Country Finance Intern

at SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 13, 2022
Category Accounting
Job Type Internship
Currency UGX


Country Finance Intern
Company Description

SNV is an international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our expertise in agriculture, energy, and WASH to local contexts. SNV has annual revenues of over €120 million, and 1300 staff working in 25 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission.
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Job Purpose:
The Country Finance Intern is responsible for efficient and careful handling of cash, undertaking approved payments by both cash and cheques and maintaining the cash book up to date and reconciled. In addition, the position takes initiatives to ensure that SNV funds are used in the best possible way.

Key Position Roles and Responsibilities
• Timely and accurate preparation of cash and cheque payments including telegraphic transfers (TTs), Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) and Real Time Gross Settlements (RTGS) based on the approved payment requisition.
• Careful and efficient handling of petty cash and cash instruments at the Office

• Maintain, keep, and reconcile on daily basis the cash books an efficient and effective operations of the different bank accounts to ensure that they are not overdrawn at any one time.
• Review all expenditures request documents and receipts for accuracy, completeness, and correctness of codes before preparing payment vouchers and issuing out cash and or cheques and receipts.
• Receive working and other advances refunds from to staff and other third parties and timely issuing cash receipts to the payer.
• File documents/transaction vouchers properly and in a chronological order and support documentation for ease of storage and retrieval.

• Retrieve accounting information and transaction documents either from the accounting software system or box files for management and third parties.
• Participate in timely posting of transactions into SAP.
• Support the review process of Financial Reports submitted by the Grantees
• Support with timely Project invoice posting in SAP
• Take stock of activities implemented each month and ensure all related invoices have been received and posted in SAP on a timely basis.

• A minimum of a Degree in Accounts, Finance/Business studies or the equivalent accrued working experience in a related position.
• Internship working experience, preferably with International NGOs with good accounting and finance management skills with knowledge of computer Accounting packages and understanding of basic accounting concepts.
• Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
• Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
• Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
• Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
• Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
• Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting, as necessary.
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and coaching
• Excellent time management and planning capacity.

Additional Information
Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time position with a 1-year contract period, with possibility of extension.

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