Finance Intern

Plan International, Abuja, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th August, 2021

Job Description

Role Purpose

The internship program in Plan International Nigeria provides on-the-job training in Financial management & reporting, program management, research and data gathering skills, communication, people skills, and work ethics.

It enhances the educational experience through practical and guided hands-on exposure and involvement in Plan Nigeria’s projects as well as providing exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of Plan Nigeria’s goals and activities.

Dimensions of the Role

Implementation of financial management processes, protocols and systems.

Key End Results and typical Responsibilities:

Accounting software operations and reporting:

  • Prepare payment, journal and receipt vouchers using the corporate accounting software - SAP.
  • To work for Plan International as a Finance intern with a strong grasp of accounting principles, employing skills in reconciling accounts payable schedules and effectively maintaining of financial records.
  • Support program staff in making payments to participants during activities.
  • Maintain good filing for all vouchers in their respective files to ensure easy retrieval.
  • Ensure that all financial document is scanned and archived on PIN’S cloud.
  • To assist with bookkeeping activities and ensure that every accounting transaction is accurate and there are no discrepancies.
  • Support with preparation of Withholding tax, VAT, Pension and other statutory deduction schedules where relevant.
  • Ensure that all NHF Cards are updated and ready on request.
  • Perform any other duties as specified by your supervisor(s). 

Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice:

  • Basic financial skills
  • Possession of good report writing skills
  • Passion for learning and development.
  • Good computer literacy skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation.
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Accounting or HND in Financial Accounting or relevant professional qualifications equivalent.
  • Completion of National Youth Service with less than 1-year working experience.
  • Proven strong academic track record.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and standards.
  • Language skills; written and spoken proficiency in English.
  • Internet proficiency, as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required.


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