Internship in Finance and Accounting at Search for Common Ground in the US 2020

Deadline : 15 Apr 2020

Nonprofit organization: Search for Common Ground

Specialities: Business and marketing

Study level: Undergraduate

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Internship in Finance and Accounting at Search for Common Ground in the US 2020

Search for Common Ground offers an exceptional internship in Finance – Accounting and Internal Controls in Washington, USA for 2020. As an Internal Controls intern, you will provide accounting, internal audit and administrative support to the team’s activities. The intern will have an opportunity to learn how accounting, internal controls and policies are implemented within a diverse international NGO.  You will report directly to the Director of Internal Controls. The organization asks every intern to develop a set of strategic learning objectives at the beginning of their internship with their supervisor, outlining their key learning and professional development needs.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  1. Assist in the compiling and review of supporting documentation for various audits.
  2. Assist with updating policy documents, including financial forms.
  3. Research of Donor Regulations, prepare recommendations regarding SFCG’s current policies.
  4. Track Legal and Regulatory Compliance Issues for International NGOs.
  5. Filing and Organizing.
  6. Assist in the reconciling of Corporate Credit Card.
  7. Assist with preparation of Standard Operating Procedures for Finance Department.
  8. Assist with updating or creating PowerPoint presentations that explain policies.
  9. Assist with gathering and organizing administrative information, such as procurement limits, property inventories, information about bank accounts.
  10. Basic accounting issues and reconciliations.
  11. Other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Finance Managers.
  12. As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Qualifications:

Required:

  1. Current student or graduate majoring in Accounting.
  2. Prior completion of at least one course on Auditing.
  3. A desire to work in the nonprofit accounting field.
  4. Strong, hard-working work ethic.
  5. Excellent analytical skills with proficiency in Excel and other software.
  6. Self-starting, enthusiastic and flexible approach to the organization.
  7. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  8. Excellent attention to detail.
  9. Highly developed research and problem-solving ability.

Highly Desirable:

  1. Comprehension of French-language financial documents.
  2. Ability to read Arabic financial documents a plus.
  3. Previous experience working with Sage Intacct.
  4. Ability to work well individually as well as a member of a team.
  5. Strong people and presentation skills.
  6. Preference will be made to those applicants available to start immediately.

About Search for Common Ground:

Search for Common Ground (or SFCG) is an international non-profit organization operating in 36 countries whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Brussels, Belgium, with the majority of its 600 employees based in field offices around the world including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.

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