🚀 Internship

Finance Internship 2023 - 2024

CME Group


Oct 21

🚀 Placement Program


Rolling basis


The Finance Intern will join our Belfast Accounting team which consists of close to 20 individuals who provide financial support (to include Tax & Statutory accounting plus Accounts Payable) to EMEA & APAC entities within CME Group.

The team completes the financial reporting, provides management with information and insight to drive business performance, whilst also maintaining a satisfactory control environment that is Sarbanes-Oxley compliant. We manage the monthly accounting close process (ensuring all financial transactions are recorded correctly, including calculating and posting accruals and prepayments); we produce management and board reports to business heads and statutory entity boards, including commentary on variances to budget and to prior periods; and we prepare and submit financial reports to the regulators. The team also manages local engagement with the EMEA & APAC external audit teams, ensuring that all accounts are audited, approved and submitted to Companies House in line with statutory reporting requirements.

We perform all Accounts Payable activities for EMEA, processing invoices and paying suppliers in line with our documented control procedures and subject to business approval. We also reconcile Clearing House accounts for client held funds in Chicago Clearing Houses, ensuring that all balances are appropriately and accurately recorded.

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Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


Assist the Accounting team in the generation and posting of accounting journals in the core Accounting system. Support the Accounting team with the production of all reporting, including all Management, Regulatory and Statutory AccountsRun routine reports from the accounting system and assist in ad-hoc queries or requests for analysisAssist in bank account and other key accounting reconciliations on a regular and ad-hoc basisAssist the team in various Finance projects as required
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Essential Currently studying towards an Accountancy or Finance related Degree and available for a 1-year placementProficient in the full Microsoft Suite of Applications (Excel, Word etc.)DesirablePrevious experience of working within a team environmentPrevious experience of Financial Accounting SystemsPlease note, Interviews will take place November / December
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