International Development Advisory Services Trainee

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Apply for our International Development Advisory Services Trainee position in Helsinki!

We might be looking for you, if you are a 3rd-5th year student or a recent M.Sc. graduate. With an enthusiastic attitude and interest in international assignments you can go a long way, but if you also have previous work experience in auditing, development cooperation, renewable energy or financial management, it will be considered as an advantage!

What do we have to offer you?

It is important for us to identify young talent at an early stage in our careers, and that is why we are investing in the best possible conditions for learning and developing at work during your trainee period. For the whole trainee period you will have your own peer advisor who helps you with any question you might have.

KPMG's International Development Advisory Services, IDAS, works on international development cooperation projects. Our IDAS team’s assignments include audits, evaluations and other expert services for programs in developing countries. Auditing includes an assessment of the financial management and management capacity, the verification of financial figures and the audit of internal controls. KPMG is also implementing a renewable energy project focusing on southern and eastern Africa, which provides start-up companies with grant funding and business development services. Tasks related to the implementation of this project include organizing funding application rounds, evaluating funding applications, monitoring the use of funding and field inspections in the target countries, and organizing financial and networking events. You’ll be working in Finland as well as abroad.

Developing your skills is important to us, and we want to support your goals by providing challenging and engaging jobs. You’ll get to familiarize yourself with financial management, renewable energy and auditing tasks by working side by side with our specialists on various client assignments. As an IDAS trainee, your daily work may include tasks such as:

  • financial monitoring
  • assisting in auditing tasks
  • reviewing funding applications and project reporting
  • communication with the international team and external stakeholders
  • data processing and preparing reports in Finnish and English

The versatility of our clientele and the superb team guarantee that every day is different. We want to achieve our goals through collaboration, new ways of thinking as well as relying on openness and integrity in everything we do.

We offer you an excellent working environment at our office located next to Töölönlahti and the possibility to enjoy versatile leisure activity options.

This is a temporary (3-4 months) full-time paid position based in our office in Helsinki. The trainee program starts in September 2020.

Who are you?

Now it is your turn, we hope that you are as excited as we are about our trainee program at KPMG. Send your application no later than March 1st, 2020 in Please attach your cover letter and CV, and your latest student register/degree certificate.

If you have any questions about our trainee program, contact our recruitment team:

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