Finance and Administration Intern-Cameroon (Open to Cameroon nationals only), Stagiaire Finance et Administration-Cameroun (Ouvert aux ressortissants camerounais uniquement), Yaoundé, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

Finance and Administration Intern-Cameroon (Open to Cameroon nationals only), Stagiaire Finance et Administration-Cameroun (Ouvert aux ressortissants camerounais uniquement), Yaoundé, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Finance and Administration Intern-Cameroon (Open to Cameroon nationals only)

Cameroon, Yaounde



The African Wildlife Foundation, Cameroon Office has initiated a Young Graduate Professional Internship Programme to offer an opportunity to young graduates to gain experience and to familiarize with the non-governmental organization environment.

Position Summary

The Finance and Administration Intern will carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas Files and verifies a wide variety of accounting documents such as invoices, programme billings, employee reimbursements, cash receipts, vendor statements, and journal vouchers; review and code financial information; prepare and process documents to disburse funds, make deposits.. The role will require self-motivated individual, capable of working with minimum supervision, high numerical accuracy and demonstrate high levels of integrity, confidentiality and good work ethics.


General Accounting

Enter, assign codes to data; update, and/or retrieve accounting data from automated systems,

Ensure timely recording and processing of vendor invoices in accounting system.

Assist to monitor vendor advances and other receivables and ensure timely clearance of vendor outstanding items, Reply to Vendor claim and take actions when required;

Prepare necessary receipt and journal vouchers; Record accounting data accurately and timely in the accounting system

Assist in the Trial Balance cleansing of various accounts

Assist all staff services such as travel, expense claims, document retrieval, etc.;

Assist in external and internal audits with auditor’s support document request

Prepare all request for payments and process payments

Assist in monthly tax payment and declaration to CNPS and taxation and ensure receipt of quittance

Assist in the reporting process by printing and assembling data and document for monthly reports and submit to review;

With Line manager guidance draft routine correspondence related to the unit’s work and type a variety of material such as correspondence, reports and papers;

Assist to maintain the contract management follow up folder for AWF Cameroon

Perform other related duties as required

  1. Learning

The Young Graduate Professional Internship Programme is a learning opportunity, therefore, the Professional intern MUST demonstrate a strong aptitude and motivation to learn and grow. He/she should be opened to feedback and ready to take initiatives.


Degree in Accounting/finance or a related filed and a professional accounting qualification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) is required;

At least 6 months of progressively responsible professional experience in financial accounting,

Proficiency in the use of MS Office applications, particularly advanced level in MS excel is required;

Experience in using ERP system is highly desirable.

Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping terminology and practices;

Knowledge of automated accounting systems

Knowledge of spreadsheets and database software;

Knowledge of general record keeping and filing systems;

Ability to understand and apply current accounting guidelines, system updates and revisions, and policy changes;

Ability to reconcile and/or balance financial transactions and accounts;

Ability to assist others in solving work problems;

High ethics and a personal commitment to transparency and accountability;

Adherence to AWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

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