ING’s strategy is centered around providing a best in class experience to its customers, aiming to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and business. Innovation is considered to be a core enabler to accomplish this mission, especially given the fast changing environment we live in today. From a Finance perspective this means being in control at all times of ING’s financials while making sure that ING continuously adapts to meet the changing and more data driven regulatory and statutory reporting requirements.
The Finance Accounting Services team is a team of Financial experts with specialized knowledge in the field of accounting for the different banking products and expense categories within ING’s Retail NL organization, the largest Business Line of ING Group. The Finance Accounting Services team is part of the Financial Accounting department of Domestic Bank Netherlands (DBNL). Within our team we are responsible to make sure that the financial impact of the processes within DBNL are correctly, timely and completely processed in the general ledger, and that this happens in a controlled manner.
We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to assist us with enhancing the accounting cycle.
About the work environment
Finance Domestic Bank is responsible for the financial accounting and Statutory/Regulatory reporting of all Retail activities in ING’s home market, totaling to a Balance Sheet of 130 billion euro. The Financial Accounting tribe aims at finding the balance between high speed to continuously deliver on all regulatory changes and an efficient and up-to-standard way of working to process vast data sets according to strict IFRS, Tax and ECB rules.
The basis for all reporting is the General Ledger (GL) .
Currently we are reviewing our information architecture to become more flexible and efficient. In our new Finance architecture we would like to move back to the original GL account structure and eliminate the existing exceptions. Your assignment would be to investigate the current GL accounts structure, map the existing deviations and create a proposal to move the deviations back into the original structure, in alignment with business and accounting analysts.
To deliver your assignment you will:
Investigate the data structure and background of the GL accounting structure
Investigate where, and to what level, the current use of the GL accounts deviates from the agreed structure
Prepare and present a proposal to eliminate the current exceptions
Interact with financial accounting specialists to make sure that, with the proposed solutions, the accounting remains compliant to the guidelines of group and applicable regulators, and material deviations can be explained.
You will be working in a dynamic and agile environment. This internship will bring you the following:
Insights into Finance Accounting Services within a large financial institution
Insights into business processes, technologies and data analysis
A lot of development opportunities, like knowledge sharing with other experts, presenting your results, suggesting / implementing improvements by challenging the status quo.
We are searching for someone with the following skills:
You are a student in Business Administration, Business Information Management, Accountancy or other similar area
You have strong analytical skills
You have the capability to analyse several levels of granularity on information
You take initiative, and you have a strong drive to deliver results of good quality
You pay attention to details
You are proactive
You clearly communicate your ideas
You are a team player
But most important: you have a positive learning attitude.
Working at ING means working in a dynamic and international setting. You will become a member of the Finance Domestic Bank tribe, a no-nonsense and progressive tribe known for qualitative deliveries. We strive to achieve the best and therefore need talented and driven colleagues.
6 months internship (actual length can be discussed)
Challenging and constructive environment
Working with highly skilled people, experts in their domains
Working in an area which is of regulatory importance to ING
An international atmosphere
Great training and learning opportunities
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