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Thesis/Research Internship – Finance, Risk & Compliance - Financial Services

Internship Amsterdam, NL
Posted 30 Mar 2021

Degree level


Job function


Required language

Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

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Job Description

Become a leader in finance, risk or compliance in the financial services sector! Financial institutions are currently facing major challenges with regard to their ability to meet new regulatory standards and effectively manage their risks and finances in a sustainable, future-proof way. Not to mention the pressure that financial service providers are facing as disruptors have entered these markets, forcing organizations to assess their digital capabilities, technological efficiencies, data analytics and overall revolutionize the way they work. This graduate internship will provide you with an opportunity to dig deep into these ‘hot topics’ and learn about the financial services industry as a whole. 


Your job


Your research will focus on topics related to finance, risk or compliance for financial services providers such as banks and insurers. During your internship, you will research different methods of finance, risk or compliance management used in organizations. For example, how certain banks are using artificial intelligence in their ‘ Know Your Customer’ (KYC) operations, how the insurance business is prepared to meet changing regulatory demands, or how banks are planning to mitigate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks as the pressure to do so increases. You will use your insights to develop new ideas for financial services providers with regard to your chosen topic. Together, we will develop a research question that suits you, the financial services provider and your university.


Next to the master thesis, Accenture offers you the possibility to develop your professional skills. Graduating at Accenture is more than just getting your degree. For instance, we stimulate our interns to engage in extra activities such as writing articles, organizing deep dive or round table events, and networking by meeting with and presenting results to experts in a variety of field. We furthermore encourage all graduate interns to engage with different parts of the organization to get a grasp of Accenture and the work we do. At Accenture, the sky is the limit.

Your team


Our consultants in Strategy & Consulting are changing businesses every day using deep industry insights, knowledge and innovative ideas. Positioned at the crucial intersection of business, technology and industry, we devise creative new strategies based on trends, insights and data. With an eye for competitive advantage, digital disruption, operating models and the future workforce, we take on the challenge of designing and implementing transformative business solutions, using the newest technology.


Our research-based advice and situational analyses enable our clients to act with speed and confidence. Whether we're investigating complex issues or identifying new opportunities, our work always comes down to one thing: unlocking value and creating real, tangible impacts.


To be specific - you will be part of the Finance, Risk and Compliance team. This a team dedicated to serving clients from the Financial Services sector. Within the broader Accenture organization, Finance, Risk and Compliance is part of the functional group of CFO & Enterprise Value (EV). CFO & EV is a global group of finance experts providing strategy and consulting services to CFOs of all kinds of organizations. Although Finance, Risk and Compliance is specialized in the financial industry, CFO & EV tackles relevant topics cross industry, such as digital finance, zero-based finance and financial planning


Your background


  • You are a Master student in the final year of your graduation from a Dutch university with a relevant specialization in areas such as Business Administration, Finance, Law, Economics, Econometrics, (Business) Information Technology, Industrial/Financial engineering, or Sustainability Studies.
  • You are a team player with excellent communication skills;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English;
  • You work independently and have a hands-on mentality, you are creative and take responsibility, and you have a strong intrinsic motivation to take ownership over your work.


Our Offer

Within Accenture we offer you a work environment* with a focus on your personal development, in which you will get a lot of responsibility. You work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses.

  • You will be guided by a team of experienced consultants;
  • You will receive a compensation and a laptop;
  • You will gain knowledge and expertise of Accenture;
  • You will gain experience within a large international consulting firm;
  • You will expand your professional network.

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Accenture is wereldwijd actief op het gebied van Management Consulting, Technology en Outsourcing. Wij combineren ongeëvenaarde ervaring in diverse bedrijfstakken en bedrijfsfuncties met degelijke knowhow en expertise, en daarnaast doen wij grondig onderzoek naar wat de best presterende bedrijven ter wereld zo succesvol maakt. Accenture werkt nauw samen met haar klanten om hen te helpen high performance bedrijven en overheden te worden.

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