Office Location: S**** Luxembourg
Application deadline: Monday 20th February by midnight
Assessment Centres: March-April
Start date: July or September 2017
(COMPANY NAME) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. We're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them.
We run our business in much the same way. Our employees come as they are and do what they love. Imagine the opportunities you’ll have in a company with more than 100,000 employees in more than 100 countries, working on hundreds of products—spanning games, phones, developer tools, business solutions and operating systems. We work hard, but we value work/life balance, and each of us defines what that means to us. So why not explore what we do, where we do it, and what life is really like at (COMPANY NAME). You just might be surprised.
No matter what your passion is, you’ll find it here. You can work on a multi-billion-dollar global business or a revolutionary technology that hasn’t yet left the lab. Join us at (COMPANY NAME) and start your journey.
12 MONTH INTERNSHIP OFFERING
Our Internship Program offers you the opportunity to join (COMPANY NAME) on a real job role in various job families including Marketing, Sales, Services, IT and Operations. On top of your role, you’ll have the chance to join our dynamic community of international interns, enabling you to build a global network of contacts and to gain exposure to real (COMPANY NAME) business activities and leaders in the world!
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN FINANCE OPERATIONS @ S**** LUXEMBOURG
If you love the pursuit of excellence and are inspired by the challenges that come through driving the innovations that impact how the world lives, works, and plays, then (COMPANY NAME) Operations gives you the chance to deliver value to our customers and partners and across the company.
Our (COMPANY NAME) operations team is responsible for the global operations of our Commercial, Consumer, Services, (COMPANY NAME) Business Solutions, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) businesses. We focus on the strategy, development, and execution of launch planning, agreement processing, invoicing, and supply chain solutions for (COMPANY NAME)’s products and services worldwide.
Operations Finance is a global organization with teams located in Redmond, Reno, Ft. Lauderdale, Puerto Rico, Dublin, Luxembourg, Espoo, Istanbul, Delhi, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Beijing. Operations Finance delivers cost optimization, operational strategy development & implementation and business insights in order to drive competitive advantage and compliance within our accounting, revenue recognition and tax models. Operations Finance is central to enabling new business models, business transformation and emerging market development. Operations Finance also leads (COMPANY NAME)’s licensing and partner audit function which is a significant compliance motion for the company.
S**** is a software that enables the world’s conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share130 files with other S**** users. Everyday people everywhere also use S**** to make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles. S**** is a part of the (COMPANY NAME) Corporation which is the world's number one software company.
Applications to this opportunity are considered for all available Finance Operations roles. Typical roles sit within our Controller & Revenue teams.
Here is an example of what you could be doing – bear in mind you will be assessed for all available roles, and assigned to the position we believe is the best fit for you based on your background, career expectations, performance at interview stage and available roles at the time of hiring:
The Controller team is part of the Finance Department and ensures the accounting and analysis of S****’s statutory financial statements. Skype was founded in 2003 and has statutory subsidiaries in Luxembourg, Sweden, Czech Republic, Estonia, UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and the US. You should be involved in various project support, statutory financial statements preparation, analyze and review accounting entries, assist in the preparation of internal reports, participate in month end close process, monthly balance sheet reviews, assist the team on various other tasks, including helping organize the Finance team offsite events, learning weeks and lunch & learns.
The Revenue team is part of the Finance Department and ensures the accounting and analysis of SS**** kype Revenue. S****’s biggest revenue stream is made of communications sold directly to users on S****.com. Partner revenue includes a variety of revenue streams e.g. any retail sales where third parties provide access to new markets, and promote the S**** brand and the S**** products (regional partners, resellers and retailers). Partner revenue also includes indirect monetization such as licensing and advertising. You should be involved in Revenue related contract review, Being a key contact for external partners to make sure that all reporting, invoicing and collections are handled as smoothly as possible, Sales activity analysis, and the reconciliation of internal and external data, Being a key contact for internal stakeholders (FP&A, Accounting Policy and Business teams) for the operationalization and management of new revenue streams, Preparing the correct journal entries for such streams and ensuring proper accounting, Controlling the retail and promotional voucher process, Participating in month end close process, Improving work flow and tools for better efficiency, Assisting the Revenue team on various other tasks, including helping organize the Finance team-building offsite event and learning week
EUR 2,300 per month
There is free food and drink, a foosball table, a tennis table, an Xbox and plenty of passionate people.
Scenario assessment (online test)
Screening interview (Skype)
Assessment Centre (@ (COMPANY NAME))
Pursuing a full time Bachelor’s or Master´s degree in Finance or Accounting related fields
Desire to build a long-term career at (COMPANY NAME) in a similar function, particularly as part of our full time (COMPANY NAME) Academy for College Hires (MACH) graduate program
Demonstrated ability in program or project management, preferably in the technology field
Excellent cross-group collaboration skills, including the ability to comfortably communicate with senior management at (COMPANY NAME)
Strong analytical and strategic thinking, but also not afraid to act
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, deal with ambiguity, make trade-off decisions, meet deadlines, and drive for results
Available to start in July or September 2017
Fluent in English, additional European languages could be an advantage
Full work authorization to work in Luxembourg