Finance Support Intern - Abuja
Sub Saharan Africa
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Vacancy Description
Allowance: Naira 50,000 per month / Post Duration: 6 months / Eligibility: Right to live and work in Nigeria / Location: Abuja / Deadline for application: 8 November 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

Finance Support Internship Scheme


The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We work in over 20 Sub-Saharan African countries, where we deliver work in partnership with governments, educational institutions, civil society, the private sector and donors.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Accountant, the intern(s) duties will include:

Scanning of invoices after due diligence has been performed by the Accountant
Proper filing of finance related documents such as scanned invoices and tax documents
Assist the Accountant in monthly tax remittance and filing
Assist the Accountant in carrying out pre-banking activities
Any other task as reasonably requested by the Accountant or  Senior member of the Finance team

Learning and development opportunities for the intern
General understanding of the work and mission of the British Council and how it contributes to the development of the Education system in Nigeria
Insight and hands-on experience in day-to-day Accounting systems and procedures
Becoming familiar with working in an International Organization and in a multicultural environment

Profile of Intern:

Essential: The ideal candidate should:

Be a recent graduate (graduated within the last 2 years) with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask
Have strong written and oral communication skills in English;
Be computer literate with a high degree of proficiency in the use of MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
Have an interest in Financial Accounting

Experience in an Accounting role.

Management and Support for the role:

The intern will report to Accountant based in Abuja. S/he will be expected to work closely with other members of the Finance team and key internal stakeholders.


6 months


The intern will be paid equivalent N50,000 per month.

 Important Note:

This is a short-term intern position; intern roles are not a prelude to longer term employment with the organisation. If opportunities for further paid employment arise, these will be advertised and interns who apply will be considered against the same criteria as other applicants.