• Internship - General Ledger Accountant

    Job Location NL-Amersfoort
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    Are you.....

    Eager to learn, flexible and result oriented? Are you following a study in the area of accounting or business economics? And would you like to do an internship in an international fast evolving environment?  Then you are the one we’re looking for!


    About KAO

    Kao is a leading international player in the premium beauty segment and employs around 33.000 people worldwide. Kao Benelux sells global brands John Frieda, Guhl, Molton Brown, Bioré, Goldwell en KMS.

    Kao Benelux is situated in Amersfoort, and in the process of establishing an EMEA Financial Shared Service centre. We are putting together an innovative no-nonsense team that is setting up a first class, highly structured and automated Financial Shared Service Centre.




    During this internship you will be exposed to a variety of activities within the General Ledger department such as assisting with:

    • month end activities and month end journal entries for assigned entities, consolidation of actuals, timely reconciliation of all GL accounts;
    • cross-departmental month end close activities, accruals, deferrals and other close related entries;
    • cost center re-allocations and intercompany recharges;
    • ensuring completeness and correctness of entries in the books;
    • cross departmental projects regarding continuous improvement and optimization of financial, reporting and business processes;
    • balance sheet reconciliations;
    • fixed asset process and related controls and reconciliations;
    • local statutory accounting and coordination with outsourcing partners;
    • process optimization through automation (blackline) and robotization, but also sensible process adjustments.

    You will have the opportunity to get a good taste of what it means to work for a fast developing Financial Shared Service Centre.


    We are looking for two interns for a period larger than three months, who are finalizing their Bachelor or Master degree (HBO or WO). Furthermore you are:

    • Fluent in English
    • Proactive
    • Structured
    • Good with numbers and processes
    • Analytically strong
    • A self-starter

    What’s in it for you?

    During your internship you will be exposed to an International Financial Shared Service centre. As we are in the process of setting up Shared Services, you will witness and take part in change processes. You will see how an organization grows in efficiency.


    Starting day 1 you will get your own responsibilities. You will be assigned to a senior accountant who will support you in your personal development and your study assignment.


    You will be part of a professional, experienced team. In KAO you will find colleagues in all age ranges, and of all sorts, types and cultures. We synergize each other’s strengths and strive together for the best results.


    Kao offers an internship compensation of 500 euro per month (fulltime).


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