what is a
finance expert

For our sector, we work with finance experts who can help us and our clients to understand and predict different situations through various data sets and models but most importantly you help to ensure that our clients reach their financial goals. As a Young Talent Finance Expert, you work in a rapidly changing environment. Next to numerical skills you will need to have communicative skills to operate effectively within your team. We offer a challenging position in finance, and the Young Talent Program also offers you a personalised program in which you will learn both the technical and soft-skills required to develop yourself into an authentic high-end professional.

what are your activities?

As a Young Talent Finance Expert you have many different projects to choose from. For example, you can get started within a Tax, Investment or Reporting department. With a team of talented colleagues, you are responsible for the relevant daily reports for internal and external stakeholders. In addition to these activities, you are one of the driving forces behind the financially oriented change process of the bank or insurer. Your day-to-day activities include:

  • Identifying bottlenecks and optimizing reporting processes
  • Delivering up-to-date reports and management information
  • Researching new techniques and tooling, and test these afterward
  • Analysing data and creating dashboards to provide your stakeholders with the necessary insights

In short, you know how to skillfully combine your financial background with your technical- and/or data analytical skills. The specifics of your work duties will be fine-tuned, and are dependent on what type of financial institution you will be employed at, either a bank, insurer, or asset manager.

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what are we looking for

For the Young Talent position Finance, we are looking for graduates with different finance-related backgrounds, experiences, and passions. To specify:

  • You have 0-3 years of work experience and want to learn everything about finance within the financial industry
  • You want to put your finance-related knowledge that you have gained during your master into practice (e.g., Finance, Accountancy, Economics or another related study)
  • You are good with numbers and data and you find it a challenge to work in a changing environment
  • You are not afraid to approach people
  • You have experience or affinity with technical tooling
  • You do not hesitate to use your analytical skills to solve complex problems in a creative and logical way
  • You are energised by stakeholder management and you are well adept at gathering reliable information
  • You are ambitious, self-reflective and dare to be confident in an authentic way
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What do we offer?

We offer the opportunity to become an expert in data analysis in an environment where we train you in a proven way to excel into a high-end professional. In addition, good working conditions are equally as important to us. This includes the following:

  • Working 4 days a week at a large bank or insurance company in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam or The Hague
  • One day a week in-house training with personalised and professional coaching
  • Regularly fun team activities with the other Young Talents; are you ready for an escape room? Or to enjoy some drinks and dinners
  • An international working environment with Young Talents from all over the world
  • Pro-deo YT projects at socially relevant NGOs
  • The opportunity to make the next career move with the client after successfully completing the Young Talent program
  • Everything you need for an amazing home office
  • And of course, a competitive salary, performance bonus and fringe benefits
  • And don’t forget a public transport card and a company public transport bicycle

How to prepare for an interview

Preparation is key. Make sure you take the time to analyze the job before your interview. This way you can prepare yourself and what you want to ask regarding the job. Reading the job description also helps to identify what the company is looking for in a candidate. When allowing yourself to think in advance you have a better start and chance to get through the first round, recruiters love it when you are prepared and most questions can be prepared in advance. For example, what are your strengths and weaknesses?

How to dress for an interview

A first impression says it all, so better dress like it! But dressing for job interviews is a lot more complicated than it used to be. What if you have an interview at a company where no one ever wears a suit? Therefore, always make sure to look at what type of company it's culture but never underdress. Even if you go for the full suit and tie, that will make a much better impression than an outfit that is too casual. So when in doubt, dress up a little bit extra than you normally would. When you look good, you feel good. And confidence is key!

How to survive your first day

First days are always a bit awkward, but they can also be very fun! Your colleagues might be new and very busy, but a fun little chat with a nice cup of coffee is always appreciated. So dare to ask, and make a couple of conversations to get to know each other. It is best to ask in advance if someone has the time of a cup of coffee straight away or maybe later during the day. If you feel less social and a bit overwhelmed, you can always prepare yourself for the work by reading some general documents including the company values and brand identity guidelines.

How to make your social media job-proof

Some companies love to stay in touch with their colleagues, it is a way to stay social and it can be very interesting to get to know your colleagues a bit better! But some pictures or video's are better off not to be put online. So how do you keep your social media professional and job-proof? Overall the rule is to think twice before you post. Is it appropriate for the public or maybe better to share it only with your best friends? Everybody drinks beer, so a picture of you enjoying one is great. However, after a couple of beers, you might want to reconsider posting that video of you dancing on ABBA.

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