Stage / Internship Business Controller

Trainee- & Internships BRUSSELS Full-time Belgium

Job Description

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) is the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company. For more than 265 years, JDE has been inspired by the belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Today, JDE unleashes the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries, through a portfolio of over 50 brands including Douwe Egberts, L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, OldTown, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.

We're looking for an assistant Business Controller Intern to strengthen our Finance team in Brussels. You will play an active role in supporting the Business Controller activities. This will give you insights on the full P&L and key performance indicators of our business.
You are responsible for the bridge between our finance department and our operational business. You do this by helping to refresh, set up and improve reports based on various data sources. Administration is also part of the job.

Your main responsibilities will be divided in three buckets:


  • Update, maintain & distribute, on time and in full, current reports in place (eg. P&L report, daily sales report, Topline Dashboard, …).
  • Be responsible to update Marketing Budget, highlight the discrepancies vs plan and share it to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Be responsible to update the COGS reports, highlight the discrepancies vs plan and share it to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Support in setting-up new reports and/or improve current reports.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis at the request of an internal and/or external stakeholder.
  • Proactively formulate improvement proposals to make our business work more efficiently
  • Work on master data cleaning & maintenance.
  • You will work closely together with the other internal departments like Sales, Marketing and operations.

Internal & External Control

  • Perform, on time and in full, quarterly and monthly internal controls.
  • Flag inconsistencies when performing those and propose corrective actions.
  • Assist in compiling information and preparing responses to auditors during the annual external audit.


  • Play an active role in the deal approval process validation.
  • Create and update work instructions
  • Propose a structured way to gather our financial information & find it easily back; clean-up actual, propose new, implement and maintain.


  • You are an enthusiastic student with a matching educational business background, and preferably a finance and/or business intelligence passionate.
  • You are a team player with strong communication & analytical skills.
  • You work pro-actively, take ownership of your own projects and deadlines, and are result driven.
  • You are passionate about the coffee & tea business, interested in different perspectives of the business.
  • You are Dutch and/or French speaking and fluent in English.
  • Your internship is a mandatory part of your studies
  •  You’re available from September/October OR January/February for 6 months 

Additional Information

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious –JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS: A coffee for every cup.
Working with us means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We work as a team, celebrating success and supporting one another. Our associates work with a diverse group of like-minded people, in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing –all across the world. What you do here will get noticed.

At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS we are inspired by our belief “It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee”.  We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love.