Student Internship Finance, Planning & Analysis,

Netherlands, South Holland, Sassenheim

Business unit: Finance Functions

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Student Internship
Finance, Planning & Analysis

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and we are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers.

Our Decorative Paints business area adds color to people’s lives with a full range of interior and exterior decoration and protection products for the trade and consumer markets. As authorities on color we aim to provide all our customers – from professional decorators to DIY enthusiasts – with a great color experience and a fantastic finish. Our range includes paints, lacquers and varnishes, as well as products for surface preparation (pre-deco products).

The Financial Planning & Analysis department of the Integrated S upply Chain Decorative Paints plays a key role in the financial planning process and the management reporting of the (non)financial results of the unit. Consolidating and understanding the results and forecasts of more than 35 countries on a monthly basis, and translating this into clear and value-adding reporting packs, forms the key task of the department. In parallel, we play a facilitating and coordinating role in the management process, amongst others through the maintenance and consolidation of BSC’s and the creation and maintenance of specific EMEA wide reports. We have a supporting role in various ISC activities where financial input and challenges are requested, thereby assuring that decisions are made based on transparent, objective and economically sound grounds. Finally, as central function we coordinate and guard the product costing process across EMEA, the planning & budgeting as well as the internal control process for the ISC, and we play a role in guarding and improving the local reporting processes in the ISC (amongst others through the creation of guidelines and training material).

The ISC FPA team is looking for energetic and financially oriented interns looking for the opportunity to gain experience in a complex, dynamic and fast-paced planning and reporting environment. The key activities will include supporting the monthly reporting process through overhead cost control/analysis in SAP, consolidation of both quantitative & qualitative information (tables, graphs, key comments from the countries) in the monthly reporting packs, and timely publication of pre-defined reports for use in the monthly closing process. Depending on ongoing projects, you will support the development and validation of new systems, tools and reports, or will play a role in supporting other departments on various finance related topics.

The internship provides an ideal opportunity to ‘get to know’ the workings of a large multinational in terms of planning and reporting practices, as well as gain hands-on experience in various systems (SAP, Business Warehouse, Hyperion) and in various (finance and supply chain related) topics. Please note that it is not possible to combine your thesis with this position.

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Closing date

July 31, 2017

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South Holland



Business unit

Finance Functions

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Entry Level

Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Job requirements/Candidate profile

- You are a Bachelor (HBO) or Master student, studying for a Finance, Economic or related qualification
- You see it as a challenge and opportunity to operate in a fast-changing, data- and system-driven environment where frequent and active contacts with colleagues in different countries and departments is a given.
- You have affinity with figures & finance
- Experience with Microsoft Excel is a clear pre
- You have good communication skills in English
Duration of the internship will generally be between 6 and 12 month, and can be discussed. Place: Sassenheim, the Netherlands. Starting date: ASAP.
Application details
If you would like to receive additional information, please contact Denise de Bock, Talent Resourcing Partner, telephone +31 (0)88 0106789 #2.
Only online applications, including CV, cover letter and list of grades will be taken into consideration. To apply, go to our vacancy bank on Reference: 170002ZD.
An employment screening may form part of the selection procedure.