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Finance Fellow, Spring 2014Bookmark This
P.O Box 65323
DescriptionTo Apply to the Polaris Project Fellowship Program, Visit:
Polaris Project is seeking a Finance Fellow to assist with the bookkeeping needs of the organization's offices in DC and NJ. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining practical, real-life experience of the accounting operations of a non-profit organization. The Finance Fellowship offers a unique, holistic view of the inner workings of a leading anti-trafficking NGO and interfaces with every program within Polaris Project. This fellow will work directly with the Finance Team.
A successful candidate will embrace the role of finance as an essential piece in supporting the mission of Polaris Project while diving into the details of tasks and projects with a self-motivated and positive spirit. She/he must excel in a fast-paced and evolving environment that values innovation, efficiency, service, and social entrepreneurship.
Each fellow in Polaris Project’s Fellowship Program will have the opportunity to work on a project of their own choosing in addition to the responsibilities described herein. In the past these projects have included: creating process improvements that impact all areas of the organization, researching and implementing new systems. Well thought-out projects with impactful resolutions will be presented to the Executive Management Team at the end of the fellowship.
The work of Polaris Project is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values here.
Process key documents such as components of grant reports
Manage vendor files
Cross check expenses against statements and expense reports
Process accounts payables checks
Help prepare the organization for its annual audit
Assist with the ever-changing needs of a growing organization
Strong interpersonal skills
Must be able to work independently with very little supervision
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong creative and descriptive writing ability
Intermediate to advanced computer and IT skills
Strong research skills
Reliable and organized
Strong problem-solving capabilities
Interest in the finance support function of non-profit organization
Strong Excel skills
Actively pursuing an Accounting bachelor’s or master’s degree
Accounting classes or prior experience in an Accounting Department
Experience working for an NGO