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 :