Portland, OR - International Finance Fiscal Year End Intern

Finance and Compliance Portland, Oregon


Description

INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Portland, OR

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:  June – September 2019 (Flexible as long as 3 months minimum)

Availability: M-F 9am-5pm (Flexible) 24- 32 hours per week

INTERN SUPERVISOR: Accounting Supervisor

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE INTERNSHIP: $500/month stipend

 

Mercy Corps responsibilities

For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:

  • Training and supervisory support
  • Workstation with computer, internet, and phone access
  • Access to Mercy Corps online tools
  • All other tools, materials and communication requirements for this project to be undertaken
  • Training on accounting software and year-end financial reporting requirements

  

Intern responsibilities

Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:

  • Travel to and from Mercy Corps HQ
  • Accommodation, travel and living expenses
  • All other costs associated with this internship

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

 

The International Finance (IF) Department plays a key role in supporting financial operations in Mercy Corps’ (MC) country programs throughout the world by working collaboratively with country finance staff and providing guidance in grant management, budgeting, accounting and other financial functions in accordance with Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures as well as donor regulations.

 

The Fiscal Year End International Finance Intern will support the International Finance Team to collect, review and organize the materials required for the annual financial and governmental audit.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

The intern will receive a valuable learning experience, which will expose them to accounting and financial issues of a large international non-profit organization, working in more than 40 countries. Specific learning objectives include:

  • Basic monthly and fiscal year-end reporting requirements to support financial statement and government compliance audits.
  • Preparation of specific financial statement schedules.
  • Exposure to nonprofit accounting software and grant reporting requirements.

 

DELIVERABLES:

  • Google sheet summarizing field quarterly report completeness
  • Google sheet summarizing field submission of fiscal year end reporting requirements
  • Submission material reviewed for completeness
  • Field Submission material appropriately labeled and filed
  • Updated field account bank signers
  • Field Lease Schedule
  • Review of country inventory list to HQ fixed asset list

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Accounting degree, or related field, in progress or completed (within 1 year)
  • Ability to work with individuals with diverse background
  • Attention to detail – able to manage multiple moving parts
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong organizational skills

 

Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

 

Mercy Corps interns and team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

 

Diversity is powerful. To achieve transformational change, we seek out team members with different origins, beliefs, backgrounds and ways of thinking. Diversity helps us unlock complexity.