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Finance Internship

Posted 10 Jun 2024
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0 to 1 years
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Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you passionate about Finance and do you want to develop and apply your skills to change the world of work forever?

At blackbear you get the opportunity to work with our Finance Team to ensure efficient and effective operations around our Finances within blackbear.

Our platform connects organisations with freelance talent, enabling flexible, secure, and efficient work without sacrificing quality. By blending agency and freelance work seamlessly, we're reshaping the future of work. At blackbear, we're not just filling capacity gaps; we're redefining how work gets done.

The team and the role

You will be part of our Finance Team, which is responsible for various activities such as bookkeeping & accounting, financial planning & analysis and fundraising & investor relations. Together, they play a critical role in helping our company achieve its goals by managing its (financial) resources effectively to continue growing the business.

During this internship you will work together with the team to ensure that the blackbear organisation runs as smoothly as possible. You will learn all about Finance in a start-up environment and will support the team in day-to-day operations as well as complex tasks, such as debtor management, handling requests, and supporting in the preparation of documentation and reports.

You will work alongside our Financial Controller Tom and our Financial Specialist Alan, who will teach you the tricks of the trade.

We balance our ambitious goals with a pleasant working atmosphere. The average age at blackbear is 28 years old, we’re a young team with lots of talent that balances working hard to reach our goals with fun times.

Ready to reshape the future of work?

What you will learn

Your internship is flexible; we believe it's important to focus on what you want to develop, so you'll align personal learning goals with your own blackbear mentor.

During your internship, you will learn and further develop the following skills:

  • Managing accounts payable & receivable operations

  • Handling incoming Finance requests and emails.

  • Becoming proficient in bookkeeping and other administrative tasks.

  • Supporting in the preparation of VAT documentation on a monthly and quarterly basis.

  • Learning how to prepare and analyse various management reports (cash flows, liquidity forecasts, profit and loss statements, and balance sheets).

  • Working on diverse financial projects (e.g. rebuilding infrastructures, automating & optimising existing processes, cost reduction analyses, etc.)

  • Supporting the People Team with payroll activities.


Blackbear is a scale-up with a distinct character. Everyone who works with us shares the same drive for excellence and growth.

In addition to embodying the blackbear mentality, we expect the following to strengthen our team:

  • You are available from September 2024 onwards for 6 months for at least 4 days per week.

  • You are currently enrolled in or graduating from a Business- or Finance related study, at least at hbo-level.

  • You are passionate about Finance and data.

  • You have a high level of independence and proactivity.

  • You are diligent, have an excellent eye for detail, and can handle confidential information.

  • You have an analytical mind and love solving problems.

  • You are proficient in Excel or Google Sheets.

  • You are eager to learn and are looking to develop yourself personally and professionally.

  • Any previous experience in Finance is a plus.

  • Experience with Exact Online or HubSpot is a plus.

  • You are fluent in Dutch and have a working proficiency in English.

  • During the internship, you will be living in the Netherlands, within commuting distance to our office.

What we offer

At blackbear, we embrace a strong sense of purpose, ownership, collaboration, and mutual trust - all driving us towards reaching our ambitious goals.

As an intern, you become part of a dedicated team determined to achieve our ambitious goals. Together with interns in other departments, you will play a significant role in achieving these objectives.

Here's what we offer you:

➡️ You’re part of one of the fastest-growing Tech companies in The Netherlands.

➡️ A monthly internship allowance of 400 EUR gross, based on a 40-hour work week.

➡️ 5 paid vacation days to use during your internship.

➡️ Combination of remote work and office-based work.

➡️ We provide you with a work laptop and other necessary equipment.

➡️ Our team will guide you and ensure you gain valuable knowledge during your internship.

➡️ Together with your assigned mentor, you'll set concrete learning goals to work on and, if necessary, allocate time for your school projects.

➡️ Approximately 60% of our interns continue working at blackbear after their internship.

➡️ Healthy lunches and snacks are provided in our office.

➡️ An international working environment with driven colleagues and ample social activities.

This is blackbear

Blackbear was founded in 2018 and exists to unlock human potential by transforming how work gets done.

We believe that organisations shouldn’t have to compromise growth due to a lack of access to the right talent or skills. We also believe that individuals should be able to share their skills freely and contribute to projects and causes of their choice whenever and wherever they want.

You’ll be part of an ambitious, mission-driven team that’s changing the way the world gets work done. Through your work, you will have a direct impact on the way leading organisations collaborate with a network of over 12,000 working professionals, driving innovation and growth across the globe.

We’re thankful for the support and recognition we’ve received on our journey so far:

✅ VC-backed by No Such Ventures since 2022

🏆 Deloitte’s 2023 Technology Fast 50

🏆 MT/Sprout’s 2023 SaaS100

🏆 2022 Challenger50

Apply today, make an impact tomorrow

At blackbear, we prioritise finding the right fit for the internship. In doing so, we value inclusivity and emphasise a team rich in diversity in which everyone pursues their goals.

We aim to respond to your application within 3 working days. Our entire application process typically lasts around 4 weeks, though this may vary depending on the position.

Learn more about our recruitment process here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We’re a fast-growing 🚀 tech company that is redefining how organisations across the globe get work done! At blackbear, you will be part of an ambitious, hardworking pack of bears that is impacting how companies find the right skills for their work to innovate and grow.

IT
Schiphol-Rijk
Active in 80 countries
45 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 26 years