Intern Finance & Controlling


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • The Intern Finance & Controlling will get to know the different processes within the finance department with a particular focus on the Order to cash and Adhesives Controlling function and support the team in tasks and special projects.
  • Supports day-to-day credit management activities for assigned customers debt collection.
  • Assists with month end closing activities and process for timely delivery.
  • Preparation of monthly meetings with business units to analyze Accounts Receivables & overdue performance.
  • Supports regular OTC process reviews to ensure adherence with Henkel's corporate standards.
  • Participates and proactively supports finance projects for example in the area of digitalization, CSR or process optimization.
  • Supports the monthly standard reporting process for Adhesives and works together with financial controlling & accounting during the month-end closing to ensure adherence to accounting standards.
  • Conducts monthly review of structural block costs and identifies and formulates block cost allocation keys per SBU based on updated guidelines.
  • Tracking and steering of material price variances and other operational KPIs (eg. working capital, transport costs, processing costs, gross profit).
  • Supports preparation of presentations for business unit meetings where financial input/commentary is required.
  • Performs monthly variance analysis of financial results vs. budget / previous year and ad-hoc analyses to support business decisions.


  • Bachelor Degree in Financial Management, Management Accounting or equivalent
  • First work experience gained within Finance and Controlling.
  • Good understanding of accounting systems and concepts as well as general business.
  • Personal skills: Be organized with personal workload, efficient and accurate, ability to work independently and to take initiative, willingness to learn and determination to achieve, ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks, work well under pressure, good written and verbal communication skills (in English), team player, positive attitude towards change and improvement, problem-solving, analytical and numerical skills.
  • Advanced MS Office skills (specifically Excel) and working experience in SAP a plus.
JOB ID: 21025605
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Limited Term
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