Finance Internship - Government Financial Affairs

Description of the job

Part of the Airbus Group Corporate Finance team: small Government Contracts team transnationally (German, France & UK), currently team of 5 in UK.

UK Team responsibilities:

  • Government & EC grants    
  • Preparation of cost statements for Research grant claims    
  • Coordination of financial audits on externally funded projects    
  • Financial support for new proposals
  • Government & Regional loans and repayments    
  • Provision and audit of financial information for Government loans    
  • Liaison with BEIS (Dept of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)
  • UK Research & Technology (R&T) Controlling    
  • Responsible for R&T financial matters in UK    
  • Local reporting, financial advice    
  • Support R&D Tax Credit preparation


1/ Government Affairs:

  • Assist the Grant Claims Accountant with UK Government & European Commission cost statement preparation
  • Liaison with auditors for externally funded projects
  • Assist with general ledger account reconciliations
  • Help to develop and maintain claims and cash status reporting
  • Review, update & document departmental processes
  • Provide support to assist development of new proposals for external funding
  • Responsible for monitoring and control of ATI invoicing and recovery of fees from partners

2/ Research & Technology Controlling:

  • Management of R&T cost accruals
  • Preparation of local monthly reporting
  • Assist  with queries from customers (e.g project managers)
  • Assist with finance and contract reviews


  • You must be an undergraduate for the full duration of the placement studying towards, finance or Accountancy.
  • Computer skills: (MS Office Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Good team working and interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills; verbal and written
  • Ability to work on your own initiative, with a flexible and adaptable working style
  • Ability to work in a trans-national environment
  • Some work experience in a Finance capacity preferable, although not essential

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