Bookkeeping in Beautiful Mongolia

Mongolia needs a bookkeeper who will serve two teams.

Posted on December 29, 2017

Mongolia

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The position will be based in Ulaanbaatar (UB), where more than half of the country’s population lives. Regularly reaching temperatures of -30 degrees F or more in the winter, Mongolia is a challenging environment in which to live and work. This challenging job involves overseeing diverse projects that have impact throughout Mongolia.

The bookkeeper will be a member of the UB team and work closely with both team leaders in supporting the individual team’s missions and goals. The individual must be detail-oriented and self-motivated as well as able to recognize and engage broader opportunities for ministry.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ bookkeeping experience
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course or equivalent
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60
  • Ability to communicate clearly through written and verbal reports
  • Flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Healthy living
  • Biblical alignment
  • A passion for Jesus Christ
  • A humble, servant’s spirit

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accounting certification or bachelor’s degree in bookkeeping/accounting
  • Peacemaking training in conflict resolution

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and make accounts to the National Office
  • Oversee petty cash and reports for both teams
  • Use QuickBooks and other pertinent programs to facilitate bookkeeping
  • Work with local staff to assist in government reporting.

Timeline for deployment:

Late summer 2019. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

CIA World Factbook–Mongolia

Work and Living Environment:

The team member will live and work in Ulaanbaatar, the capital, where it can be challenging to navigate traffic and congested settings. Additionally, pollution during the winter and icy conditions can be dangerous. Transportation is usually by bus, taxi, or foot. An apartment will be provided. Groceries are readily accessible, and foreign goods are intermittently available.

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project–Mongolia

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers receive two years of intensive language and cultural study. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others. Understanding Mongolian is not essential for bookkeeping but is helpful, especially in navigating daily chores and interpreting receipts. Language learning is available through a formal school setting, and schedules are flexible depending on availability vague.

Health Considerations:

Living in Mongolia requires physical strength and stamina, and medical facilities are limited. Individuals with concerns about asthma, serious pre-existing medical conditions, or seasonal difficulties should prayerfully consider before applying.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the husband’s and wife’s gifts, training, and abilities, as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Ulaanbaatar provides several opportunities for children’s education from local Mongolian schools to international schools and homeschooling options. There are also boarding schools outside of Mongolia.

Compensation:

This position is designated to be funded through the Great Commission Fund (GCF). We offer compensation for this position, covering costs related to a monthly living allowance, housing, travel, children’s education, and full benefits. Please visit our compensation page for details on how U.S. Alliance international workers are supported. GCF-funded workers share responsibility for raising GCF dollars through Alliance churches and other sources.

Whole-Life Health:

The C&MA is an evangelical denomination committed to planting churches both in the United States and internationally. Due to the nature of this ministry opportunity, part of the required qualifications include optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed as you move forward in the application process.

Important Clarification:

Applicants should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process has begun or is completed.

Questions?

Please contact Amy Roedding at roeddinga@cmalliance.org.

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