Habitat for Humanity Zambia
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

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

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:

Application deadline
11 Feb 15:00
Email applications to
hfhzjobs@gmail.com or Habitat_HR@habitatzam.org.zm

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