Finance Intern at The British Council

Company Info


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

Title: Finance Intern

Location: Lagos

Contract Type: Locally Engaged

Duration: 6 months

Role Purpose

  • The Finance team is looking to engage interns to support the financial control team in carrying out basic tasks that will support them in gaining field experience and learn essential industry skills.
  • The intern will have the opportunity to put to practice their accounting knowledge and skills in a professional setting as they gain more experience to further their career in the field.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Senior Financial Accountant (SFA), the duties will include but not limited to:

  • Finance administrative support
  • Support AP and AR accountant
  • Support in filling monthly tax returns with relevant tax authorities
  • Prepare financial documents and journal entries for accuracy
  • All other tasks as may be assigned by the SFA.

Learning and development opportunities for the intern:

  • The intern will have an opportunity to gain hands-on accounting experience and learn about the various aspects of the accounting function in a multinational organisation
  • Develop a whole new set of cross-disciplinary skills for your future career.
  • Becoming familiar with working in an International Organization and in a multicultural environment
  • Introduction and experience working with SAP.

Profile of Intern
Essential: The ideal candidate should:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Basic knowledge of MsWord and MsExcel
  • Interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication
  • The ability to be discreet when handling sensitive financial information
  • A willingness to learn
  • Detail-oriented
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.


  • Experience in development of statistics, charts in Excel.

Management and Support for the role:

  • The intern will report to the Senior Financial Accountant based in Lagos.
  • S/he will be expected to work closely with other members of the Finance team.

Remuneration and benefits

  • The intern will be paid equivalent N130,000 per month
  • Health Insurance (HMO) will be provided for interns who are on 6 months or more
  • Group Life Insurance will be provided for all interns during throughout the duration of their internship.

Deadline: 8th March, 2023 (23:59 South Africa Time).

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply online


  • This is a short-term intern position; intern roles are not a prelude to longer term employment with the organisation. If opportunities for further paid employment arise, these will be advertised and interns who apply will be considered against the same criteria as other applicants.
  • Necessary adjustments will be made for staff with disability where necessary.
  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in country of application. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.

Disability Confident Employer:

  • The British Council holds a badge of recognition and a certificate which qualifies our organisation as a Disability Confident employer. This is one way we are trying to reflect our values and ensure all aspects of our work are open and inclusive for people with disabilities.
  • The British Council is committed to promoting inclusion of persons living with disabilities across our operations. We do not have adequate representation in Polio Survivors and People Living with Albinism at the moment and we would like to change this. We strongly welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates who meet the essential criteria.
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