Finance Intern

African Leadership University

African Leadership University

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024


ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.
They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.
Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world.


As a high-growth start-up, the ALU Team works in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.


Expense Verification and Analysis:

  • Assist in Review and verify all incoming expense reports, ensuring they are complete, accurate, and compliant with company policies.
  • Analyse expenses to identify patterns, trends, and discrepancies.
  • Investigate and resolve any discrepancies or issues in expense reports.
  • Maintain a cash advance tracker paid to staff in regards to their travels
  • Track receipts against the cash advances paid
  • Assist the team in reconciliation of cash advances and receipts submitted.
  • Assist the team in responding to queries regarding to cash advance and expenses management
  • Assist the team in preparation of accounting templates in regards to the expenses reported on Rydoo

Expenses Policy Compliance

  • Support in enforce company expense policies and guidelines, ensuring documentation and reporting
  • Assist AP and Treasury Associate as when needed
  • Assist in ensuring members of staff maintain accurate records of all expenses on Rydoo
  • Any other such duties assigned by your manager


  • Reviewing the Account Receivable debtor list.
  • Contacting customers (students, parents or sponsors) and informing them of their overdue bills.
  • Advising customers on their payment options and suggesting methods of payments.
  • Negotiating suitable payment plans.
  • Maintaining customer payment records.
  • Send regular statement of accounts to customers.
  • Writing reminder emails to customers when payments are not being made.
  • Work on possible measures when customers fail to pay their debt with the finance associate.
  • Responding to customer queries.
  • Escalate any invoice related issues to the finance associate.
  • Assist with reconciliation, aging and other reports and supporting schedules.
  • Any other finance related ad-hoc duties to support the Finance Team.


  • Fresh Graduate with a degree in accounting, business management, or a similar field or part qualified ACCA (or any other equivalent qualification).
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of google suite and accounting software.
  • Patience and resilience.
  • Knowledge of payment plans and accounting procedures will be an advantage.
  • Previous experience working as a Previous experience working as a Collections Officer will be an advantage.

Vacancies: 1

Duration: 1 Year

Number of hours per week: 40 hours