Vietnam Volunteer Accountant @ Organization Supporting Deaf Children 2 Weeks

Posted 13 December 2018 by Accounting for International Development
Ending soon

Unique opportunity for an adventurous accountant (ACCA/CIPFA/ICAEW/ICAS - or equivalent) looking to gain international experience, work with inspiring people and support education in Vietnam.

Based in Hoi An, our partner is a small organization providing education to deaf and hard of hearing children. Started as a small initiative, they have grown unexpectedly over time as more and more parents brought their children to be registered and receive education from them, the only institution who would accept deaf children and provide suitable educational services.

They have a very basic accounting system, working on a spreadsheet in Excel - they have never made a report and don’t have written financial procedures. Their team have not studied accounting, and would benefit from training to help them streamline processes and make better use of their efforts and time.

Your Role

You will begin with an internal review of their existing systems, procedures and controls. You will be identifying gaps and implementing your recommendations for best practice, in line with their needs, context and capacity of local staff. Our partner has requested especially support in using Excel - improving the system and templates, training in creating budgets and drawing reports from it, to present to stakeholders.

This broad and wide-ranging assignment is a great opportunity for accountants thinking about a career move to the international development sector to get an extensive insight in just a couple of weeks.

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Feeling inspired?

Need a fresh challenge... to do something worthwhile?
Keen to volunteer & share your skills & experience?

If that's a YES (x3), please visit the AfID website and find out how we can individually tailor a volunteer placement that's right for you. Click the 'apply now' button if you would like to find out more about volunteering overseas.

We are confident you’ll encounter a variety of new and exciting challenges, share new experiences with inspiring people and learn skills that will give you confidence to face challenges in other areas of your life. You’ll be inspired and get back so much more than you give!

Required skills

  • Accountants
  • Accounting
  • Budgets
  • Reports
  • Training

Application questions

Are you a qualified accountant or auditor?
Do you have 3 years accounting & finance experience?
Are you are this is an unpaid volunteer position?
Have you visited the AfID website?

Reference: 36835151

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