Finance Associate - Internship
Who We Are
When you join Bridge International Academies, you become part of an exciting, innovative, fast-scaling global start-up. More than that, you become part of a movement to reform global education in ways that dramatically improve the lives of millions of children from the world’s poorest communities.
Bridge International Academies was founded to address the education crisis in the developing world. Bridge aims to provide vastly improved education in Africa and South Asia to the hundreds of millions of students who do not receive an adequate education and the 200 million children who are not enrolled in school. Bridge does this by providing technology-enabled, national-syllabus aligned primary and nursery school content that empowers communities to provide their children a high-quality education. Bridge directly operates ~500 schools across Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria, and India and acts as a government school operator for public primary and nursery schools in Liberia. Bridge works with parents, teachers and communities to provide the technology, training and resources to provide under-served communities with the support they need to deliver an education to their children that engages both their hearts and minds, and ensures that they will complete primary school literate, numerate, and prepared for the challenges ahead.
The Bridge team is great people, made greater together, working towards the greatest goals. From our teachers and Academy Managers to the software developers in charge of building our tech platform, Bridge aims to recruit, hire, and retain the most talented people who share our vision, philosophy, and mission of democratizing education making a lasting difference in the lives of children, families, and communities by providing access to high-quality education and the opportunities the need to succeed.
We have a wide range of supporters including the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation and Bill Gates Investments meaning Bridge benefits from decades of expertise and knowledge gained from some of the world’s largest and most innovative organizations. Our investors take a hands-on approach with our development and assist us in achieving our highly ambitious goals.
What You Will Do
A talented Finance Associate is required to work in our Andhra Pradesh office, India to support Bridge’s Finance department with a range of tasks which will include;
- Reviewing the existing processes and procedures of disbursing cash and accounting of expenses
- Identifying opportunities for improvement
- Supporting the implementation of the improved process
This is an exciting role working for a tech enabled, fast-growing organisation - we employ 6000+ employees, with additional expansion and growth planned during 2017.
What You Should Have
The ideal candidate will already have at least 2 years relevant work experience and currently be studying for a MBA. You will have studied a business or finance related degree, understand basic finance processes, corporate finance or accounting and be looking to embark a career in finance or accounting. Excel experience is essential and modelling experience is highly desirable. Applicants should only apply if they are able to start immediately.
Please note this is an internship position lasting 3 months starting mid-June/July 2017 and all candidates should have the right to work in India.