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Internship (Finance): Internal Control

2020/09/10 Zoetermeer, South Holland, NL
Are you looking to gain knowledge in finance on the importance of internal control and compliance in a big multinational corporation? Come join us as our new Internal Control Intern in Zoetermeer, NL, starting January 2021!

About the Job

You will be part of the Cluster Business Services (CBS) Finance team working for the Benelux. Your mission is to support the Danone Benelux business units with process & control evaluations and to drive improvements as a member of the CBS Internal Control team. The CBS Internal Control team consists of the Head of Internal Control and 10 people in the team (Internal Controller Managers, Internal Control Officers and Interns).

As our Internal Control Intern, you will have the following responsibilities:

• Ensure the internal Segregation of Duties policy is applied by performing authorization reviews of users, resolving conflicts identified and/or making sure that appropriate mitigation controls are in place; and proactively finding ways to improve our policy and procedure;

• Test internal controls to confirm process efficiency and compliance; and support in our reporting to Management;

• Evaluate and analyze data in systems and processes for improvement purposes, in line with internal policies and Internal Control framework;

• Communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders (e.g. business groups cross-entities);

• Maintain IC/SoD knowledge, through good internal documentation of best practices and common issues

About You


We are looking for a HBO/Bachelor/Master student in Finance, Business Administration or Business Information Management/IT. You have the affinity for IT processes and ERP systems (e.g. SAP) and are eager to learn more about this field. You are able to use and analyze data in spreadsheets and have strong analytical skills in Excel. You are an open and enthusiastic person who is able to communicate the data analysis by connecting factories and business units. Also, you have an eye for detail and are not afraid to proactively reach out to people when necessary. You are an organized and results-oriented person and able to work in autonomy. You are defined as self-starter and team-player with a 'Can do' mindset.

There are also some compulsory requirements:

  • You are an enrolled Bachelor/Master student in Business or a relevant field (non-EU citizens are only eligible to apply if they are enrolled in a Dutch university);
  • You are fluent in English- oral and written; French or Dutch is considered as a plus;
  • You can start in January 2021 for at least 6 months, 4-5 days per week;
  • You are able to work in Zoetermeer, NL
  • This internship position is not suitable to perform your thesis (assignment).

About Us


Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies. Click here to discover more about Danone in the Benelux.

We Offer

Here is a great opportunity to learn and experience working in a Finance department within a FMCG multinational company. You'll gain tremendous knowledge on the importance of internal control and compliance a big multinational  corporation, and how it contributes to accurate financial reporting and efficient process flow within the business.

We offer a very international and dynamic work environment, which offers people the freedom to take initiatives. You will play an important role in driving change and achieving tangible results within the organization and will get a unique opportunity to learn about finance processes with a team of expert. You interact with different functions (Finance, Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, HR...). Within Danone Benelux, an Internal Control position is an important part of a Finance development program.

What's next?

If we just described your profile, please click the “Apply now” button! You have until the 12th November 2020 to apply, however as we screen candidates on a regular basis we recommend you apply as soon as possible. The recruitment process for internships is as follows: Stage One – submit your application with your CV and Cover Letter; Stage Two – we will get to know you better through answering some questions which you will submit through video (or a written) format; Stage Three – we will invite you to an interview with your team. Please note that sometimes there are slight changes to this process.

To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

If you need more information, please contact me.

Eugenia Bouzas
Talent Recruitment Intern