Make a difference: search volunteering opportunities for CAs
Volunteering opportunities for CAs
ICAS fully supports members taking on voluntary roles, and if you are interested in using your skills and expertise to make a difference we have a range of volunteering opportunities for you to support.
Accountants can play a key role in making sure groups are able to raise funds, plan business strategy, and can work with bodies to ensure the smooth running of not-for-profit organisations.
Taking on a voluntary role can be a great opportunity for CAs to use their experience and skills to make a positive difference, and many finance professionals who volunteer claim giving back is one of the main perks of the role.
A list of non-profit organisations currently accepting vacancies are listed below - we hope you feel inspired to volunteer.
We also encourage non-members from the accounting and finance community to take up these opportunities.
Guidance and CPD
Members who are looking to get involved in volunteering for a charity should ensure that they keep up-to-date with charity sector developments relevant to their role, which will comply with ICAS CPD requirements. For members acting as volunteer independent examiners, ICAS has issued additional CA Scottish charity Guidance for you.
Advertise a voluntary position with us
If you're a charity or a voluntary organisation looking for a CA, and would like to place a vacancy advertisement on our website, please complete our submissions form.
Available volunteering opportunities:
Trustee, The Scottish Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (SCABA)
- Employer: SCABA
- Contact: Caroline Christie CA, 07722 932120
- Location: Edinburgh
About the Employer
The Scottish Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association (SCABA) is a charity which supports CAs, their dependants and prospective CAs who are in need. This can be for a variety of reasons such as ill health, redundancy, debt, re-training etc. We help by providing grants, loans, benefits advice and support visits.
About the Vacancy
We are looking for fellow CAs to join our current team of Trustees to support the continuous development of SCABA. It is a rewarding organisation to be part of and by volunteering with us you can make a real difference to the lives of those we support.
Skills and experience
All applicants must have strong interpersonal skills, possess the ability to work constructively as part of a team and be passionate about making a difference to people’s lives.
The time commitment is for 4 meetings a year which are held during the day at ICAS offices in Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh.
Expressions of interest
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee then please contact Caroline Christie CA, Charity Administrator or call 07722 932120.
The Jean Armour Burns Trust - Trustee
- Employer: The Jean Armour Burns Trust
- Contact: Robert L Stevenson
- Location: Glasgow
- Closing date for applications: Ongoing
- Apply now
About the employer
As an organisation, we are committed to help spread the words of Scotland’s National Bard by funding events and projects which celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns.
We support a range of organisations from Burns Clubs through schools to Universities Including The Glasgow and District Burns Association, Schools who cater for pupils with special needs, Colleges, Royal Conservatoire, Scottish Opera and The University of Glasgow.
About the vacancy
We are seeking to recruit a Trustee with the skill set to take up the role of Treasurer
- Quarterly cash book report.
- Update our cash book and prepare on income and expenditure for our accountants annually
As with all the Trustees this is a voluntary position.
You will receive training and will be expected to attend some of the events and projects which we have sponsored.
We meet quarterly to review the funding policy of our fund managers and consider applications for funding.
To express an interest in this position please send your CV to Robert L Stevenson, Chairman.
Accounting for International Development -Pro Bono Accountant
- Employer: Accounting for International Development
- Contact: Jessica Jackson, 02087417000
- Location: Nairobi, Kenya
- Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019
- Apply now
About the employer
Accounting for International Development offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world, the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer accounting assignments of between 2 weeks and 6 months form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries.
About the vacancy
Our partner works with small day-care businesses servicing marginalised and low-income families in Nairobi and aims to instil an environment that is safe and affordable. They require support in effectively managing their microloan system.
You will begin with a review of their accounting systems, procedures and controls, making recommendations for best practice, taking into account the capacity and resources of the team. They recently received the support of a pro bono consultant who focused on operational systems and strategy. He spent a couple of days installing a simple finance management system but this was not his area of expertise and you will be required to review and further develop this work.
In addition, you will be creating the platform and policies to manage the microloan system provided for the day-care providers as their current system is not fit for purpose. You will be helping to create a simple, user-friendly system with a clear reporting dashboard.
Flights and Accommodation or Stipend provided.
The vacancy has a time commitment of between 1 and 2 months.