Position title
City of Johannesburg: Finance / Accounting Internship 2023 New Hiring
Description

The City of Johannesburg is offering a Finance / Accounting Internship program designed to provide motivated individuals with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in municipal finance and accounting. This internship offers a dynamic learning environment where you can contribute to the financial stability and prosperity of Johannesburg while advancing your own career.

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Responsibilities
  • Financial Analysis: Assist in financial data collection, analysis, and reporting to support decision-making processes within the finance department.
  • Budgeting: Participate in the preparation and monitoring of budgets, helping to ensure efficient allocation of resources.
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable: Gain practical experience in managing accounts receivable and payable, including invoice processing and reconciliation.
  • Financial Reporting: Assist in the preparation of financial reports and statements, adhering to established accounting principles.
  • Auditing: Collaborate with the internal audit team to ensure compliance with financial regulations and best practices.
  • Data Entry and Record Keeping: Maintain accurate financial records and databases to facilitate efficient financial operations.
  • Financial Compliance: Assist in the review of financial transactions to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Research: Stay updated on industry trends and financial best practices, contributing insights to enhance the finance department's efficiency.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with finance professionals and cross-functional teams to support financial initiatives.
Qualifications
  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other financial software is a plus.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive attitude and willingness to learn.
Job Benefits
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced finance professionals.
  • Exposure to real-world financial operations in a municipal setting.
  • Networking opportunities within the City of Johannesburg and the public sector.
  • Stipend and potential for career advancement for exceptional interns.
  • Valuable experience to enhance your future career prospects.
Contacts
  1. Prepare Your Application Materials:
    • Update your resume to include your educational background, relevant coursework, skills, and any prior work or internship experience.
    • Write a cover letter that highlights your interest in the internship, your qualifications, and why you want to work with the City of Johannesburg.
  2. Visit the City of Johannesburg Career Portal:
    • Go to the City of Johannesburg's official website or career portal, if available. This is typically where you'll find job and internship listings.
  3. Search for the Finance / Accounting Internship Listing:
    • Navigate to the "Careers" or "Job Opportunities" section of the website.
    • Use the search or browse function to find the Finance / Accounting Internship position. It may be listed under "Internships" or a similar category.
  4. Review the Job Posting:
    • Carefully read the job description and any specific application instructions provided in the posting.
  5. Complete the Online Application:
    • Follow the instructions provided to complete the online application form. You may need to create an account or log in to the portal.
  6. Upload Your Documents:
    • Attach your updated resume and cover letter to the online application. Ensure the documents are in a format that the application system accepts (usually PDF or Word).
  7. Provide Contact Information:
    • Fill in your contact details, including your email address and phone number, so the City of Johannesburg can reach out to you if needed.
  8. Submit Your Application:
    • Review your application to ensure all information is accurate and all documents are attached. Once you're satisfied, click the "Submit" or "Apply" button to send your application.
  9. Confirmation Email:
    • After submitting your application, you may receive a confirmation email acknowledging that your application has been received.
  10. Wait for Feedback:
    • The City of Johannesburg's HR department or hiring team will review applications and contact candidates if they are selected for an interview or further assessment.
  11. Follow Up:
    • If you haven't received a response within a reasonable time frame, you may consider reaching out to the HR department to inquire about the status of your application.
Employment Type
Intern
Duration of employment
3 Months
Industry
Government Administration
Job Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000, South Africa
Working Hours
09
Date posted
July 8, 2024
Valid through
October 19, 2025
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