Paid Internship Job Opportunities at British Council Uganda

Job Title:   Finance Intern (Paid Internship Job Opportunities)

Organization: British Council

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. British Council Uganda is based in Kampala and offers a full range of programmes including examinations, project management on behalf of other donors, and its own grant funded projects. British Council has operated in Uganda since 1952 and its aim is to build cultural and educational relations between Uganda and the UK.

About the British Council – Finance Internship Programme:

Would you like to be part of a forward moving team charged with embedding financial control, risk assurance and integrity of the financial function across the great work we do at the British Council? Through a hands-on learning programme, we offer you the opportunity to obtain practical insights into the financial function of a global organisation that creates people impact across 110 countries. The Finance function offers a unique and independent outlook used in driving decision making and strategy across our operations. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence, being trusted business partners and driving continuous improvement and innovation.

Job Summary:  The Finance Intern at British Council will work within the Financial Control function and will be supporting the end-to-end accounting process – including month and year end close, ensuring consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes and being a part of our “three lines of defense”. What are the three lines of defense? The three lines of defense are Commercial Finance, Risk & Compliance and Financial Planning & Analysis. During this programme, you may be required to support the finance change programme, process improvement initiatives and engage with stakeholders. This will give you a broader understanding of our work and how it supports the delivery of our corporate vision and strategy. The experience and exposure gained at the British Council will give you a solid foundation for your career in Finance.

What Learning & Development opportunities are there for you? You will get a holistic understanding of the British Council and the work that we do impacting lives across the globe. Your experience will expose you to the intricacies and learning opportunities of working in an international and multi-cultural environment. Throughout your internship, you will gain insight and hands-on experience of day-to-day accounting systems and procedures. You will build your specialist knowledge and experience of finance based on our business needs.  This opportunity will help improve your technical skills. You will gain invaluable experience in our commercial business, risk management and learn how we interpret numbers, trends, and strategies into financial plans, forecasts and business decisions. Your line manager will support and nurture your development and ensure you are given the chance to learn and practice the skills you will require as a leader in future roles.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the income recognition process by extracting relevant reports and working with customer service and exams departments
  • Offer support as required with manual journals, accounting adjustments and off-system payment requests ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant policies
  • Support reconciliation of all relevant accounts and ensure that this is completed to corporate standards
  • Support review of open purchase orders to ensure they are cleared on time
  • Parking of accounting journals
  • Maintain and file financial records as per corporate policy
  • Complete Travel & Expense audits as per policy
  • Complete monthly cash journal reconciliations
  • Submit relevant documents to local bank as requested
  • Support the preparation of local Tax submissions and other statutory returns
  • Assist with provision of information to internal / external auditors
  • Review and scan invoices for payment post due diligence by Accountants/Senior Accountants

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the British Council Finance Intern job placement should be a fresh graduate  (within the last 2 years) with a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a finance-related field
  • Keen interest in finance
  • Highly self-motivated, proactive and a good team player
  • Drive to succeed, with the ability to think both creatively and strategically
  • Questioning, analytical mind
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: verbal and written
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Packages, especially Excel and adaptable to learning ERP software
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and maintain quality of output
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Work experience in a Finance capacity would be beneficial (but not essential)



  • £100 from month 1 to month 6
  • £150 from month 7 to month 12
  • £60 per month meal and transport allowance

Above is paid in local currency using prevalent British Council book keeping rate.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the British Council in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent, proceed with the online application.

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Deadline: 14th November 2018

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