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On-call Business Finance Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

On-call Business Finance Volunteer

Scope of Volunteer Work: The Microenterprise Development (MED) Program works to create new opportunities for entrepreneurs to access training, technical assistance, and capital for establishing, expanding, and/or sustaining small businesses. The MED program is recruiting for business financial specialist to assist clients with financial services related to operating a small business such as accounting, bookkeeping and payment systems.

Time Committment: Minimum 3-month time committment. Between 2-8 hrs/month. Flexible schedule. 

Location: Remote (via Zoom/Teams)

Essential Position Functions:

  • Working alongside clients to provide technical financial assistance such as tax preparation, invoicing and billing, and basic bookkeeping as needed.
  • Option to host workshops related to area of expertise.
  • Providing consistent feedback to MED program staff regarding topics discussed and needed follow up.

Requirements:

  • Professional background and training in fields related to accounting, bookkeeping, payment management systems, business tax preparation.
  • Must be culturally sensitive, respectful of diverse backgrounds and willing to work with English language learners. Prior cross-cultural communication experience a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English; additional fluency in a refugee language (ex. Swahili, French, Arabic, Dari, Tigrinya) is helpful, but not required.
  • Flexibility and positive attitude a must.
  • Ability to handle sensitive client information confidentially.

To Apply:
1. Email VolunteerSEA [at] rescue.org to express interest!

2. Fill in an online volunteer application