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Internship: Technical Accounting and Oversight (Non-thesis)

Internship Amsterdam, NL
Posted 15 Feb 2021

Degree level


Job function


Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years


28 Mar 2021 21:59

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This internship is not open to combine it with a graduation/thesis research, and as such we require you to be available 40 hours per week to support our team.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Join the Technical Accounting and Oversight team (TA&O) specialists in performing research on particular accounting matters related to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and gain experience working on various projects, both in collaboration with the team and independently.

You are responsible for

  • Assisting TA&O specialists in performing research on particular accounting matters relating to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Organize and help facilitate training events for the finance community
  • Prepare accounting PowerPoint presentations for various stakeholders
  • Help in performing financial reporting reviews
  • Revision of Philips accounting manual

You are a part of

The TA&O team within Accounting, Reporting and Internal Control (ARIC) in Royal Philips. The TA&O team is responsible for the establishment and communication of the accounting policies of Royal Philips and for keeping these policies up to date.

You will be working at our head office in Amsterdam.

Due to the current COVID19 situation, we do support you working from home. Depending the rules and conditions as provided by our Philips Management, we might be able to grand you visit our offices.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in: Accounting and/or Finance
  • Background knowledge in accounting as part of your education
  • Excellent knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Team player with ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills and a can-do, positive mindset
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Previous internship experience within accounting is a plus

In return, we offer you

The unique opportunity to contribute to the accounting knowledge within our organization while working as part of an international team and collaborating on many cross-team projects. We welcome you to grow personally and professionally, and become a part of the Royal Philips talent network!

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Life at Philips is an opportunity for personal and professional growth. And a journey into the unexpected; our people often experience moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

In addition to being purpose-driven, we deeply believe in equality and that our people should be a reflection of the society and countries in which we operate. So we value our people in all aspects of diversity, whether generational, gender, experience, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, or other aspects. We believe that a flexible and inclusive culture invites a full spectrum of ideas, opinions, and experiences, and strive to create it wherever possible.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


Required documents in order for us to continue with your application:

  • Resume

Please note that in order to be considered for an internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation of which may be requested at any time. Students from outside the EU need to fill in an NUFFIC agreement, which needs to be signed by the student and the university.

Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience. 

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Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s lives across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Applying advanced technologies and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips delivers integrated solutions that address the Quadruple Aim: improved patient experience, better health outcomes, improved staff experience, and lower cost of care.

Active in 100 countries
11,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 39 years

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