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Student Assistant for Central Accounting


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2024-09-01

Do you want to make a difference by addressing a growing global need for people affected by conflicts and be part of one of the world’s leading humanitarian organizations? Are you also passionate about numbers and looking for experience working in an accounting department? Then you have the chance now.


Who are we?

The FRISC department (Finance, Supply Chain, and Risk) is one of the core support functions at the headquarters and consists of about 65 skilled and dedicated people responsible for DRC's financial matters globally, in close collaboration with the operational departments.

You will be working in Central Accounting, reporting to the head of the department. The team consists of 8 competent and highly dedicated colleagues who take pride in delivering high-quality results in their daily tasks. We have a busy workday with a range of tasks, from financial tasks, accounts receivable and payable, reconciliations, VAT, liquidity management, and bank management.


The job

As a student assistant in Central Accounting, your tasks will be diverse, providing you with valuable experience in working within accounting and bookkeeping. Your primary tasks will include:

  • VAT controlling on financial transactions, both on expenses and income
  • Ad-hoc postings in collaboration with the CA team (bank fees, salary allocations, cost allocation, etc.)
  • Assisting the accounts payable team
  • Various balance account reconciliations
  • Assisting in providing information to our banks, including KYC
  • Ad-hoc tasks, including support for internal stakeholders


About you

We expect you to have:

  • Good numerical understanding
  • Interest in finance and accounting
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Service-minded attitude
  • Outgoing and proactive nature
  • Good language skills – both written and spoken (Danish and English)


All employees at DRC are expected to master our core competencies: Communicating, Taking the Lead, Collaborating, Striving for Excellence, and Demonstrating Integrity. Moreover, we also expect the following: 

  • You have a good sense of humor and always have a smile on your face
  • You thrive in a busy environment with many tasks at once
  • You take ownership, are service-minded, and are passionate about good collaboration
  • You have a strong work ethic, determination, and the ability to use common sense
  • Are outgoing, engaged, and initiative-driven
  • Have a positive attitude and can maintain an overview when busy
  • Are adaptable and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Participate in tasks across the accounting department

We use Microsoft Dynamics 365 as our ERP system. Training will be provided.


We offer

An inspiring and versatile job in Denmark's largest humanitarian organization, operating in Denmark and more than 40 countries. Additionally, we offer flexible working hours, an affordable lunch scheme, and a team characterized by openness, independence, and influence. You will have an exciting job in a significant and well-consolidated organization, with an open, appreciative, diverse, and cheerful working environment.

  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Working hours: 15 hours per week, spread over 2-3 working days
  • Workplace: Our headquarters at Borgergade 10, 1300 Copenhagen K
  • Salary and employment conditions follow the agreement between the Danish Refugee Council and HK Denmark, as well as the associated protocol for students.


Application process

Your application and CV, marked "Student Assistant for Central Accounting," must be received by us no later than September 1, 2024. Interviews are expected to be held shortly after. As it is important for us to fill this position as soon as possible, we reserve the right to interview candidates before the application deadline.

The position can only be applied for online. 

The Danish Refugee Council aims to promote equality and therefore encourages all qualified applicants to apply for the position regardless of age, gender, religion, disability, or ethnic background.


Additional information

You are welcome to contact Head of Accounting Lone Læbel Ehlers, email: if you want more information about the position.

You can read more about us and our work at 

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.