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Trainee IFRS Desk - Internship Belgium,  

Solvay (company)

Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description

Our Company: 
  • Our company is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. 
  • With our historical anchorage in Europe, our products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim  to improve quality of life and customer performance.  
  • The drive to achieve our aim has resulted in 90 percent of our revenue being generated from businesses that are among the top three global leaders in their field.  
  • Our company  has 13 Group Functions : Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Sustainable Development, Communications, Government & Public Affairs, Industrial, Research and Innovation, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Intellectual Assets Management and Multi Business Unit Commercial Network. 
The department:
  The IFRS Desk is part of the Group Accounting and Reporting Department (GAR). Its tasks are as follows: 
  •  Act as an internal IFRS consultant on a variety of transactions. 
  • As such, the IFRS Desk works with a multitude of departments, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Treasury, the Business Units, GAR, Accountants, Tax; 
  • Ensure IFRS compliance of material contracts/transactions, so called Complex Contracts; 
  • Discuss IFRS positions with the Group Auditor; 
  •  Provide IFRS trainings to the above mentioned departments; 
  • Implement new IFRSs and update the financial reporting guide; 
  • Assist in preparation of financial reporting.  
Your key Responsibilities:  
  Within the IFRS Desk, the trainee will assist the team, mainly on the following tasks: 
  • Confirmation procedures on Complex Contracts. Complex Contracts require in-depth analysis and include leases, derivatives, etc 
  • IFRS 16 (Leases) implementation project 
  •  Preparation of IFRS presentations 
  • Preparation of quarterly interim financials to be published as part of the press releases

ASAP, for 6 months period minimum to 1 year 

  • Young graduates / last year students of Master degree in Business Administration, Economics, Management or similar orientation;
  • Language skills: English (very good). Additional languages, especially French or Portuguese, are an advantage;
  •  Team player, result oriented, curious, open minded, rigorous and discrete.  Experience Entry level (0 to 2 years) 


Brussels Brussels Capital Belgium

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