Finance Intern/Volunteer


Finance Intern

Purpose of intern role:

The Finance Intern works closely with the ActionAid Australia Finance and Programs team.

Roles and responsibilities

Reporting to the Management Accountant, this role enables programme finances to be efficiently managed to ensure that donor funds are used properly and in accordance with ActionAid policies and procedures. This will involve working closely with ActionAid Australia’s programme team, providing support to ActionAid’s country programs where projects are being implemented, and to manage monthly financial reconciliation, budgeting, acquittals and reporting processes.

Your tasks will include supporting the Management Accountant with:

  • Project budgets and reports; reviewing them to ensure accuracy and compliance with internal and donor guidelines.
  • Monitor grant and other restricted income and expenditure including interest earned and exchange rate variances and reconcile unspent grants for individual projects.
  • Reconciling restricted balances for grants and non-grants to ensure that only current projects have a balance remaining, which accurately reflects all income received less expenditure incurred.

Selection criteria

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A time commitment of at two days per week, for at least four to six months.
  • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm, initiative, resourcefulness, flexibility, and cross-cultural understanding.
  • An analytical and inquisitive mindset
  • A demonstrated commitment and passion for women’s rights and adherence to the principles of feminist leadership.
  • Respect for ActionAid’s independence and an ability to work within this ethos.

What we will provide:

  • Ongoing training and skill up opportunities to grow your program and financial management skills, including feminist leadership.
  • The chance to connect with ActionAid supporters and staff in Australia.
  • Connection with an international movement of supporters who believe in women’s rights and social justice.

How to apply

Please email your application to [email protected], attaching your resume and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this role.

Women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities are encouraged to apply.