• Internship Opportunity at at Discovery Cycle Professionals (DCP)

  • Posted on: 19 September, 2016 Deadline: 23 September, 2016
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  • Discovery Cycle Professionals (A Division of Discovery Cycle Limited) is a global network of experienced academics and consultants assembled to provide world-class knowledge-based services globally. DCP has diverse experience across different professional fields and offers a wide-range of multi-disciplinary professional services. DCP has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. Over the years, DCP has developed a wide range of multi-disciplinary professional services covering both the private and public sectors of the economy through the "DCP Ecosystem".

    Executive Intern


    Location: Head Office - Abuja
    Reports to: Associate Partner, DCP

    Main Function

    • To assist in account management, and corporate alliances in determining productivity; to analyze project budgets and drive milestones and deliverables with internal and external stakeholders.

    Role Responsibilities
    Role and Task Complexities:

    • Assist in Negotiating with stakeholders to achieve the best overall results
    • Communicates to the Associate Partner, DCP on execution timelines, milestones, and success metrics with various units
    • Assist in Ensuring that all accounts are reconciled and reviewed on a monthly basis
    • Assist in Preparing and distributing various reports and updates on the status of the programme to various target audiences
    • Review clients’ projects and offer professional and technical consultation
    • Identifies profitable firms, prepares business proposals and delivers
    • Assist in Preparing accounts and financial records as may be assigned
    • Engages in delivery of clients projects
    • Assist in the Re-engineering and implementation of existing processes to reflect ideal consultancy industry standards
    • Proactively identify and eliminate inefficiencies within units and company at large
    • Provide monthly cash book/bank reconciliation statements
    • Keep adequate security of all cash/cheques made available to your custody
    • Account for all imprest cash in your custody
    • Undertakes any other reasonable duties/projects which may be required from time to time
    • Assist in Developing policies to guide the execution of new revenue streams and ensure strict adherence to existing revenue accounting, billing and collection policies and processes
    • Ensure revenue reporting accounting, billing and collection management is in line with global best practice
    • Provide oversight on the accurate and timely recognition of all DCPs revenue and direct costs (Gross Margin) by ensuring data integrity and completeness
    • Implement the revenue accounting and collection management work programs and plans in line with agreed procedures and guidelines.
    • Assist in Ensuring that accurate analysis and information is provided in the monthly management report.

    Idea Generation

    • Developing independent ideas to ensure DCP’s vision is actualized.


    • Candidates must possess a Degree Accounting or any other relevant field.
    • ACCA/ICAN or A Master's Degree is an asset.

    Other Specifications:

    • Applicants MUST meet all the specified conditions before applying
    • Candidate must be resident in Abuja and should be able to resume within short notice.

    Knowledge and Competences:

    • Experience in financial data reporting and audit coordination.
    • Must be able to work well under pressure both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
    • Must be able to operate in a performance driven organization.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
    • Time management skills.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Other transferable skills.

    Skills/Physical Competencies:

    • Capable legal researcher.
    • Good writing skills.
    • Good negotiation skills.
    • Good communication and analytical skills.
    • Good organisational skills.
    • A willingness to be flexible according to the current demands of the organization.
    • Analytic, with great attention to detail.
    • Ability to multi task and work under pressure.
    • Proactive.
    • Continual self-development.
    • Goal and quality oriented.

    Behavioral Qualities:

    • Ethically driven.
    • Assertive.
    • Excellence and quality oriented.
    • Remarkable attention to detail.
    • Must be discreet and able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
    • Must be self-motivated, proactive and efficient, with good judgment.
    • Resourceful and efficient in completing tasks with strong follow through skills.
    • Must be flexible and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to careers@dcp.com.ng

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