Accountant Extraordinaire

Support Poverty Alleviation in Bamako, Mali


Skills: 
Accounting
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
6 weeks to 5½ months
Must Speak: 
English, French
Helpful if Speaks: 
Bambara, Wolof
Benefits: 
Accommodations, Learning Opportunity

If you have accounting skills and are passionate about farmer's well being, this is the opportunity for you!

Opportunity Details


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

We are growing fast, both in scope and impact. Until now, we've focused much of our energy on honing and scaling our model and serving our farmers in the best way we can. While programmatic work is still central, now we're looking to invest time and energy into our back end systems, including our financial reporting and long-term systems.

To that end, we are seeking a enthusiastic accountant interested in a short-term opportunity to use his/her finance acumen to help us make an impact on the lives of thousands of farmers in the developing world. Our Experteer Accountant will play an important role in developing and strengthening the financial systems of this young and fast-growing social enterprise. 

There are lots of different ways an Experteer with accounting skills could engage with us. Once we find someone interested, s/he will work with the CFO and the Director of Finance to determine a workplan with specific deliverables. We're open to shaping the experience to your skills and interests as well as our needs. Potential projects could include:

  •  Financial Reporting and Monthly Accounting
    • Oversee journal entries, reconciliations, and month-end closing
    • Create and analyze monthly financial statements and provide variance analysis
    • Work with our finance team to create consolidated financial statements and perform the necessary analysis such as cash flow, budget reconciliation, etc.
  • Strengthening of Long-term Financial Systems 
    • ‚ÄčDesign, review, and implement financial policies and protocols for the organization
    • Identify ways to improve our risk management system to protect against fraud and/or cash mismanagement
    • Coach and lead trainings for Mali-based finance staff to strengthen their capacity in accounting, financial analysis, and reporting
    • Identify innovative ways to keep financial systems at par with new technologies

DELIVERABLES

Did the Experteer leave our financial team and our systems better than when they arrived? Did the Experteer enjoy his/her time in Mali and with the myAgro staff? If the answer to both of these is yes, then the project has been a success!

Our finance team is small. They often get bogged down in the daily tasks and are unable to spend time on big picture projects to drive the organization forward. Anything an Experteer can do to improve the financial systems and processes will get us closer to our mission of lifting small-holder farmers out of poverty! 

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Accounting

ADDITIONAL USEFUL SKILLS:

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English
  • French

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:

  • Bambara
  • Wolof

We Provide These Local Benefits


ACCOMMODATION

myAgro has housing where some of our staff live. Shared apartment with a private rom within walking distance of the office. 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

We are a dynamic, fast-growing social enterprise. Experteers will be exposed to our unique and innovative savings-layaway model, be introduced to ICT4D in West Africa and the nonprofit/social enterprise space. 

Local languages! Impress your friends at home with a little Bambara!  

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Tons of karmic good – you will be directly helping families move beyond subsistence farming!

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity


Currently accepting applications

Organization


Industry: Farming, Food Production, International Trade and Development, Logistics and Supply Chain, Program Development

Mission: Poverty Alleviation

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons

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