Finance Internship

United Nations Development Programme

Beijing, China

Experience: Internship

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. 

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure implementation of operational strategies and procedures, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports.
  • Provision of inputs to elaboration of work plans.
  • Assistance in preparation of financial analyses and related reports.

Assistance in Finance Unit to do basic research, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Conduct analysis on the workflow of finance unit and produce report on process optimization.
  • Improve integrity of data used for Pay cycle process.
  • Liaison with other United Nations agencies for information relating to payments.

Provide accounting and administrative support, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Processing of financial documentation (vouchers, supporting documents, invoices, etc.) and maintaining internal expenditures control system by ensuring that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas.
  • Follow up with other teams in the office for information relating to payments.
  • Processing of cost recovery from different agencies or from programme team.
  • Assistance to analyze and monitor financial related dashboard.
  • Financial support to country office programme teams (as assigned by the supervisor).
  • Maintenance of the proper filing system for financial records and documents.

Support knowledge building and sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Participation in the trainings for the operations/projects staff on Finance.
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Experience


  • Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration and majored in Accounting/Finance would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.


  • Usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Master's or in a PhD programme;
  • In the final year of a Bachelor’s programme;
  • Or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme,
  • Or be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program

Language and Skills

  • Fluency in English and Chinese.