AVU Finance & Administrative Internships


The African Virtual University (AVU) www.avu.org is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies.

A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by eighteen (18) African Governments – Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau.

The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.

Finance & Administrative Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining Petty cash book; completely up to date, including record of reconciliations
  • Assist in reconciliations of the cash books to the bank statements and GL
  • Assist in postings into Apogee accounting software
  • Assist in Preparing withholding tax certificates;
  • Assist in Filing all Finance and Administration documents
  • Assist in VAT exemption processing
  • From time to time provide support to AVU projects including bulk photocopying, scanning and binding of documents and any other logistical support;
  • The intern shall perform any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications for the Finance & Administrative Intern

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance or Accounting option;
  • Qualified CPA part II or equivalent in ACCA;
  • Keen and pays attention to detail;
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Possess Excel spread sheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Must be numerate;
  • Exposure to one or more computerised accounting packages will be an added advantage;
  • The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of a Finance Intern;
  • Flexibility and a can-do approach to tasks and the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment;

How to Apply
Applications should be sent to [email protected] and must have FINANCE AND ADMINISRTATIVE INTERN as the email subject

The closing date for this application is FEBRUARY 14TH at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3).