Could you use your professional accounting skills to help start and run a tourism business on the Islands? This business will ensure continued access in the country for workers to live and speak for Jesus among the unreached people living there.
Christianity on ‘the Islands’ is often viewed with hostility, and is in some cases outlawed by the Islamic rulers. AIM began work there in 1975 and from then until now, evangelism has been difficult. As such it is carried out today alonogside other occupations, with opportunities to serve ranging from English teaching to nursing and business. A team of professionals and their families are seeking to live and work with integrity in the Islands’ tourism sector, living incarnationally in the community, modelling and proclaiming Christ and blessing the nation by developing tourism with integrity, to see Christ-centred churches planted.
Vision & Strategy
The development of a tourism business on the island will help to ensure access in the country. It is an opportunity to model the body of Christ with a multi-cultural team, and to use the strong business identity to do bold evangelism, with the ultimate aim of realising reproducing indigenous churches in the Islands.
Ministry & Type of Work
Help to start and run a tourism business in order to bless the nation, model Christ-like character, and create strong identity from which to speak truth into the lives of Islanders.
- Maintain accounting for the tourism business, including accounts payable and receivable,
- Payroll for local employees
- Local taxes
- Some training of employees and those of other local tourism businesses in basic accounting procedures
- Commitment to personal outreach and evangelism within and without the platform of work
We are looking for someone to join the team for 2+ years.
Qualifications & Experience
- 2 year degree in accounting essential
- 2 years as an accountant for a business or NGO desirable
- CPA or equivalent professional certification desirable
- You don’t need to be able to speak the languages before you apply, but you must be ready and willing to undertake a significant amount of language learning including French before you arrive, and local language once on the field.