Finance & IT Intern needed at WaterAid

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WaterAid’s job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Finance & IT Intern jobs in Abuja

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : July 01, 2022

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Reports to: Head of Finance and IT
Direct Reports: None
Travels: Potential travel to field to be determined based on needs.
Duration: 1 year

Team Description 

  • The Finance & IT department provides leadership and support for financial management and IT across WaterAid Nigeria.

Job Purpose

  • The idea of this role of the Finance Intern is intended to be a learning and development opportunity for young professionals to gain exposure and build skills through work in an international development  organization and potentially, build a crop of professionals with experience relevant to the international development or other professional sectors.
  • A key responsibility of the intern will be to provide support to the Finance and IT department and the CP  at large, in a number of capacities and activities. These will include:

Cash Management:

  • Ensure accuracy, security and documentation of petty cash and cash receipts. Be the custodian of office petty cash.
  • Ensure that petty cash is maintained at agreed minimum levels through collection of cash from bank when required. 
  • Support in postings of transactions into SUN, Vision and other systems/ templates.
  • Support in monthly reconciliations, remittances and payments.

Filing and documentation:

  • Support in management and keeping of accounting records, files and other documentation. 
  • Stamp ñpaidî on all paid payment vouchers and supporting documents 
  • Support the process to ensure accurate and adequate documentation and recording of WaterAid 
  • Nigeria income and expenditures.

Support in internal controls:

  • Send monthly update to staff on status of staff advances 
  • Reconcile and explain all outstanding balance on staff debtor and creditor account.

Support in partner financial management:

  • Support in processing of partner funds transfer
  • Other roles as may be assigned.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience:

  • B.Sc or HND in Accounting or Business Administration or any Social Sciences
  • Completion of National Youth Service Scheme


  • Student membership of a professional accounting body ( ICAN, ACCA etc)
  • Excellent computer skills particularly Microsoft Excel.

Skills / Abilities / Personal Qualities:

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships – Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Attention to details-Ability to follow precise procedures and complete routine tasks/activities without errors
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Ability to use information and determine best fit option relative to costs and benefits of potential actions to determine most appropriate one option 
  • Initiative – willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Written and Oral Expression – Excellent ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and speaking so others will easily understand.
  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others; Keen sense and appreciation of priorities and deadlines
  • Flexibility-Ability to adapt to difficult situations (e.g. unforeseen change in context).


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