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CSIR: Finance / Accounting Internships 2024 Apply Online

Are you passionate about finance and accounting and eager to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic, research-driven organization? CSIR offers an exciting opportunity for aspiring finance and accounting professionals to join our team as interns. As an intern at CSIR, you will have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals, contributing to real projects and initiatives that make a difference.

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  • Assist in Financial Analysis: Support the finance team in conducting financial analysis, data gathering, and report generation to aid in decision-making processes.
  • Accounting Support: Assist with day-to-day accounting tasks, including accounts payable/receivable, reconciliations, and journal entries.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Contribute to the budgeting and forecasting processes by collecting and analyzing financial data, preparing reports, and offering insights.
  • Financial Reporting: Assist in the preparation of financial statements and reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements within the finance and accounting functions and provide suggestions for enhancements.
  • Collaboration and Learning: Work closely with cross-functional teams to gain exposure to various aspects of finance, accounting, and project management.
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related fields.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in MS Excel or other financial software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Prior internship experience or coursework in finance/accounting is a plus.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical experience working on real projects and tasks within a renowned scientific and industrial research organization.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Access to mentorship from experienced professionals in the finance and accounting field, providing valuable insights and guidance.
  • Learning Opportunities: Exposure to various aspects of finance, accounting, and research-driven projects, fostering continuous learning and skill development.
  • Networking: Connect with professionals and experts in the scientific research and industrial sectors, expanding your professional network.
  • Career Development: Obtain a deeper understanding of the intersection between finance/accounting and scientific research, enhancing career prospects in both fields.
  • Resume Enhancement: Add a prestigious organization like CSIR to your resume, increasing credibility and marketability in the job market.
  • Potential for Full-Time Employment: Exceptional interns may be considered for full-time employment opportunities within CSIR upon successful completion of the internship.
  • Flexible Work Environment: Depending on the nature of the internship, CSIR may offer flexible work arrangements, including remote work options.
  • Stipend or Compensation: Some internship programs may offer a stipend or compensation to support living expenses during the internship period.
  • Access to Resources: Access to CSIR's resources, libraries, databases, and research facilities, providing a comprehensive learning environment.
  1. Prepare Your Application Materials:
    • Update your resume to highlight relevant coursework, skills, and experiences related to finance, accounting, or economics.
    • Draft a cover letter expressing your interest in the internship, explaining why you're a suitable candidate and how you hope to contribute to CSIR.
  2. Visit the CSIR Careers Page or Official Website:
    • Navigate to the CSIR official website or careers page to find information about available internships or job openings.
  3. Find the Finance/Accounting Internship Posting:
    • Look for the specific Finance/Accounting Internship position or related opportunities within CSIR. Check for any specific requirements or qualifications mentioned in the job description.
  4. Review Application Instructions:
    • Carefully read through the application instructions provided in the job posting to ensure you fulfill all necessary requirements.
    • Note the preferred method of application submission (e.g., online application, email submission, etc.).
  5. Submit Your Application:
    • Prepare an email or use the designated application portal to submit your updated resume and cover letter.
    • Ensure that your application documents are error-free and tailored to showcase your skills and enthusiasm for the finance/accounting internship at CSIR.
  6. Include Relevant Information:
    • In your cover letter, emphasize your academic background, any relevant coursework, previous experience (if applicable), and why you're excited about the opportunity to intern at CSIR.
  7. Follow-Up:
    • Consider following up on your application after a reasonable period if you haven't received a response. This demonstrates your interest and eagerness for the position.
  8. Prepare for Interviews (If Shortlisted):
    • Be prepared for potential interviews. Research CSIR, understand its mission, and be ready to discuss how your skills align with the organization's goals.
  9. Stay Updated:
    • Check your email and any provided contact information regularly for updates on your application status.
  10. Best of Luck!
  • Submit your application with confidence and enthusiasm. Best wishes for your application to the CSIR Finance/Accounting Internship!
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 6, 2024
Valid through
December 27, 2025
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