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Finance & Control; Improvement on (financial) monitoring & control

Posted 12 Jul 2024
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0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
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Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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About Thales

In the Netherlands, where more than 2500 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions and research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

A wide range of business is operated from the location of Thales Huizen. Most activities fall under the Global Business Unit Secure Communication and Information Systems (SIX) in two different business lines: Radio Communication Products (RCP) and Protection Systems (PRS). Next to this we also report on the business line Cyber Defense Solutions (CDS) as part of the Global Business Unit Digital Identity & Security (DIS).

Thales Huizen develops and produces its own product called SOTAS. SOTAS is a tactical radio and communication solution for military vehicles, which is sold worldwide through other directly to the customers or through other Thales entities. Furthermore, Thales Huizen offers cyber- and site security for different customers and maintains some trainers and simulators for the Dutch army.

About the team

The finance department of Thales Nederland consists of ~50 team members organized in 2 different competence centers (clusters):

  • Shared Services Accounting, Reporting & Controlling;
  • Bid & Project, Industrial and Procurement Control (Business Control)

You are part of the Finance & Control team that is located in Huizen that consist of seven people.

About the assignment

Finance & Control in Huizen has several improvement trajectories it would like to focus on for the next year(s):

  • Improve steering information by improving data quality, for example by use of Business Intelligence tools, on all (financial or operational) data;
  • Improve steering information on product line research and development programs in order to improve the predictability of the results of the organization;
  • Improve and simplify cost estimation processes for projects in order to create efficiency and improve the predictability of the results of the organization;
  • Improve steering information for the Cyber business unit in order to support the operational departments and facilitate effective decision making.

Based on the above potential assignments we can discuss the exact assignment with you to match the specific assignment with your interests.

Affinity and/or experience with

  • Excel and/or PowerBI;
  • Process-oriented;
  • Planning models;
  • Data Expert/Scientist, Excel guru, Database knowledgeable;
  • Continuous improvement;
  • Stakeholder management.

About you

Good communication skills, English speaking, Open for feedback, Willingness to learn, able to define a clear planning, weekly (self-)reflection

What’s in it for you

  • Get to know all business processes and supporting systems of (an organization like) Thales in a short period of time.
  • Work on both soft and hard skills, in close collaboration with other teams/ stakeholders.
  • Have direct impact on a crucial business processes, and provide useful insights to support strategical decision making.
  • An interesting internship assignment within our high-tech, innovative work environment;
  • Guidance by Senior Financial from Thales Nederland B.V.;
  • A comfortable, flexible work space in a modern environment;
  • An excellent internship allowance;
  • Its own student association where you can participate in educational and fun activities.

With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2500 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ).
Do you want to kickstart your career in an international high-tech environment? And are you looking for a traineeship where you can develop your personal skills? Our traineeship starts in October 2023. Check www.thalestraineeship.nl

Engineering
Hengelo
Active in 65 countries
2,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 45 years