Online Microfinance: Volunteer Accountant

  • Any location worldwide (virtual), VA, US

Please send a resume and note explaining why you would be a good fit for this position to Zidisha director Julia Kurnia at julia@zidisha.org.

Zidisha is the world's first direct peer-to-peer lending service to bridge the international wealth divide, allowing individuals in the US and internationally to lend to and communicate with borrowers in developing countries without local intermediaries. We've been featured in numerous press and media for our groundbreaking work in using internet and mobile phone technologies to connect entrepreneurs in some of the world's most isolated and impoverished places with the international peer-to-peer lending market.

This is a part-time, flexible schedule, work-from-home volunteer role. It is a "virtual volunteering" position which may be undertaken from any location worldwide.

Time commitment is estimated at approximately 10 hours per week on a flexible schedule. We request that applicants make a minimum six-month commitment to volunteering in this position.

Responsibilities

1. Main Responsibility: Ensure that Zidisha's financial transactions are recorded timely and accurately.

·Record all offline payments and receipts accurately and in their appropriate cost or expense categories in Zidisha's website.

·Complete month-end bank reconciliations for each bank account held by Zidisha before the end of the following month, including the source of any discrepancies between the balances calculated by our website and actual bank balances.

·Check that supporting documentation (contracts, invoices, receipts, bank statements etc.) as required under GAAP are filed in Zidisha's files.

2. Additional Responsibility: Facilitate compliance with IRS reporting requirements for tax-exempt organizations.

·Help ensure that revenues and expenses are recorded and reported in accordance with IRS regulations.

·Assist to prepare annual IRS 990 form.

3. Additional Responsibility: Facilitate annual audits of Zidisha's financial statements.

·Assist to provide information and documentation as requested by auditors.

·Assist to implement any audit recommendations.

Qualifications

·Passion for our mission of advancing economic opportunities for marginalized communities.

·High levels of personal integrity, honesty, and dependability.

·Exceptional logical ability, attention to detail, and ability to track complicated financial transactions across multiple currencies accurately.

-Formal accounting expertise is not a requirement, but familiarity with basic accounting and bookkeeping is a plus.

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  • This volunteer opportunity can be performed from a remote location.

  • Any location worldwide (virtual), VA, US
  • Start and end dates:

    no
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    A lot (10+ hours/week)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons Evenings Late nights
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays Weekends
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule
  • International volunteer options:

    International volunteers welcome

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