Finance Intern (No Experience Paid Internship Job Opportunities) – British Council

British Council
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The British Council
is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and
cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the
UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. British Council
Uganda is based in Kampala and offers a full range of programmes including
examinations, project management on behalf of other donors, and its own grant
funded projects. British Council has operated in Uganda since 1952 and its aim
is to build cultural and educational relations between Uganda and the
About the British Council – Finance Internship Programme:
Would you like to be
part of a forward moving team charged with embedding financial control, risk
assurance and integrity of the financial function across the great work we do
at the British Council? Through a hands-on learning programme, we offer you the
opportunity to obtain practical insights into the financial function of a
global organisation that creates people impact across 110 countries. The
Finance function offers a unique and independent outlook used in driving
decision making and strategy across our operations. We pride ourselves on
delivering excellence, being trusted business partners and driving continuous
improvement and innovation.
Job Summary:  The Finance Intern at British Council will
work within the Financial Control function and will be supporting the
end-to-end accounting process – including month and year end close, ensuring
consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes and being a part
of our “three lines of defense”. What are the three lines of defense? The three
lines of defense are Commercial Finance, Risk & Compliance and Financial
Planning & Analysis. During this programme, you may be required to support
the finance change programme, process improvement initiatives and engage with
stakeholders. This will give you a broader understanding of our work and how it
supports the delivery of our corporate vision and strategy. The experience and
exposure gained at the British Council will give you a solid foundation for
your career in Finance.
What Learning & Development opportunities are there
for you?
You will get a holistic
understanding of the British Council and the work that we do impacting lives
across the globe. Your experience will expose you to the intricacies and
learning opportunities of working in an international and multi-cultural
environment. Throughout your internship, you will gain insight and hands-on
experience of day-to-day accounting systems and procedures. You will build your
specialist knowledge and experience of finance based on our business
needs.  This opportunity will help
improve your technical skills. You will gain invaluable experience in our
commercial business, risk management and learn how we interpret numbers,
trends, and strategies into financial plans, forecasts and business decisions.
Your line manager will support and nurture your development and ensure you are
given the chance to learn and practice the skills you will require as a leader
in future roles.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the income recognition process by extracting relevant
    reports and working with customer service and exams departments
  • Offer support as required with manual journals, accounting
    adjustments and off-system payment requests ensuring accuracy and
    compliance with relevant policies
  • Support reconciliation of all relevant accounts and ensure that this
    is completed to corporate standards
  • Support review of open purchase orders to ensure they are cleared on
  • Parking of accounting journals
  • Maintain and file financial records as per corporate policy
  • Complete Travel & Expense audits as per policy
  • Complete monthly cash journal reconciliations
  • Submit relevant documents to local bank as requested
  • Support the preparation of local Tax submissions and other statutory
  • Assist with provision of information to internal / external auditors
  • Review and scan invoices for payment post due diligence by
    Accountants/Senior Accountants

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the British Council Finance Intern job placement
    should be a fresh graduate  (within
    the last 2 years) with a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a finance-related
  • Keen interest in finance
  • Highly self-motivated, proactive and a good team player
  • Drive to succeed, with the ability to think both creatively and
  • Questioning, analytical mind
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: verbal and written
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Packages, especially
    Excel and adaptable to learning ERP software
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and maintain quality of output
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Work experience in a Finance capacity would be beneficial (but not
  • £100 from month 1 to month 6
  • £150 from month 7 to month 12
  • £60 per month meal and transport allowance
Above is paid in
local currency using prevalent British Council book keeping rate.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the British Council
in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on
the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent,
proceed with the online application.
Deadline: 14th November 2018
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