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Accountant/ Auditor

5-10 hours / monthly
Sawa World uses an innovative approach to instantly transform the lives of the unemployed and marginalized youth by giving them the skills to start micro-businessess in one day with locally-created and simple solutions to self-employment
We provide large-scale access to local solutions that are created by the very people living in extreme poverty. Our programs are currently based out of our Sawa world Solution Centre, in Kampala, Uganda.  Our Canadian team is made up of skilled volunteers, who support the work done in Uganda and around the world. For more information on who we are and what we do, please visit our website at

Position Description
The volunteer accountant/ auditor will support the part-time accountant in Canada and the founder of the organization in reviewing financial information from our program team in Uganda and developing specific detailed financial reports. Two volunteers will be recruited for this position 

Main Duties
Role 1  - 1 volunteer 
• Review monthly bank transactions from Uganda 

• Conduct monthly internal audits of financial such a verification of receipts 

• Reviewing of monthly budget requests from Uganda and developing monthly reports on the requested budgets versus actuals 
Role 2 - 1 volunteer 

• Improving our financial reporting templates including budget requests forms, project budgets etc

• Developing financial summary reports for specific donor projects. 

• Help accountant in Canada prepare quarterly financial statements and simplify these where needed for the board and founder

• Some formal bookkeeping education (for example, BA in Accounting)
• CA, CGA, CMA certification considered an asset

Experience Required

• 3+ years of experience in bookkeeping in Canada

• Solid working knowledge of QuickBooks 

• Experience with general ledgers
•. Experience in developing a range of financial reports

Other Requirements
•Strong communication skills
•Self-managed and ability to work independently
•Possess analytical skills with attention to detail 
•Oral and written communication skills
•Fun and outgoing personality and ability to work as a team
•Passionate about Sawa’s mission to promote local solutions to end global poverty.

Time commitment

5 to 10 hours per month 

Benefits & Recognition

Learn or develop skills, gain work experience, build self-confidence, meet new people, and be part of a dynamic team that is making a global difference for the very poor.
Certification or Education Required
An accounting certification and Experience with Quickbooks is essential
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
By volunteering with Sawa World you will learn many different skills in a real-life setting. You will get an opportunity to work with a international organization and experience working with people across the globe.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to build up your resume and and make professional connections within your industry. When you put in volunteer with Sawa world you make a positive impact to the world and gets us closer to our mission of eliminating  poverty in the world.
  • Interview
  • References
  • Resume
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule