Finance Treasury Intern

Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: New York City, NY, US, 10006

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.

 

 

Role Overview

The Finance Department supports MSF in carrying out its mission in an effective, efficient, ethical, and accountable manner to its donors and the public at large by managing MSFUSA's budgetary, financial and accounting practice.  The Finance team consists of 4 units, Revenue, Accounts Payable, Treasury, and Payroll.

 

The Finance Intern will support the activities of the Finance team.

 

 

Department Accountabilities

Budgeting 

Set, analyze, and monitor budgets in line with organization strategy; identify financial trends. 

 

Treasury 

Design, develop, and deliver treasury strategies and operations. 

 

Financial Policies, Guidelines, and Protocols 

Develop financial guidelines and protocols in response to statutory and financial requirements. 

 

Operational Compliance 

Adhere to internal policies and procedures and external standards, including regulatory codes and voluntary codes of conduct, to minimize business risk and protect the organization's reputation. 

 

Organizational Risk Management  

Develop and/or deliver on activities to keep track of the organization's risk profile and limit the organization's exposure to undue risks. 

 

 

Roles Specific Outcomes

To assist the Finance team while acquiring basic knowledge of non-profit accounting.

 

 

Complexity and Problem-Solving Skills

 

  • Analytical skills used to distinguish effective solutions
  • Effective communication; both verbal and written
  • Creative thinking
  • Ability to quickly adapt to fast paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team

 

 

Behavioral Competencies

 

People Focus

Builds strong relationships and delivers solutions geared to aiding others. Solicits feedback and data; conveys a clear understanding of the level of service the team is providing; takes action when standards are not met by team; aligns processes with organizational needs.

 

Manages Complexity

Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Consistently looks at complex issues from many angles; obtains a rich and deep understanding; swiftly cuts to the core issue; skillfully separates root causes from symptoms.

 

Global Perspective

Takes a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens. Shows global thinking at work; adjusts organizational practices to meet the unique needs of different regions or countries. Uses a broad perspective when addressing issues and challenges.

 

Cultivates Innovation

Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful. Approaches professional work in unique or innovative ways. Offers original ideas. Appreciates others' creative ideas and solutions and provides helpful input to enhance them.

 

Strategic Mindset

Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies.

 

RESULTS: MSF USA staff achieve results by cultivating a forward-thinking environment that produces solutions for changing stakeholder needs.

 

Drives Results

Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances. Regularly pushes self to achieve outstanding outcomes; consistently establishes bold goals for own performance; is passionate about excellent results and significant contributions. Shows great tenacity to complete goals/initiatives in a timely way.

 

Ensures Accountability

Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.

 

PEOPLE: MSF USA staff understand their impact on others through collaboration and inclusion of different perspectives to achieve common goals.

 

Collaborates

Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Readily involves others to accomplish goals; stays in touch and shares information; discourages "us versus them" thinking; shows appreciation for others' ideas and input.

 

Communicates Effectively

Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Listens attentively and takes an interest. Keeps others well informed; conveys information clearly, concisely, and professionally when speaking or writing.

 

Values Differences

Recognizes the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. Confronts stereotyping and offensive comments promptly. Consistently behaves with great sensitivity toward differences in cultural norms, expectations, and ways of communicating.

 

Manages Conflict

Handles conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

 

Builds Networks

Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

 

SELF: MSF USA staff demonstrate self-awareness by having an open mindset and by continuously seeking opportunities to learn, grow, and improve.

 

Instills Trust

Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Models honesty and authenticity and encourages others to be up front with one another. Demonstrates reliability and places a strong emphasis on the team meeting its commitments. Fairly represents others' positions.

 

Manages Ambiguity

Operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear. Responds effectively to unclear situations, seeks to resolve ambiguity and make progress. Seeks guidance on how to adapt to changes, responds with appropriate composure and effectiveness.

 

Situational Adaptability

Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. Serves as an example of adaptability and provides guidance and support to help others adapt to new situations. Considers the needs of clients, constituents, and the organization; shifts priorities appropriately.

 

Being Resilient

Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

 

 

Technical Competencies

 

Plans and Aligns

Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with MSF-USA goals.

 

Financial Acumen

Interprets and applies to understanding key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

 

Tech Savvy

Anticipating and adopting innovations in organizational digital and technology applications.

 

Data Collection and Analysis

The ability and skill to determine and analyze trends from data that is collected to assist in compiling reports that will help in decision-making.

 

Presentation and Written Communication Skills

Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. Serves as an example of adaptability and provides guidance and support to help others adapt to new situations. Considers the needs of clients, constituents, and the organization, shifts priorities appropriately.

 

Organizational Insight

Applying knowledge of MSF-USA and industry to advance the organization’s goals.

 

Responsibility

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


• Assist with accounting data entry
• Assist with maintaining spreadsheets and databases
• Assist in downloading financial reports
• Assist in scanning and filing supporting documents
• Assist in preparing reconciliations
• Assist with other Treasury tasks as needed

 

Desired Qualifications & Experience

 

• Basic computer skills (e.g. Excel, Data entry – knowledge of Accounting systems is a plus)
• Strong organizational and administrative skills
• Attention to detail
• Flexibility and ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks

 

 

Compensation

$17 per hour

 

 

We do not accept phone calls or emails during the recruitment process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our staff works a hybrid schedule 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. 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.

 

Please note that neither relocation assistance or visa sponsorship will be offered for this position.

 

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.

 

If you have a disability of some kind and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources by emailing us: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org. 

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

 

Type

HQ  

 

Pay Class 

Part-Time/Hourly 

 

Compensation

$17 per hour

 

Working Time (Hours Per Week)

20 (maximum)

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

 

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

The summer months of July and August are fully remote. In-office work attendance during July and August is optional.

Application Deadline: [insert date or open until filled]

 

Your Safety Matters

 

Vaccination and boosters against COVID-19 are requirements 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.

 

If you have a disability of some kind and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position, please get in touch with Human Resources by emailing us at employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.


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