Finance Student Assistant

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Finance Student Assistant
CopenhagenStudentFinance/AccountingRef.: SV-171828
Svitzer offers an exciting and attractive student position in an international environment that provides continuous professional and personal development. As a student assistant in the Finance and Accounting Team at Svitzer you will have the opportunity to grow your career while developing your skills within accounting and reporting of various financial data.
We Offer
You will be joining an industry leader that generates USD 660M in annual revenue and contributes to the Maersk Group’s ambition of transforming and maintaining a leading position within the towage industry. The position offers the right candidate an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and international company with the possibility of continuous professional and personal development, both within the Svitzer Group and Maersk Group.

The role is based at our Head Office in Copenhagen. You will join the global Finance and Accounting Team. This team plans, monitors and controls the finance for approximately 4,000 employees and 450 vessels operating all over the world. A lean and flat structure in a performance driven culture gives you significant independence to impact your role and contribute to the performance of our team and our company.

Work hours are flexible, especially around examination periods. We expect you to work 15 - 20 hours per week.
Key Responsibilities
As a student assistant in Finance and Accounting, you will be working closely with colleagues in Copenhagen and across the globe to deliver the following responsibilities:

• Ad-hoc support to the Head of Finance and other colleagues, including data analysis and preparation of various reports.
• Overseeing the travel settlement process for Copenhagen based employees. Working closely with the Global Service Centre in India.
• Assisting the Finance Manager with various accounting and reporting tasks, e.g. cost coding review for invoice processing (Basware), month-end reporting, etc.
• Contributing and leading smaller improvements to business processes.
• Reporting to various Danish Authorities.
Who we are looking for
You are a confident, self-driven person who approaches tasks with a high level of energy.

• You are on the 2nd or 3rd year of your Bachelor’s Degree in a finance related subject, Mathematics or Economics with the intention to study a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or Mathematics.
• You have excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel and Powerpoint for reports and presentations.
• You have some relevant work experience, e.g. from a previous student position.
• You have a certain level of business acumen, not necessarily from the maritime industry.
• You have a flair for communication and good interpersonal skills.
• You thrive in a busy and dynamic work environment. You are motivated by the international scope of our business.
• You enjoy taking ownership, responsibility and you are entrepreneurial about finding ways to improve the business.

Our working language is English and you must be fluent in writing as well as verbally. While speaking Danish is not a requirement, a student work permit is required if you are not an EU citizen.

Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will be closed as soon as we have secured the right person for the job.
>Last application date: 04 June 2018.
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For more than 175 years, Svitzer has been providing customised marine services to clients worldwide. Our diverse and purpose built fleet of 400+ vessels operates in more than 40 countries, providing tailored solutions in harbour, terminal and offshore towage as well as in salvage operations. The cornerstone of our business is an unconditional respect for each other and the world we live in. To achieve this, Svitzer sets the highest standards of training and knowledge in our industry, and encourages a culture of safety, innovation, and entrepreneurship amongst its employees. We stand ready to provide safety and support at sea.
Being a part of the Maersk Group with over 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries, we have the scope to help you achieve even your most ambitious career goals.