Internship: Finance – Accounting and Internal Controls

Search For Common Ground


As an Internal Controls intern, you will provide accounting, internal audit and administrative support to the team’s activities. The intern will have an opportunity to learn how accounting, internal controls and policies are implemented within a diverse international NGO. You will report directly to the Director of Internal Controls.

If you are a student and would like to earn course credit from your internship, we are willing to work with you to develop a rigorous workload that is relevant to your field of study and professional interests.

We want our interns to make the most of this experience. To this end, we ask every intern to develop a set of strategic learning objectives at the beginning of their internship with their supervisor, outlining their key learning and professional development needs. Search for Common Ground’s staff will work with you to ensure assignments are relevant to these learning objectives, and that you continue to grow throughout your internship. Preference will be made to those applicants available to start immediately.

Key Responsibilities
Assist in the compiling and review of supporting documentation for various audits
Assist with updating policy documents, including financial forms
Research of Donor Regulations, prepare recommendations regarding SFCG’s current policies
Track Legal and Regulatory Compliance Issues for International NGOs

Filing and Organizing

Assist in the reconciling of Corporate Credit Card
Assist with preparation of Standard Operating Procedures for Finance Department
Assist with updating or creating powerpoint presentations that explain policies
Assist with gathering and organizing administrative information, such as procurement limits, property inventories, information about bank accounts
Basic accounting issues and reconciliations
Other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Finance Mana

Candidate must have the following qualifications


Current student or graduate majoring in Accounting
Prior completion of at least one course on Auditing
A desire to work in the nonprofit accounting field
Strong, hard-working work ethic
Excellent analytical skills with proficiency in Excel and other software
Self-starting, enthusiastic and flexible approach to the organization
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent attention to detail
Highly developed research and problem-solving ability

Highly Desirable

Comprehension of French-language financial documents
Ability to read Arabic financial documents a plus
Previous experience working with Sage Intacct
Ability to work well individually as well as a member of a team
Strong people and presentation skills
Salary: This is an unpaid internship

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Type: Internship