Internship Audit - Ghent (Sector Focus: Industries)

1406251BEL-Sint-Denijs-Westrem

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As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. This is what makes us different, and renders working here a unique, lifetime experience.

 

Job scope

 

As an audit intern at EY, your main aim will be to provide independent verification of our clients' compliance with accounting principles. By doing so, you play an important role in helping businesses accurately reflect their financial picture and, in turn, protecting financial markets.

Our audit teams work with many of the world’s leading and fastest growing companies, as well as with family-owned businesses and startups active in a variety of industries (included but not limited to automotive, government and public sector, consumer products, media and entertainment, oil and gas, power and utilities and technology).

 

Your main tasks and responsibilities – internship March - May

 

  • You will mainly contribute to the final audit phase, which is focused on the audit of accounting and financial reporting information. The final audit follows the risk assessment performed and which takes into consideration potential fraud risks, significant risks, business risks, macro economical risks etc.;
  • You will audit the financial statements using our international audit methodology and information obtained from the client; data driven audit techniques and process analytics;
  • You will collect information in order to make an informed decision about the accuracy of financial statement accounts, such as accounts receivable, cash & banks, fixed assets, revenue, expenditures, etc.;
  • In case of group audits, you will be involved in the follow-up and review of the reporting by international audit teams as well as the audit of the consolidation;
  • Your role might also require the audit of the conversion of different GAAPs (eg. BE GAAP towards IFRS or US GAAP) including verifying related equity reconciliations.
  • You will assist the audit team and partner in the going concern assessment through executing ratio analyses and reviewing the business plan and cash forecast.
  • Finally, you will be invited to closing meetings which will include the formal debrief of the audit work performed towards management and C-level. During these meetings you are able to provide added value and recommendations or attention points on internal controls, financial KPI’s, best practices, legal updates, macro economic developments etc.

 

 Your main tasks and responsibilities – internship October - December

 

  • You will mainly contribute to the interim audit phase,
  • You will focus on the understanding of the client’s business and prepare a risk assessment which takes into consideration potential fraud risks, significant risks, business risks, macro-economic risks etc.;
  • You will analyze interim financial statements using our international audit methodology and information obtained from the client; data driven audit techniques and process analytics;
  • Next to that, you will analyze business processes by interviewing client personnel and obtaining supporting information
  • You will create and use data cubes to support your understanding of a financial process as well as the business of the client and report thereon.
  • During the interim audit already a large part of the year-end audit is covered and therefore you will also:
    • Collect information in order to make an informed decision about the accuracy of financial statement accounts, such as accounts receivable, cash & banks, fixed assets, revenue, expenditures, etc;
    • In case of group audits, you will be involved in the follow-up and review of the reporting by international audit teams as well as the audit of the consolidation;
    • Your role might also require the audit of the conversion of different GAAPs (eg. BE GAAP towards IFRS or US GAAP) including verifying related equity reconciliations.
    • You will assist the audit team and partner in the going concern assessment through executing ratio analyses and reviewing business plan and cash forecast.
    • Finally, you will be invited to closing meetings which will include the formal debrief of the audit work performed towards management and C-level. During these meetings you are able to provide added value and recommendations or attention points on internal controls, financial KPI’s, best practices, legal updates, macro-economic developments etc.

 

 

 

To qualify for the role you must have

 

We recruit and develop interns with intellectual curiosity, strong analytical skills and creativity, and attention to detail that allow us to look beyond the numbers and help our clients to address complex problems. More concretely, we are looking for the following profiles:

 

  • You are a last year master student in (Applied) Economics, Business Engineering or Commercial Sciences;
  • Your university can provide an internship convention;
  • You are a born team player, critical, curious and results-oriented;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and have an excellent written and spoken knowledge of English.

 

What working at EY offers

 

  • You will join a young, dynamic team, genuinely passionate about its work, within a leading global professional services firm;
  • We provide extensive trainings, both on technical matters, as well on soft skills and project management;
  • We will support you to “learn on the job” from more experienced professionals in our team, who take on a coaching and mentoring role;
  • The possibility to stay at EY (permanent contract) after a positive evaluation;
  • We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service, without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing profession might require regular travel, and at times working at client sites, we are committed to help you achieve a work-life balance;
  • At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.