Financial Accounting Manager
NCBA CLUSA
Loja, Loja, Ecuador
hace 1 día

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking 2 (1- remote US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Loja, Ecuador) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of Financial Accounting Manager to support Asociación Agroartesanal de Productores Ecológicos de Café Especial del Cantón Loja (APECAEL), based in Loja, Ecuador .

APECAEL was founded in 2004 to save coffee farms in Loja. Due to a decrease in coffee prices, many growers saw coffee as a non-profitable business and some abandoned their production altogether.

APECAEL was able to stabilize their production and sell coffee at a fair price. In 2016, APECAEL expanded, building a facility to roast, grind, and store coffee.

Currently, APECAEL gathers members’ coffee to sell in the national and international markets.

APECAEL’s long term goals are to increase coffee production and purchase better harvesting equipment. Currently their Board of Directors has two women and one youth, as part of their goals to increase youth participation.

In order to meet their goals and grow their business opportunities, APECAEL needs to understand how to interpret basic financial documents to make sound financial decisions.

APECAEL’s members and Board of Directors understand they need to know what the financial reports say in order to make better decisions for themselves and the association.

However, there is a misunderstanding about what current financial reports say and how they can use this information.

Duration : 2 Weeks (August to October 2021)

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY :

  • Analyze the current financial and accounting management practices for the associates and Board of directors and provide constructive feedback about improvement opportunities.
  • Based on the analysis above, provide training on essential financial management for associates, including how to create and interpret basic financial documents.
  • Provide training on business financial management and its influence on decision-making for the Board of Directors.
  • Teach participants about protocols used in financial audits.
  • Qualifications

    SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS :

  • The volunteer should have experience in accounting and financial management and the ability to transmit this knowledge using non-technical language.
  • A Degree in Finance, Administration, Accounting, and / or a related field is required. Background working with associations in agriculture is a plus.
  • Experience in Latin America is also desirable.
  • Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable but not mandatory.
  • Available for virtual communications with Host Organization, Staff and Co-volunteer
  • US candidate must be legally able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Advanced English language skills; reading, writing, speaking.
  • Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

    All application materials must be submitted in English.

    Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

  • NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply;
  • all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

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