Rebooting a failed promise of climate finance

In the absence of clearly established accounting rules under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), each developed country has been able to decide what it reports as ‘climate finance’3. In November 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a club of mostly rich countries, released a report stating that climate finance reached US$78.9 billion in 2018 (ref. 4). But there is widespread scepticism about these numbers. Previous OECD reports have been poorly received or simply rejected by developing country representatives, charities and academic observers3. The OECD itself acknowledges that “significant inconsistencies in terms of methodologies, categorizations and definitions adopted across countries” exist in developed countries’ official reporting to the UNFCCC4. The resulting multitude of accounting approaches has led to widely contrasting reports on total public climate finance that has been provided annually (Table 1). Statements on private climate

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Finance and Accounting Intern (Summer) job with USAJobs



CBOs Office of Financial Management, which consists of four staff members, seeks an intern with a strong work ethic for 10 weeks in the summer of 2021. Though most of CBOs employees are in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the internship will be conducted virtually. An in-person internship may be possible after July 1 if conditions allow. The successful candidate will work directly with the Controller and report to the agencys Chief Financial Officer.

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The intern will participate in a wide range of tasks in financial management: documenting standard operating procedures, helping improve processes, working with accounts payable, assisting with data automation and validation, reconciling accounts, and helping with budget execution.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment


Excepted service


Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, effectively handle

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You will serve as a Senior Accounting and Finance Leader in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller).
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  • You will serve as the senior civilian advisor for the Department of Navy (DON) on accounting, financial management and management control matters toward streamlined programs;
  • You will serve in matters related to Government Accountability Office (GAO)/Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG), Naval Audit Service (NAVAUDSVC), Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) and Treasury Department.
  • You will ensure finance and accounting operations establish consistent internal policies and procedures by developing, recommending, approving and monitoring accounting approaches and ensure that they are in compliance with accounting standards.
  • You will guide standardization efforts to improve the accuracy and reliability at a low cost while supporting the DON commitment to financial statement audit remediation.
  • You will be responsible for
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Finance Intern job with Freddie Mac

At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you’ll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Position Overview:
Are you looking for an inclusive company culture to help prepare you for a successful career? The Finance Division within Freddie Mac is searching for curious and creative individuals to support the division’s objectives, projects and initiatives.

Freddie Mac is a dynamic organization, providing interns a wide variety of experiences and responsibilities to build technical and soft skills, as well as their network. Interns at Freddie Mac have the opportunity to actively work on real-world projects which will provide them broad exposure to Freddie Mac’s important role in the mortgage industry, while developing skills that will apply directly to a career in finance or accounting!

Our Impact:

  • Finance is an internal
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