Hammersmith, Greater London
Accommodation Provided
Job description

Exciting opportunity for an adventurous accountant looking to gain international experience and work for a not-for-profit organisation teaching beekeeping techniques to small family farmers in China. 

Accounting for International Development offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world, the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer Accounting Assignments of between 2 weeks and 6 months form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries. Click APPLY for more...


Our partner provides training for small family farmers on beekeeping techniques, queen bee rearing, and safe and clean honey extraction. The farmers are then provided assistance with bottling and selling the honey. They currently only sell the honey locally, but the co-founders aim to bring it to an international market within Asia in the near future.

You will:

  • Review and build a sound accounting system, looking at strengthening controls, ensuring there is proper cash management (including setting up cash and bank reconciliations). Part of this would also entail assessing the Excel sheets, and review whether they should move back to using Quickbooks. For both, help them develop a chart of accounts, and proper classification of income and expenses.
  • Support in building financial management tools – organisational budget, monthly management accounts, cash position and cashflow forecast.

This is really well-rounded placement offering an individual the opportunity to develop accounting controls & processes. Please note that as the organisation is establishing its operations, it is working as a start-up organisation and will require the volunteer to be independent, hands-on and able to really understand the context in which the organisation is operating when establishing an accounting & financial management system.

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

If that's a YES (x3) , please click to 'APPLY' and see other similar volunteering opportunities 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!

More about AFID (UK) LLP

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Posted on: 22 July 2019
Closed date: 20 October 2019
Job ref: www.afid.org.uk
Tags: Finance, Intl Development