30+ days ago


Are you looking for a year in industry to complement your studies? If so, Experian are currently looking for candidates to join our Finance Placement Scheme running from summer 2020 - 2021 for 12/13 months.

This is a great opportunity for a current undergraduate to gain industry experience working in a Global Finance team of a FTSE 100 Company, primarily supporting our Finance team who sit within our Technology function.

Who are Experian IT Services?

Experian IT Services (EITS) has a unique place in the Experian organization, providing information technology (IT) solutions which align to business needs both internally and for customers. Our services include Global Corporate Systems (GCS), Employee IT, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Security and Operations.

EITS accelerates growth by leveraging existing strengths, such as defining and executing the IT strategic plan, enhancing employee productivity through the delivery of collaboration tools and providing ongoing technology expertise to our business partners and customers.

The role

You will be part of the wider EITS Finance team reporting into an EITS UK Finance Business Partner. You will work closely with this team and some key stakeholders in the EITS Operational teams. During your time with us, you will gain experience and understanding of the role of finance within a Global Organisation through exposure to regional finance and business teams.

The role will also provide an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to various aspects of finance including accounting control, financial and management reporting and budgeting.

This all sounds great - but what exactly will you be getting up to?

Full training and support will be provided, but typically on a day to day basis you can expect to be doing the following:

  • Initially prepare balance sheet account reconciliations and analysis on a monthly basis with a view of owning this process by the second half of the secondment.
  • Work with a Finance Analyst within the team on the Hardware and Software Maintenance Model. Will involve assisting in preparing all month end journals needed along with ad hoc updates to the model as required and regular review and update of the Forecast Costs. This will include attendance at meetings with the Operational teams to obtain the necessary updates and feed those into the model.
  • Cost control ownership in the Facilities area. Will involve completion of the month end close process in this area including posting of required month end journal entries as needed. Also involves updating of cost reports to the management and raising invoices to 3rd parties.
  • Month End Close and reporting. Ownership of the processing of month end journals in the Facilities and Hardware/Software areas outlined above. Also involvement the GRNI Accrual process and various ad hoc assistance to the wider team during this close period. After month end involvement in preparation of the monthly financial reports to management along with review of variances and relevant commentary.
  • Collating and processing of EITS Overtime submissions from the operational teams to required deadlines and investigation of unexpected fluctuations.
  • Assist the wider Finance team as required with various analysis during the Budgeting and Forecasting Process and responsibility for completion, submission and reconciliation of system budget loads into the Oracle Financial System.
  • Continue to question the status quo with ideas of how to make the control/reporting environment more effective or efficient.

What are we looking for?

We're looking for ambitious, driven individuals who want to make the most out of their time with us. On top of this we're looking for the following:


  • Currently studying for a degree in a relevant discipline - Accounting/Finance.
  • Good communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Confident to work with various differing people both financial and non-financial.
  • Team player.
  • Proactive and be able to use initiative.
  • Strong IT Skills, especially good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook.

Why choose us?

Our colleagues' health and wellbeing is a top priority for us, that's why our reward, benefits and wellbeing programmes are designed so you can come to work feeling your very best self. Our benefits focus on health, money and lifestyle so you can tailor your benefits to your own personal needs. Whether it's your physical and mental wellness, getting to work or planning for the future, we have a range of flexible options to have you covered!

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and to creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. Our flexible working practices support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our business as well as our people. Some roles lend themselves to flexible options more than others, and if this is important to you, we are open to discussing agile working opportunities during the hiring process.

Who are Experian?

We unlock the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. At life's big moments - from buying a home or car, to sending a child to university, to growing a business exponentially by connecting it with new customers - we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence so they can maximize every opportunity.

For more than 125 years, we've helped consumers and clients prosper, and economies and communities flourish - and we're not done.

Our 17,000 people in 37 countries believe the possibilities for you, and our world, are growing. We're investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow.

Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with Experian.

To learn more about our culture and what it's really like to work here, check out our LinkedIn and social media channels using the hashtags #ExperianLife and #ExperianWay.