Rwanda Accounting Extern / Consultant

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ORGANIZATION: EARTHENABLE

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Job Title: Rwanda Accounting Extern / Consultant

Company: EarthEnable Rwanda Ltd

Reports to: Senior Finance Manager

Location: Kigali, Rwanda with time spent traveling to rural districts in Rwanda

Compensation: $1,000 USD / month stipend plus one month of housing and round trip ticket to Rwanda

Time framework: 3-12 months (with opportunities to stay full-time)

How to Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyT2nMA9hT1YmCkcz44XncNC1_kl8__-wgL3bJURBZmZ6JrA/viewform

Who We Are

At EarthEnable, we believe that our clients deserve our very best, that work should be fun, and that the best ideas could come from any part of the company. We celebrate each other’s wins, learn from our setbacks, and are deeply proud of the impact we make every day. We believe that a home that doesn’t make you sick means more than living disease free. It means pride and dignity in the place our customers most treasure: their homes. Being a part of our team means more than building housing products: it means building an organization and building a better future for rural families.

What We Do


EarthEnable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda and Uganda. 62% of Rwandans and Ugandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty, unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is unaffordable for many who need it.

EarthEnable addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 96% less carbon emissions. Our earthen floors are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite) and sealed using a proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished. EarthEnable trains and certifies micro-franchisees who run their own businesses selling and installing the floors in their communities. EarthEnable has already enabled 65,000 people to live on clean, beautiful floors across Rwanda and Uganda, and has big plans to scale across East Africa and beyond in the coming years.

About the Role

Are you a finance wizard with a passion for making a difference? Do you have the skills to transform financial chaos into streamlined perfection? Then we need YOU!

We’re on the hunt for a temporary, volunteer Finance Controller to join our team and help us reach new heights. If you thrive on creating efficiencies, optimizing processes, and training teams to excel (pun intended), this is the perfect opportunity for you. Here’s what you’ll be doing:

1. Create Efficiencies in the Monthly Close Process Through Automation

  • Identify repetitive manual tasks that can be automated to save time and reduce errors.

  • Implement tools and software to streamline data collection and reporting.

  • Develop a clear, step-by-step automated process for monthly financial close.

2. Review How Finance Processes Interlink with Operations and Make Recommendations for Optimization

  • Map out current finance and operational workflows to identify bottlenecks.

  • Collaborate with operations teams to understand their needs and challenges.

  • Propose practical changes that enhance synergy between finance and operations.

3. Review the Organization’s Internal and Financial Controls and Make Recommendations

  • Assess current internal control procedures to identify gaps and weaknesses.

  • Suggest improvements to ensure robust financial oversight and fraud prevention.

  • Develop easy-to-follow guidelines for maintaining strong financial controls.

4. Review Our Accounting Processes with a Goal of Speeding Up Reporting

  • Analyze the current accounting cycle to pinpoint delays and inefficiencies.

  • Recommend and implement best practices for faster and more accurate reporting.

  • Train staff on streamlined procedures to ensure timely financial updates.

5. Train the Team on How to Optimize Accounting Systems and Use of Excel

  • Conduct hands-on training sessions on advanced Excel functions and formulas.

  • Demonstrate how to leverage accounting software for maximum efficiency.

  • Create user-friendly guides and cheat sheets for ongoing team reference.

6. Make Insightful Reports from Various Data Sources to Guide Decision Making

  • Gather data from multiple sources to create comprehensive financial reports.

  • Develop visual dashboards that highlight key metrics and trends.

  • Provide actionable insights and recommendations based on data analysis.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in finance and accounting

  • Proficiency in financial modeling and accounting software.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and training abilities.

  • A passion for volunteering and making a positive impact.

Why Work With Us?

  • Make a tangible difference in a thriving nonprofit organization.

  • Gain international experience and broaden your professional network.

  • Work with a passionate team dedicated to driving social change.

  • Flexible remote working arrangements tailored to your schedule.

EarthEnable is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and experiences.

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About EARTHENABLE

Location:

Nyamata, Bugesera District, Nyamata, RW

Mission Statement

Healthy Housing Solutions in Africa

Description

EarthEnable provides Rwandans with healthier homes by training local masons to craft an affordable and durable earthen floor. The floor is composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and other additives) and sealed with a layer of proprietary drying oil that makes the floor impermeable, easy to clean, and polished. Dirt and mud floors are a major cause of infectious disease, respiratory illness, malnutrition, and vector-borne disease. And while a clean and dry floor made of concrete would cost a Rwandan family as much as $300 for a 20 square meter home, EarthEnable will floor a home for 15% of the price. We can be reached at info@earthenable.org.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing
Community, Health & Medicine, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Nyamata, Bugesera DistrictKigali, 2460Rwanda

(-1.94407,30.06189)
 

SKILLS

  • Financial Auditing
  • Financial Planning
  • Accounting
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • IT Consulting

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