The Lake Tanganyika field is looking for someone to join the team to oversee the finances for 15+ projects and ministries. Hands-on involvement with ministry activities is expected. This opportunity is right for someone who enjoys seeing that all of the numbers are recorded and reported correctly and also enjoys interacting with the people making the ministries happen.
College degree required, preferably in a finance or accounting field but not necessarily. Good communication skills in English and Microsoft Excel required.
Responsibiltiies include using the OM financial system to track gifts that have come in and ensure that the funds are spent on the correct project or ministry.
The work is based from the ministry base office in a dynamic cross cultural environment.
The Field Accountant will also interact with short term outreach teams.
As soon as possible
"Since my childhood, I have been anxious about missing out. I remember not wanting to sleep whenever I heard the adults chatting in the night. I wanted to be part of it all. Later on, in high school, I said “yes” to every event and outing, which ended up crashing so many times. I couldn’t choose. I wanted to be there to celebrate all the fun moments but also share all the tears in the low moments," says Ivy.
"However, this lifestyle of being afraid of missing out could not continue when I joined missions. I have had to learn how to let go when I miss out on opportunities to create precious memories with family and friends in my home country."
“Dong! Dong! Dong! That is the sound I imagine of how the boy jumping around during kid’s ministry in the photo grew into a big strong man,” says Ivy. “…You never know what is happening in the lives you are touching right now, but God finds people to carry on all parts of His work. No missionary can claim to have done all the work themselves and everyone should rejoice together with the great work of God at the end.”
Realising the need for biblical role models, OM partnered with a local church to send a couple, Kelvin and Florence, to Crocodile Island as missionaries.