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
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.
“I knew before I came to Africa that I would face the issue of poverty cycles, but I didn’t know there would be poverty cycles in ministries as well. I was so emotional about my friend’s situation that I wanted to do something. In Chinese, we call this feeling ‘turning over the table.' Chinese are usually reserved people so turning over the table means that someone could not hold back the emotion any more,” explains Ivy. “They have to do something to express what they are feeling.”