Finance Intern (Accounts Payable, Section Billing and other Expense Management)

Date: Sep 10, 2023

Location: New York City, NY, US, 10006 Oakland, CA, US, 94612 Washington, D.C., DC, US, 20036

Organization: Doctors Without Borders | Médecins Sans Frontières

About MSF-USA | Doctors Without Borders


Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization providing medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care in over 70 countries. We were formed in France in 1971 as an association by a group of doctors and journalists to go to emergency situations and to treat patients with dignity while bearing witness independently of geopolitical boundaries. MSF is now a global movement of more than 25 MSF organizations, working in over 70 countries. We cooperate as an international, independent, medical humanitarian association that offers medical assistance to populations in distress, victims of natural or manmade disasters, and civilian victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, age, gender/sex, national or ethnic origin, color, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or political affiliation and provides assistance to the population in distress and intervenes worldwide. MSF staff also “bear witness” by speaking out about our work and what is experienced on the ground, not only to draw the world’s attention to crises, but to stand in solidarity with our patients and colleagues who are experiencing these emergencies firsthand.


We welcome candidates who bring a wide variety of \backgrounds and experiences to join us in working toward MSF’s social mission.



About The Finance Department


The Finance Department supports MSF-USA in carrying out its mission in an effective, efficient, ethical, and accountable manner to its donors and the public at large by managing MSF-USA's financial, budgetary, and accounting practices. The Finance team consists of the following areas - Accounts Payable, Budget, Payroll, and Revenue - and is integrally involved in the Grants management process.



About the Project


To assist with expense management while acquiring basic knowledge of non-profit accounting.



What You’ll  Do


Daily Activities & Responsibilities


The Finance Intern will be expected to perform the following tasks:

• Analyze & reconcile GL accounts for year-end reporting

• Create journal entries

• Review & maintain vendors in NetSuite

• Create/update spreadsheets and databases

• Assist with other accounting tasks as needed



Who You Are


  • Commitment to the work of MSF-USA and Our Social Mission
  • Interest in Fundraising and Non-Profits
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Must be pro-active, self-directed, detail-oriented and organized, as well as work independently in a virtual setting. Curious and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to interact professionally with multiple and diverse cross- departmental stakeholders



Background Preferred




• Strong computer and data analytical skills (knowledge of financial systems and Excel is a plus)
• Organized, detail-oriented, and proficient in problem solving
• Flexibility and ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks

• Possess good judgement and communication skills
• Genuine commitment to the principles and work of the MSF movement


Expected to work in a hybrid  work environment with the ability to come into either the NYC office or regional hub (Washington, DC or Bay Area, California) a minimum of 2 times a week.


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


No phone calls or emails please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please note that neither relocation assistance nor visa sponsorship will be offered for this position. 


Our staff works a hybrid schedule of two days a week in the office, three days remote. The required days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from January to June and  September to December.

In office work attendance during July and August is optional.


Your Safety Matters: Vaccination and booster against COVID-19 is a requirement at MSF - USA.


Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

MSF-USA is committed to building a diverse, unbiased, and inclusive workforce. MSF- USA is an equal opportunity employer; we recruit, hire, train, promote, develop, and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other differences consistent with applicable laws. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for disabilities, or religious beliefs and practices. Members of communities historically underrepresented in the Humanitarian Aid sector are encouraged to apply.


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Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.




Pay Class & Contract Type

Intern Nonexempt 



$17 per hour


Working Time (Hours Per Week)


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City