.

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Finance Committee Member at NGO Developing Skills of Teachers [398]

UK

Our partner is an international NGO addressing the moral and economic imperative that every child, everywhere, should have a teacher who cultivates the joy of lifelong learning.

At a practical level, that means they support governments to reignite intrinsic motivation in teachers and local officials, through teacher networks. Their vision is a world where teachers love teaching and children love learning.

To further strengthen their governance team they are seeking a new co-opted Finance Committee member. This is an important role that will help provide support and challenge to the executive team and Board as they manage the organisation’s operations, finances and legal risks across the globe.

The role is ideally suited to someone with a strong operations or finance background that has international experience (particularly in India, Uganda, Indonesia or Ethiopia).  Strong alignment with the organisations values and charitable aims and the ability to communicate sensitively and clearly are essential.

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Finance Volunteer at Performing Arts Charity [397]

UK

Our partner works with vulnerable and marginalised women and girls across Africa and Asia who are at risk of poor sexual and reproductive health, to help them find their voices, assert their rights and transform their futures.

They use a unique combination of drama and participatory learning to promote sustainable behaviour and policy change; particularly focusing on improving the sexual and reproductive health of their participants.

They are looking for someone who may be retired/semi retired and has had senior finance roles, to provide support in the areas of financial management and strategy. Key tasks to include:

  • Review monthly management accounts from UK and Malawi
  • Highlight risks and possible mitigation strategies
  • Review donor financial reports and feed back
  • Review fundraising budgets

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Finance Volunteer at Charity Working in African Refugee Camps [394]

UK

Our partner supports the post-secondary education of refugees and displaced persons in Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan & Uganda. They are seeking a volunteer to provide finance and secretarial support.

The charity is UK-based and ultimately serves as the endowment fund to a few East African subsidiaries that provide education and schooling in some of Africa’s largest refugee camps. The charity needs support from ideally one person who could provide finance and secretarial support to the Trustees.

Key responsibilities:

  • Keeping financial records
  • Investment tracking
  • Receipts and Payments
  • Management Accounts
  • Annual Report and Accounts

Person specification:

  • Management accounts/Charities SORP experience
  • Experience liaising with auditors
  • Ideally experience of grant-making to international charitable organisations and investment management liaison

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Trustee at Performing Arts Charity Empowering Marginalised Women [388]

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UK

Our partner works with vulnerable and marginalised women and girls across Africa and Asia who are at risk of poor sexual and reproductive health, to help them find their voices, assert their rights and transform their futures.
 

They use a unique combination of drama and participatory learning to promote sustainable behaviour and policy change; particularly focusing on improving the sexual and reproductive health of their participants.

They are looking to build the capacity of their Board in financial management as the organisation grows. They are looking for a Trustee who can attend quarterly board meetings as well as review monthly management accounts, requests for funding and quarterly forecasts. It is anticipated that the time required would be the equivalent of one day per month.

Ideally, they are looking are looking for someone with senior level financial management experience with familiarity of charity accounts.

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