Finance RTR Trainee

Lisboa

Company Description

We Dream. We Do. We Deliver.

About Merkle

Merkle, a dentsu company, powers the experience economy. For more than 35 years, the company has put people at the heart of its approach to digital business transformation. As the only integrated experience consultancy in the world with a heritage in data science and business performance, Merkle delivers holistic, end-to-end experiences that drive growth, engagement, and loyalty. Merkle's expertise has earned recognition as a "Leader" by top industry analyst firms, in categories such as digital transformation and commerce, experience design, engineering and technology integration, digital marketing, data science, CRM and loyalty, and customer data management. With more than 16,000 employees, Merkle operates in 30+ countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information, visit www.merkle.com.

Job Description

As a Finance Trainee in our Record to Report (R2R) team, you will help maintain accurate financial records and contributing to the success of our organization. Your tasks will involve handling reconciliations, accruals, reporting, and providing support to more senior team members. Since this is a trainee position, we understand that you may not have prior experience in finance. Here are the main responsibilities for this role:

  • Help reconcile multiple financial accounts, including bank statements, intercompany transactions, and general ledger balances.
  • Resolve discrepancies promptly.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure accurate data reconciliation.
  • Participate in the month-end and year-end accrual processes.
  • Record and validate accrual entries for expenses, revenue, and other financial items.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and company policies.
  • Prepare financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Analyze financial data to identify trends and variances.
  • Help prepare management reports for senior leadership.
  • Work with experienced team members to learn best practices and gain practical experience.
  • Collaborate on special projects related to process improvement, system enhancements, or financial analysis.
  • Provide administrative support as needed.

You will be reporting to the Report to Record Team Lead

Qualifications

Education: A relevant degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.

Skills:

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other financial software (as a plus).
  • Understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • While prior experience is not mandatory, willingness to learn and adapt quickly is essential.
  • Basic understanding of financial processes.

Additional Information

  • Modern Technology & Latest IT tools
  • Software-house environment
  • Agile and Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid work system (remote friendly)
  • Digital nomad policy
  • Focus on career development
  • Health insurance (also included for the household)
  • Mental health support
  • Volunteering experiences and sustainable mindset
  • 25 vacation days + 3 wellness days per year
  • Beers (after 6pm), foosball, and ping-pong! #workhardplayhard
  • Free breakfast every second Monday of the month
  • Employee discounts
  • Team & Company events 🎉

Inclusion & Diversity

We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community's race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can't promise we can offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly.

If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

 

 

 

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You have questions about the job? Then write us an e-mail.

Merkle Recruiting-Team Deutschland
Our recruiting team is looking forward to hearing from you.

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