The Africa Yoga Project (AYP) is a nonprofit, community-based organization that educates, empowers, elevates, and employs youth from Africa using the transformational practice of yoga. Our vision is to create opportunities for youth to step into their greatness, become self-sustaining, and grow as leaders in their communities.

AYP participants receive a wide range of benefits from the practice, including personal empowerment, emotional healing, and increased physical health and vitality. Yoga also introduced an unprecedented forum for community support through open dialogue and the opportunity to envision and create new possibilities for the future. AYP is a response to a strong desire for a community based on the principles of possibility, personal responsibility, service, and community action. Our core values are

  • Being for each other
  • Speaking straight
  • Honoring commitment
  • Generous listening and
  • Acknowledgement and appreciation


AYP is now looking for dynamic new team members to support the continued growth and success of the organization.

Assistant Financial Manager


The Assistant Financial Manager will:


  • Support the Finance and Administration Manager by entering data into financial management systems from source documents.
  • Match invoices to statements and purchase orders to invoices.
    • While ensuring the swift payment of invoices.
  • Assist in the production of financial statements and applications, preparation of spreadsheets, reports and correspondence as required.
  • Plan, organize, and manage their workload to ensure contributions to the AYP’s monthly financial reporting process in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Resolve finance related queries, with the guidance of the Finance and Administration Manager.
  • Assist the Finance and Administration Manager with billing, forwarding mail, or filing invoices, and organizing any other documents.
  • Provide financial management support to the AYP team.
  • Any other duties that may be deemed appropriate to this role.


Qualifications and Experience for the Assistant Financial Manager


A strong applicant will have:


  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in finance or a business-related field, while a Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • At least a CPA 2/3.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a relevant field.
  • Computer Proficiency: MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook) and accounting software (QuickBooks).
  • Proven integrity and strong communication, problem solving, time management, and leadership skills.
  • The ability to be very precise and detail oriented.
  • The ability to conduct research and demonstrate good analytical skills.
  • The ability to work amicably with the youth who constitute to 98% of the organization.
  • A passion for the goals and core values of AYP.


How to Apply:

   • Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (resume), to and by             midnight Wednesday September 24th 2014.
   • The cover letter should address candidate qualifications for each bullet from the “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities”             section of this description.
   • The cover letter should also explain how a candidate meets each of the
    “Required Qualifications.”


Written by Jody Edgar — September 03, 2014



Good day,

Is this position still available? I am very interested in this position. I am a yoga enthusiast and I am currently a financial assistant.

September 30 2014 at 04:09 AM


It’s exam time at our high school again. The sttndeus want to know what their grades are and what percentage is necessary on the exam to pass the class. We are a school that has block scheduling, so sttndeus have four new classes each semester. At the end of the school year, three out of nine failing classes would result in repeating the grade. I have always been of the mindset that making sttndeus aware of their averages on a regular basis is the most responsible course of action for a high school teacher. Students then can determine how much time they should allot to studying for a particular class at exam time. Due to absence and missing grades or failing grades, some sttndeus will not pass the class or qualify for summer school even if they score 100% on the exam. Should they be told to do their best on the exam anyway? Is it appropriate to tell the student to focus study time on their other classes or allocate equal time for all four classes and risk failing more than one class? Is this age level too immature to get the truth up front or should we wait a week when they receive their report card to be faced with the hard facts?

December 19 2015 at 03:12 AM

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