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Financial Control (Fixed-term internship; Amsterdam)

Hybrid
  • Amsterdam, Aruba, Netherlands

Job description

Are you looking for a finance internship at a Venture-Capital backed software start-up and do you have an eye for detail and numbers? Then apply now and join us at Soda Data as our Financial Controlling Internship in Amsterdam starting September 2024!

About us

Soda is an early-stage VC-backed software company. We are on a mission to bring everyone closer to the data. We believe that all stakeholders in the data (and we think that’s everyone) should be able to understand it, trust it, and stay on top of it. We are pioneering the fastest-growing category in the data and analytics space, known as data observability. We allow teams to discover, prioritize, and collaboratively resolve data issues. Our integrated platform brings everyone closer to the data, resulting in data products and analytics that everyone can trust.

We’re an international team, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and dispersed globally.


About The Job
As an intern within Soda, you will be challenged to perform at a very high level. You will work alongside our Head of Finance to support our financial processes Purchase-to-Pay, Record-to-Report as well as Order-to-Cash. You will also perform budgeting/forecasting. This experience can give you empowerment, autonomy, and a complete overview of the financial controller's job including some business control activities. You will also gain a lot of knowledge about the accounting software Exact Online and Quickbooks Online (for our US business) as well as Excel and Google Sheets. Next to that, you will learn about properly communicating (verbally and written) with customers, suppliers, and colleagues.

Your manager will be our Finance Lead and you will work closely together with him. You will also be working with other departments in different countries, mainly Operations and HR, which will give you the opportunity to see how a truly international company works.

Your main responsibilities are to


  • Process and book purchase invoices and employee expenses into our accounting software;

  • Prepare weekly payment batches for purchase invoices and employee expenses;

  • Book bank transactions into our accounting software including reconciliations;

  • Support with month-end activities and preparation of monthly reporting including actuals versus budget (financial control including cost control);

  • Support in budget and forecast preparation (business control);

  • Create and send out sales invoices;

  • Send reminders to customers for late payment;

  • Process ad hoc tasks related to requests from the business, suppliers, customers, governments.

Job requirements

About You

So, what are we looking for? You are a Bachelor/Master’s student in Finance or related fields. You are able to work accurately and be focused on details. Also, you have to be able to communicate with colleagues from different countries. You should have knowledge of Excel/Spreadsheet tools, have strong analytical skills and basic knowledge of accounting. In addition, we are looking for an open person who isn’t afraid to ask questions and with a strong motivation for continuous improvement.

There are also some compulsory requirements


  • Ideally available to start Monday 9th of September for a minimum of 5 months, 5 days per week;

  • You are fluent in English and Dutch - oral and written;

  • You are able to work from Amsterdam 4 times per week.

  • You have the independent right to work in the Netherlands

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