Internship Financial Controller



We are looking for an ambitious intern to reinforce the Finance team responsible for our Insurance Assets. Are you ready for a challenge in Accounting and Reporting and able to deal with tight deadlines and peak loads? Would you like to gain work experience in a dynamic environment that requires you to react quickly to economic, financial and political developments around the world? If you recognize yourself in this profile, then we have just the right internship position for you!    


Departments main responsibilities

  • Manage the (internal) general ledgers of the Insurance Clients and responsible for reporting according to both the ‘group accounting framework’ and the ‘local accounting framework’ (both IFRS)
  • Monthly reports including analyses
  • Providing clear interpretation of rules and requirements to owner of source system concerning the information requirements and be responsible for updating procedures (SOX, IFRS, Solvency II)
  • Managing the (internal) general ledger of the Trading Vehicle for Derivatives including the intercompany reconciliation
  • Consolidation reporting
  • Participate in projects


Your challenge

  • Gain experience in Accounting and Reporting
  • Gain knowledge of asset management in an insurance environment
  • Gain knowledge of regulatory requirements (DNB,WFT), AO/IC, Solvency II and IFRS
  • Gain knowledge of Financial Accounting Systems
  • Gain knowledge Month end Closing process Trading Vehicle is a plus
  • Gain knowledge of Derivatives
  • Gain knowledge of (advanced) Hedge Accounting
  • Fluent in English, Dutch is a plus


You are

a Bachelor/Master (University) student Finance / Accounting.


Your competencies

  • Team player, but can also work independently
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Excellent communicative skills
  • Flexible attitude and mentality
  • Stress resistant


Your department and challenge

The department is responsible for the financial accounting and reporting of the investment portfolios of the NN Insurance companies in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Greece. All accounting and reporting activities have to comply with internal (clients, group) and external (supervisor) requirements. In the changing environment the department has to act as a partner in business by being able to analyze and – if required – be able to quickly implement new strategies and / or products. Moreover, the department has to be able to quickly react on new requirements of the external supervisor (among others changes in IFRS).


We offer you

  • The opportunity to gain inside knowledge and work experience within an international asset manager;
  • Experience and work in an entrepreneurial and performance driven culture that gives you the freedom to use your talent, express your ideas and execute them;
  • A multicultural, professional and dynamic environment stimulating you to get the best out of you and accelerate your professional development.
  • Internship allowance of €600 (University) based on an 36-hours workweek.


Application & Requirements

Students have to be currently enrolled in a Bachelor/Master’s programme to be eligible for this internship.

Students with passports from outside the EU need to be in the possession of a valid (Dutch IND) residence permit to apply for this internship.
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration. Next to a resume a motivational letter is required.

For more information about the application you can contact the NN Internship Office, phone: 070 513 4629 or email:

 Within two weeks you will receive a response to your application.



This is what we offer you


Competitive and attractive remuneration package combined with working conditions that give room for individual choices.


Work with experts from various cultural and professional background who strive for better results each day.


Exposure to senior management and experts and clear responsibilities and goals.


Diverse global product offering and client base and entrepreneurial playing field.

Application process

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  1. Application

    Fill in the application form and upload your CV and cover letter

    Our advise

    Make sure to include why this position fits you and why you would like to join our company in your cover letter. Your motivation matters as much as your qualifications.

  2. Interviews

    If you're amongst the shortlisted candidates you will be invited for a first interview with a professional from the business. If you convince us that you are up for the challenge, you will be invited for a second interview with the Recruiter and Hiring Manager.
    Additional interviews may also be organised.

    Our advise

    In the vacancy text you can find the required competencies for each position. Next to that we look for people who share our core values: Care, Clear, Commit. In out NN statement of Living our Values you can read what these values stand for.

  3. Assessment (optional)

    For most of the positions an assessment is not required. However, if this a prerequisite, you will be further informed at the beginning of your application.

  4. Offer and Pre-boarding

    Congratulations! After you have accepted our offer we will start the pre-boarding procedure which includes a Pre-Employment Screening Meeting at our office and a reference check.

    Our advise

    Make sure you have your original certificates and diplomas ready so that we are able to check their authenticity during the Pre-Employment Screening Meeting.

  5. On-boarding

    Our extensive on-boarding programme ensures you will experience a smooth transition into our company. From the beginning, we want you to feel a part of the team.

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