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SGS: Finance / Business Admin Internship 2023 / 2024 Apply Now

SGS South Africa is seeking a highly motivated and talented Finance / Business Admin Intern to join our dynamic team. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the world of finance and business administration within a globally renowned company.

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  • Financial Data Analysis: Assist in collecting and analyzing financial data to support decision-making processes within the company.
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable: Help with tasks related to accounts payable and accounts receivable, such as invoice processing and reconciliation.
  • Business Reporting: Contribute to the preparation of financial reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Financial Management Support: Support the finance team in various financial management tasks, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost analysis.
  • Documentation and Record Keeping: Ensure the accurate and organized maintenance of financial records and documentation.
  • Administrative Support: Provide general administrative support to the finance and business administration departments.
  • Research and Compliance: Assist in research and compliance-related activities, helping the company stay up-to-date with industry regulations.
  • Ad Hoc Projects: Participate in ad hoc projects and assignments as required by the finance and business administration teams.
  • Currently pursuing a degree in finance, business administration, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently.
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to a fast-paced corporate environment.
Job Benefits
  • Valuable hands-on experience in finance and business administration.
  • Exposure to a diverse range of tasks and responsibilities.
  • Opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals in the field.
  • Networking opportunities within the SGS global network.
  • Potential for future career growth and development within the company.
  1. Prepare Your Application Materials:
    • Update your resume to reflect your relevant education, skills, and experiences.
    • Write a cover letter expressing your interest in the internship and explaining why you believe you would be a valuable addition to the SGS team.
  2. Review the Job Description:
    • Familiarize yourself with the job description provided by SGS to understand the specific responsibilities and qualifications required for the position.
  3. Compose an Email:
    • Open a new email in your preferred email client.
  4. Subject Line:
    • Use a clear and concise subject line, such as "Finance / Business Admin Internship Application - [Your Name]".
  5. Recipient:
    • Address the email to the specified recipient or email address provided in the job posting. If no specific contact is mentioned, use a general email address like careers@sgs.co.za or the one provided in the job description.
  6. Introduce Yourself:
    • Begin the email with a professional greeting, such as "Dear Hiring Manager" or "To Whom It May Concern".
  7. Express Your Interest:
    • In the opening paragraph, state your interest in the Finance / Business Admin Internship position at SGS South Africa.
  8. Attach Application Materials:
    • Attach your resume and cover letter to the email. Ensure they are saved in a commonly accepted format (e.g., PDF or Word document).
  9. Customize Your Cover Letter:
    • Address the cover letter to the hiring manager (if known) and personalize it to highlight your relevant skills and experiences.
  10. Explain Your Qualifications:
    • In the body of the email or cover letter, briefly explain how your qualifications align with the requirements listed in the job description.
  11. Express Enthusiasm:
    • Convey your enthusiasm for the opportunity to contribute to SGS South Africa and explain why you are excited about the prospect of interning with them.
  12. Provide Contact Information:
    • Include your contact information (phone number and email address) in case the hiring team needs to reach out to you.
  13. Closing Remarks:
    • End the email with a polite closing, such as "Sincerely" or "Best Regards", followed by your name.
  14. Double-Check for Accuracy:
    • Before sending, carefully review your email to ensure that all information is accurate and that there are no typos or errors.
  15. Send Your Application:
    • Click the "Send" button to submit your application.
  16. Follow Up (Optional):
    • If you haven't received a response after a reasonable amount of time (usually 1-2 weeks), you may consider sending a polite follow-up email to inquire about the status of your application.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
International Trade and Development
Job Location
Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa, Sandton, Gauteng, 2196, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
July 7, 2024
Valid through
October 26, 2025
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