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Location: Kampala / Duration:12 months / Eligibility: Existing rights to live & work in Uganda / Closing date and time: 16 January 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

British Council - Finance Internship Programme Phase 2


Programme Overview


Would you like to be part of an all-star cast 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 get exciting insights into the financial function of a global drive decision making and strategy across our operations. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence, being trusted business partners and driving continuous improvement and innovation.

You will work within the Financial Control function and your role with us will see you supporting the end-to-end accounting process - including month and year end close, ensuring consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes and being a solid part of our “three lines of defence”. .


What are we looking for?

  • Recent graduate with a degree in a finance-related field
  • Interest in finance
  • Self-motivated, proactive and a good team player
  • Drive to succeed, with the ability to think both creatively and strategically
  • Questioning, analytical mind
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • 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

NB: Candidates with disability or marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply

What is the duration of the internship?   

  • 12 months in Uganda

What is the stipend for the internship?

Stipend: Approximately £166.67 per month (£2,000 per annum) to cover stipend, meals and transport allowance (paid in local currency using prevailing British Council book keeping rate). 


What will you do?

  • Review and scan invoices for payment post due diligence by Accountants/Senior Accountants
  • Provide support as required with manual journals, accounting adjustments and off-system payments requests ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant policies.
  • Support the income recognition process by extracting relevant reports and working with Customer service and exams dept.
  • Support reconciliation of all relevant accounts and ensure that this is completed to corporate standards.
  • Maintain and file financial records as per corporate policy

What Learning & Development opportunities are there for you?


You will get deeper understanding of the British Council and the work that will do impacting lives across the globe. You will become familiar with working in an International Organization and in a multicultural environment.


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.


What teams will I work with? Key interfaces include: 

  • Financial control team
  • Country operations teams
  • Shared Service Centre

What locations is the Finance Internship Programme available?

  • Uganda

By applying for the internship you confirm that you have the right to live and work in the country of your application & the location is listed above.

For more information about this opportunity, please see the attached role profile below and thoroughly read all documents provided: 

Finance Internship Programme_Role Profile_Uganda.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf 

Closing date for applications is 16 January 2020 (23:59 UK time)

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success.


About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organization. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.