Accounting Intern (WCS)


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Position: Accounting Intern
Reports to: Country Finance Manager
Supervisee: Location: N/A Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Country Program: WCS Viet Nam Program
Team/Division: Finance & Accounting
Position Type:   Full timeduring 4-6 months
Internal liaison: WCS Viet Nam’s Managers, Procurement and Logistics Officers, Finance Officers, Human Resources Officer, Program Officers
Expected travel: Approximately 10% or as required within the country if/when required
Organization Background

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities.

WCS Viet Nam Program Overview

WCS has been working in Viet Nam since 2006, focusing on strengthening the commitment, capacity and actions of the government of Vietnam to combat wildlife trafficking. Through support and cooperation to executive and judiciary sectors, including Ministry of Public Security, Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuracy, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the National Assembly, it has provided and shared intelligence on criminal wildlife networks which help generate well-informed decisions in enforcement operations. WCS Viet Nam have generated a wide range of reliable data on a number of related issues on illegal wildlife trade, trained and briefed about 4,000 law enforcement officers, policy makers, journalist, researcher and managers at nation-wide  in investigation and enforcement techniques, legal barriers and distributed a number of technical handbooks and guides. It has assisted central agencies to review and propose necessary changes to national legislation, criminal intelligence analysis systems, inter-agency cooperation. WCS has also facilitated Government to Government dialogue through multilateral and bi-lateral collaboration efforts, between Viet Nam and Asian, African and Latin American countries, to detect and respond to illegal wildlife trade networks. Its wildlife health expertise has been leveraged to address unregulated wildlife trade and mitigation of pandemic threats, through collaborative research, training, and policy development.Recently, WCS Viet Nam has also expanded to species conservation, with a focus on finding and protecting Rafetus Swinhoei in the wild.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Country Finance Manager, the Accounting Intern will work as a member of the Finance and Accounting team to provide support to WCS Vietnam Office on accounting and financial tasks. S/he will mainly be responsible for processing daily payments, updating entries to accounting system and preparing reports as assigned.

Responsibilities
  1. Processes daily payments and upload transactions to accounting system;
  2. Reviews quotation analysis and other procurement documents;
  3. Prepares reconciliation and other ad-hoc reports as requested;
  4. Supports in preparation of data and documents for VAT refund;
  5. Supports in archiving accounting documents (hard and soft copies);
  6. Performs other duties as requested by Country Finance Manager.
Minimum requirements
  • Final-year students or fresh graduatesin a relevant field Accounting, Finance or equivalent;
  • Basic knowledge in bookkeeping;
  • Relevant work experience in accounting positions is preferred. Exposure to international business environment, non-profit sector is an added advantage;
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication skills in English Language;
  • Computer skills mandatory, proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word;
  • Demonstrate skills in database management and record keeping;
  • Ability to handle multitask, prioritize, attention to details and time management efficiently;
  • Concern for wildlife conservation & environmental issues is an asset.

Benefit and allowance

This internship is for those who are serious about pursuing their career path in finance/accounting/non-profit/development field and longing to learn about wildlife conservation. Meal and travel allowance paid is 250,000 VND per working day.

Application Process

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications shouldsend your CV and cover letter to ourrecruitment team at vietnamhr@wcs.org latest by 23:59 of 06 November 2022.

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations.

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