Accounting Internship

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Date: Mar 7, 2023

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.



The Accounting Intern will work under the mentorship and direction of R2R Experts to carry out various duties. This internship is an ideal opportunity to develop your skills in a real-world work environment.



  • You will be involved in specific accounting areas in the Nordics region, e.g. general ledger, inventory, intercompany, fixed assets, pension, tax, payroll accounting, balance sheet account reconciliation);
  • You will be working with SAP system and consolidation and reporting tool that is called HFM, 
  • You will be involved in internal and external audits;
  • You will be working closely with our outsourcing partner and other functions (AP/AR/Accounting controllers) to make sure end-to-end R2R processes are adhered to and performed with the right quality; 
  • You will be involved (and learn a lot) in a number of process improvement projects that require accounting expertise such as month-end close closing process harmonization, balance sheet reconciliation process and related automation, redesign of the cost center structures, system-related implementations and moreover you will be responsible for maintaining business communication with stakeholders from all around the world


About you:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting or similar field,
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel,
  • Advanced English both verbal and written (any additional foreign language would be an asset since we are responsible for all countries in Europe),
  • Experience in General Ledger or other R2R processes or experience in I2P/I2C will be a plus, 
  • You are not afraid of working in a dynamic environment, you are a communicative person, and you have the practical ability to listen and openly share your ideas with others;
  • You are a fast learner and you are focused on development;
  • You are proactive and have can-do-attitude


At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 29145