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[Job Vacancy] Finance Intern at the British Council

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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Finance Intern

Location: LagosContract Type: Locally EngagedDuration: 6 months (January 2023 – June 2023)

Role Purpose

The Finance team is looking to engage interns to support the financial control team in carrying out basic tasks that will support them in gaining field experience and learn essential industry skills.
The intern will have the opportunity to put to practice their accounting knowledge and skills in a professional setting as they gain more experience to further their career in the field.

Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the overall guidance of the Senior Financial Accountant (SFA), the duties will include but not limited to:

Finance administrative support
Support AP and AR accountant
Support in filling monthly tax returns with relevant tax authorities
Prepare financial documents and journal entries for accuracy
All other tasks as may be assigned by the SFA

Learning and Development Opportunities:

The intern will have an opportunity to gain hands-on accounting experience and learn about the various aspects of the accounting function in a multinational organisation
Develop a whole new set of cross-disciplinary skills for your future career.
Becoming familiar with working in an International Organization and in a multicultural environment
Introduction and experience working with SAP

Management and Support for the Role:

The intern will report to the Senior Financial Accountant based in Lagos.
S/he will be expected to work closely with other members of the Finance team.

ProfileEssential: The ideal candidate should:

Bachelor’s Degree
Basic knowledge of MsWord and MsExcel
A willingness to learn
Analytical skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication
The ability to be discreet when handling sensitive financial information


Experience in development of statistics, charts in Excel

Other Requirements:

All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in country of application. 
The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.

Remuneration and Benefits

The intern will be paid equivalent N130,000 salary per month
Health Insurance (HMO) will be provided for interns who are on 6 months or more  
Group Life Insurance will be provided for all interns during throughout the duration of their internship.


How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 31st December, 2022. (23:59 South Africa Time)


This is a short-term intern position; intern roles are not a prelude to longer term employment with the organisation. If opportunities for further paid employment arise, these will be advertised and interns who apply will be considered against the same criteria as other applicants.
Necessary adjustments will be made for staff with disability where necessary