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Every year, millions of people around the world go missing as a result of conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organized crime, irregular migration, and other causes. Be part of a growing international organization that is dedicated to tackling this global challenge.

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is a treaty-based international organization with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its mandate is to secure the cooperation of governments and others in locating missing persons. As the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons, ICMP maintains field programs throughout the world. To learn more about ICMP click here.

Background about the Internship

Purpose of engagement of Intern in Accounting is to provide support and assistance during period of full automation of accounting processes and during transition on new accounting platform and reporting system (introduction of monthly close process).

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief of Financial Accounts and Reporting the main duties and responsibilities will include the following:

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

  • Assist with preparation of electronic files and documents for cost allocation on monthly basis
  • Support with financial filing system (related to monthly close)
  • Assist with preparation of tax return request and with follow up on returns on monthly basis
  • Assist with research, filing, data entry, and recording and maintaining accurate and complete accounting records on periodical account reconciliation
  • Support cross-checking accounting data, documents, files for accuracy
  • Assist with the preparation files and documents for audits (in accordance with audit calendar)
  • Assists with maintaining accurate and detailed inventory records on monthly basis
  • Perform administrative duties when required (i.e., updating relevant bank accounts data)
  • Edit and consolidate collected inputs for creation of ICMP Accounting Manual for CS Officers (and Exact users)


    • Bachelorโ€™s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field or final year of relevant study
    • A solid knowledge basis is required about of accounting principles (i.e. pass Accounting exam)
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and ability to use automated solution provided by software on a daily basis
    • Experience and familiarity with accounting softwares would be considered as an advantage
    • Willingness to learn new concepts and to master methods and main principles
    • Good mathematical skills
    • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Certain sense of rigor and high attention to detail
    • Highly motivated and reliable
    • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
    • Solid multitasking and organizational skills
    • Ability to work under pressure

      Mandatory requirements

      • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
      • Proficiency of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point
      • Proven ability to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender

        Before applying to the internship please consider the following:

        • Starting date: As soon as possible. This is a three months Internship.

        • Working hours: This is a full time unpaid internship (40 hours/per week; Monday to Friday). As agreed with their supervisor, the intern must provide written notice in case of illness or other unavoidable circumstances that prevent them from observing these working hours

        • Flexible Work Arrangement:The intern will be able to arrange a flexible schedule alternating in-office and remote work upon agreement with the supervisor. ICMP is not in a position to provide the intern with office equipment for remote work arrangements

        • Insurance: Interns are responsible for providing proof of valid medical insurance coverage prior to the start of the internship placement

        • Conduct & Confidentiality: Interns are required to sign and abide by the ICMP Code of Ethical Conduct. ICMP has the authority to remove any intern from a placement due to unsatisfactory performance or conduct

          ICMP is committed to maintaining an environment of mutual respect, where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. ICMP believes that diversity and inclusion among our staff are critical to our success as a global organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals from a thoroughly diverse range of candidates. ICMP is proud to be part of the International Gender Champions network.

          ICMP may cancel this recruitment without notice, or may decide to offer a position with different duties and/or contract length.

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