Sage | Internship Opportunity 2021

Location: Johannesburg

Sage is committed to youth skills development by providing graduates with an opportunity to gain work experience to ready them for the corporate world. Applications are invited for an Internship Programme for unemployed graduates between the age of 18 and 35. The Internship program will run for a period of twelve (12) months.

Finance Operations Grad / Intern 

Order compliance

  • Learn the requirements required for booking a sale
  • Investigate sales to ensure compliance to requirements
  • Auditors sample testing – extract supporting documentation
  • Assist with Master data corrections


  • Raising manual and bulk invoices
  • Reasonability reviews of billing

Credit notes

  • Learn the credit note policy and Credit note governance
  • Prepare, review and process credit notes

Debit orders

  • Review and action debit order incidents on Netadmin; including debit order queries
  • Loading debit orders
  • Review rejected debit orders

Credit control function

  • Learn how to analyze the Accounts Receivable Ledger
  • Phone customers (outbound)
  • Contact customers via email
  • Assist with inbound calls from customers
  • Perform debtor’s reconciliations
  • Prepare and sending dunning (demand letters)
  • Attend to customer queries – credit control inbox
  • Review Accounts receivable ledger for bad debt. Learn how to identify a bad debt or credit note
  • Prepare and process debtors journals

Receipting function

  • Review and analyze unknown deposits
  • Receipting of cash from the bank to cashbook ledger
  • Allocate cash on the debtors account to an invoice. Ensure accurate and timeous cash allocation.
  • Ensure unallocated cash is investigated an allocated accordingly.
  • Proactively follow up of unallocated cash

Reporting function

  • Learn the overall reporting for month-end; including KPI’s
  • Assist to compile month-end reports and KPI’s
  • Assist Record to Report function with audit requirements
  • Receipting of cash from the bank to cashbook ledger


  • Participate in departmental projects as required

Skills, know-how, and experience:

  • Credit & collections process knowledge
  • Sales cycle process knowledge
  • Knowledge of the process for receipting payments and allocation to a debtor account.
  • Knowledge of general ledger reconciliations
  • Knowledge of excel – intermediate excel skills. Must have knowledge of vlookup’s and pivot tables.
  • Experience with Microsoft word and formatting within Microsoft word
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and deliver results
  • Trustworthy, able to gain the confidence and trust of others easily and honor
  • Action-Oriented, able to take on new challenges with enthusiasm
  • Preferably Pastel, Evolution or Accpac experience
  • Preferably CRM experience

Technical / professional qualifications:

  • Completed BCom Accounting Degree/Diploma

Apply for the Sage Finance Internship Opportunity

Transformation Grad / Intern

  • Collate quarterly BBEEE reports for the Director to the table to all EXCO members and divisions.
  • Continually assist with refining the company’s standard procedure documents for all areas of the scorecard in terms of the latest legislation changes and updates,
  • Assistance in training managers and employees on the BBBEE scorecard,
  • Generate and distribute preferential procurement reports monthly in conjunction with the procurement manager and all business owners or element owners.
  • Oversee and manage the BBBEE system, BEE123
  • Assistance the procurement manager when required,
  • Assist with management of CSR projects;
  • Provide Employment Equity reports to the Director to ensuring scorecard requirements are met and work with HR to submissions the EE report to the department of labour.
  • Assist with all skills development initiatives, e.g. employee training, graduate programme etc.
  • Assist with Work Skills Plan reports.
  • Seek out black business development opportunities and assist in the development of such business.
  • Ensuring audit and verification processes are done annually and coordinating the process with the verification agency from the initial to final verification stage.
  • BBBEE tracking and monitoring ensuring that information data is captured and maintained.

Skills, know-how, and experience:

Must have:

  • A completed Degree/Diploma in HR, Supply Chain or Procurement and Small Business Management
  • Effective project management skills
  • Excellent English communication skills – written and spoken
  • Strong administration and organizational skills
  • Team player

Technical / professional qualifications:

  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, PPT, Excel)

Apply for the Sage Transformation Internship Opportunity

Legal Grad / Intern

  • Drafting of Legal Advice and Opinions;
  • Vetting of legal documents including operational manuals and policies;
  • Drafting articles for publication in the internal Legal Brief;
  • Drafting and vetting of Contracts;
  • Provision of transactional support to the business;
  • Participate in contract negotiations;
  • Attendance of and advice to different Committees;
  • Instructing and consulting with external legal service providers;
  • Drafting of briefing notes/Memos to the Executive Management;
  • Management and achieving of Contracts; and
  • Stakeholder relations management.


  • LLB Degree

Technical and behavioral competencies required

The successful candidate will be required to display the following competencies in this role:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Desire and potential to learn
  • Self-motivated
  • Basic computer skills
  • Prioritize tasks as needed

Apply for the Sage Transformation Internship Opportunity

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