Assistant Accountant- Intern

Placement opportunity: June 2022 – July 2023

Job title: Assistant Accountant - Intern (Volvo Financial Services)

Hours of work: 37.5 hours Monday to Friday

Salary and benefits: £18,000.00 25 days holiday, Employee Assistance Program with counselling and coaching, gym discount, free parking, shopping and travel discounts, social club, volunteering day

Current degree requirements:

  • Studying for a related business / management degree (accounting/finance/economics preferable, but not essential).

  • 2 years completed – placement between 2nd & 3rd study years.

Brief description of department:

Volvo Financial Services (VFS) is a global company and in the UK employs over 90 people. We provide financial services to the truck, bus and coach, construction, aero and marine companies within Volvo. With Volvo Financial Services you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals working with energy, passion and respect for the individual to provide expert financial services and solutions to customers and dealers in support of the Volvo Group’s sales.

About the role:

This internship is a rotational program, with placements in Tax, Accounting and Business Control respectively working on BENE markets. Throughout the duration of the internship, work will be focused primarily on projects in each area, with some element of involvement in regular reporting activities to help build your wider business understanding. Providing support to the Chief Accountants and Finance Managers across the finance function in relation to various finance activities undertaken within the service centre.



  • Assist in development of in-house systems and processes for legislative changes in multiple countries

  • Input into data extraction and analysis for the corporation tax returns

  • Assist Tax Accountant and Tax Manager with elements of VAT and Corporation Tax month-end reporting


  • Develop an understanding of the markets covered for group reporting purposes

  • Drive improvement in reconciliation control for accounting purposes

  • Responsibility for assisting in month-end reporting, including direct responsibility for the preparation of certain reconciliations for review by Chief Accountants

Business Control

  • Market/commercial analysis and regular performance report input

  • Assistance in preparation of bi-annual budget/forecasting

The existing team leaders and their line manager will support the successful candidate in their development in this role.

Other Duties:

In addition to the core elements, this new role will also support the wider remit of the Volvo Financial Services team, with a range of tasks to support team deliverables & providing a broader placement experience for the successful applicant.

  • General assistance to other members of the team as required

  • Any other duties as assigned

Competencies, skills and knowledge required:

  • Good knowledge / understanding of key accounting concepts

  • Skilled in problem solving and proactive resolution of tasks

  • Ability to manage to deadlines and prioritise daily workload

  • Good communication skills

  • High level of accuracy and reliability

  • Intermediate Excel skills

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

Volvo Financial Services is the global financial solutions provider of the Volvo Group, supporting the Volvo Group brands with expert financial services. This includes providing customers and dealers with a full-range of offerings, such as financing, leasing, and insurance solutions. Our team of about 1,400 professionals are located in 45 countries worldwide. As a part of the Volvo Financial Services team, you will experience challenging assignments, gain international exposure, and interact with colleagues around the world in the Volvo Group.

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Application Process


The journey begins! An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile by login in to your account. The hiring team will review your application together with the hiring manager. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with information about the following steps.