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Monday, 7 March 2016

Finance Intern


Posted By on Monday, March 07, 2016

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 134 staff.  Save the Children is currently looking for interested and qualified national to fill the following position:

 Title: Finance Intern
 PURPOSE OF INTERNSHIP:

Save the Children Rwanda’s Finance department is looking for an intern who would like learn from on-job training how finance resources are practically managed

 MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 1.  Documentation of records and understand the importance of a standard filling system for the organization.

 2. Practice the payment process in save the children.

 3. Learn how to use the Glacos system.

 4. Practice the payroll calculation.

 5. Learn the accounting system used by Save the Children International

6. Practice how Reconciliation is done, both bank and Petty cash

7. Practice the payment review for accuracy, complete supporting documentation and proper coding

8. Practice the writing of cheques/transfer

9. Practice how to assign “paid stamp” to payments

10. Practice records keeping

11. Practice following up with the bank to get update bank statements

 Performance Indicators:

    The incumbent will be able to arrange and do a standardized filing
    The incumbent will be able to interpret the payment process
    The incumbent will be able to fill in the Glacos for various transactions
    The incumbent will have clear understanding of the accounting system
    The incumbent will be able to do cash/bank reconciliation independently
    The incumbent will be able to review vouchers for accuracy and proper coding
    The incumbent will be able to write cheques/transfers correctly
    The incumbent will be able to assign paid stamp to all payment back up sheets
    The incumbent will be able to file vouchers independently

 Responsibility for resources:

    Ensure that financial information is kept with confidentiality and should not be exposed to external people.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

    Bachelor degree in accountancy/finance/management or Equivalent.
    1 year work experience, preferably in an NGO set up
    Highly developed relationship building and interpersonal skills

    Highly developed verbal and communication skills
    Strong analytical and financial modeling skills
    Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people, stakeholders and customers
    Strong time management and organizational skills
    Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
    High levels of attention to detail and quality
    Computer literacy (including advanced excel skills)

REQUIRED SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

 Accountability:

    Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:
     Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
     Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
     Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

    Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
    Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
    Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

     Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
     Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Interested candidates in the internship should send an application letter plus an updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to:  HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org before 15th March, 2016.

Please mention “Finance Intern" as subject of your mail.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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