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6 Feb 2019

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING INTERN

Job Description

Job Title: Finance and Accounting Intern
Department:   Finance
Job Location:   Lusaka
Reports to: National Accountant

Works closely with: National Accountant
Start: Immediately

Duration: 6 months

Responsible for:  Support to Finance Department

JOB PURPOSE:

HfHZ is seeking an intern for a designated period of 6 months. The intern will work closely with the National Accountant and Finance Manager to assist with day-to-day business operations through the responsibilities listed below. The appropriate candidate will be responsible, problem solver who is innovative and eager to learn. This will be paid internship.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Key areas of responsibility

Financial Management and reporting

  • Maintain all accounting files in an orderly and systematic manner

Follow up on incomplete files

  • Support in proper recording of accounting information for transactional processing
  • Complete special projects as directed by the Finance Manager
  • Support input of financial transactions in Sun Systems
  • Work with staff to track costs for projects and trips
  • Support reconciliation of all accounts in the general ledger on a monthly basis
  • Support the reporting process to ensure reports are produced in a timely manner
  • Work with National Accountant to update records of homeowners in the Loan Tracking System
  • Generate quarterly and monthly loan reports

What will the Intern learn

  • How to work with individuals to develop documents which provide guidance and direction.
    How to communicate with the community about our organization.
  • How to develop a list of contacts and organizations.
  • How to connect and communicate with business partners
  • How a non-profit organisation works.
  • How Habitat for Humanity serves the community.
  • How budgets are used as a planning tool and guideline

Other related duties as assigned by Supervisors

Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

  • Full Accounting qualification
  • Experience in administrative duties and data entry.
  • Computer literate (MS Office and MS Outlook).
  • Good communication skills.
  • Independent workers and team player.
  • Able to work under fast pace environment and perform OT when required.
  • Willing to learn attitude.
  • Work experience in an NGO environment will be an added advantage

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Displays professionalism, integrity and high ethical standards
  • Attention to details preciseness and accuracy
  • Team Player
  • Results oriented
  • Attention to deadlines
  • Builds trust and respect by displaying credible behaviours
  • Innovative
  • A Clean driving Licence

KEY RELATIONSHIPS (excluding own line manager and staff)

Internal

  • Members of staff

External

  • Vendors
  • House Beneficiaries

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How to Apply

Send an application letter, updated CV, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, NRC, addressing your application to the National Director. Email your applications to [email protected] or [email protected] Closing Date: The closing date for applications is Monday, 11th February, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. “HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ZAMBIA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”.

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