We’re looking for a Group Accounting and Reporting Internship to join our Group Accounting and Reporting (GA&R) in Amsterdam.
Working for Signify means being creative and adaptive. Our culture of continuous learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion creates an environment that allows you to build your skills and career. Together, we’re transforming our industry.
As the world leader in lighting, we’re constantly ahead of the curve. Through our leadership in connected lighting and the Internet of Things, we’re breaking new grounds in data analytics, AI, and smart homes, offices, cities and more!
Signify is one of the few companies in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and our next sustainability goals are even bolder: doubling our positive impact on the environment and society by 2025.
As a Group Accounting and Reporting intern you’ll be responsible for preparation and analysis of consolidated information. The team serves as an oversight body, helping our organization in aligning business and financial reporting requirements. As such, the team works closely together with the Markets, Business Groups, group functions and our R2R team to deliver quality internal and external financial reporting.
We’re on the lookout for forward-thinking innovators with a passion for sustainability. If you match this description, get in touch!
What you’ll do
Preparing and analyzing consolidated financial statements that are used for internal (Monthly) and external purposes (Quarterly/Half-yearly/Annually);
Being the authority on the Signify Accounting Principles and external reporting matters, i.e. Finance Reference Toolset (incl. new IFRS) and Financial Codebook;
Pro-actively carry out reviews on the consolidated financial information ensuring that transactions are reported consistently with the applicable accounting standards (oversight); and
Providing support to Markets, BGs and group functions on the appropriate accounting treatment for transactions.
A motivated student who is currently studying towards a master’s in accounting (basic training in IFRS is part of your education).
We expect from you also to have:
Fluency in oral and written English.
Some experience in previous internships regarding the same field (preferred but not required);
Excellent knowledge in windows applications, and most important well-developed power point skills; and
Team player mindset with ability to work under pressure.
Contribute to the GA&R specialists’ assignments in performing research on particular accounting matters relating to IFRS;
Assist in the revision of Signify accounting manual.
Add your own value in training events; and
Assist in preparing accounting presentations in PowerPoint.
You are available to start your internship in August 2022.
Who we are
Signify is the world leader in lighting. We provide professional customers and consumers with quality, energy-efficient LED lighting. And our lights, when connected, bring data to devices, apps and people – redefining what light can do and how you use it. Today, our innovations, such as LiFi – internet connectivity through light – and UV-C, solar and horticultural lighting, contribute to a safer, smarter, more sustainable world.
We’re operating in 74 countries with 32,000 people worldwide.
We’re offering multiple opportunities for career development, like mentoring, coaching and stretch assignments, with strong international exposure for dynamic profiles. Learning is fundamental to our culture. Through continuous learning, we are transforming the industry. You have the chance to learn every day, acquire new skills and perspectives through customized online programs, and on-the-job experiences.Notes
EU/EER students: In order to be considered for this internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation of this may be requested at any time.
Non-EU students in Dutch Universities: You need to be registered as a student and your university needs to sign the Nuffic Agreement. The internship needs to be a compulsory part of your studies (receive ECTS in turn). In case of non-compulsory internship, you need to have a letter from the university in which it states that your internship contributes to your personal development, what your learning goals are and what tasks you will undertake during your internship. The letter has to be signed and stamped by your university.
Non-EU students in non-Dutch Universities: You need to be registered as a student and the internship should be a compulsory part of your studies. Also, you need to be able to get the official approval of your university for this internship (Nuffic agreement).