Internship Opportunities at The Kenya Extended Producer Responsibility Organization

Job Purpose:

As a Finance Intern, you will work closely with the finance team to ensure accurate record-keeping, timely processing of financial transactions, and adherence to financial regulations. This role is integral to the smooth functioning of KEPRO’s financial processes as it works towards accelerating the growth of Kenya’s Recycling Ecosystem and fostering a Circular Economy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Record-Keeping: Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records, including accounts payable, accounts receivable (Tax Invoices to Members), and general ledger entries.
  • Tax Invoice Processing: Assist in processing Tax invoices for Members and ensuring timely issuance of the Tax Invoices to Members.
  • Bank Reconciliation: Conduct bank reconciliations to ensure consistency between KEPRO’s financial records and bank statements.
  • Expense Tracking: Monitor and track expenses, ensuring adherence to budgetary guidelines and identifying areas for cost-saving opportunities.
  • Financial Reporting: Assist in preparing financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Assistance in Audits: Provide support during internal and external audits by organizing financial documents and responding to auditor inquiries.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations and internal policies.
  • Communication: Collaborate with other departments to gather financial data and provide support as needed.
  • Administrative Support: Provide administrative assistance to the finance team, including filing documents, organizing records, and managing correspondence.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes
Educational Background:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Business Development or a related field.
  •  CPA 2 (Sections 1 to 4) is desirable.
  •  Experience: 1-2 years of experience in accounting or finance roles, preferably in a membership-related corporate or nonprofit environment.
  •  Understanding of EPR: Familiarity with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Circular Economy concepts and environmental sustainability initiatives is desirable.
  •  Technical Skills: Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., ZOHO and SAP) and Microsoft Excel.
  •  Analytical Skills: Strong analytical abilities with attention to detail and accuracy in financial data analysis.
  •  Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with colleagues and external stakeholders.
  •  Organizational Skills: Effective organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  •  Ethical Standards: Demonstrated integrity and commitment to maintaining confidentiality in handling financial information.
  •  Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work independently with minimal supervision.
  •  Team Player: Collaborative mindset with a willingness to contribute to team goals and support colleagues as needed.

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