Europe / Italy / / Assago

Finance & Corporate Development

#: 98661-en_US / 98661



Assistant Operational Controller Internship, Italy and Switzerland




Associate Operational Controller Intern will be managing and supporting local controlling and accounting for different Media entities in Italy (Assago-Milan) and Switzerland (Lugano) in coordination with the Operational Controllers. Moreover, she/he will be providing support in coordinating activities between Revenue Controlling, Business Finance and outsourced services suppliers and assisting the Operational Controllers in performing local accounting activities for both Italian and Swiss entities and maintaining & monitoring local core finance processes. 



  • Support the local controllership function and provide financial oversight on the local business

  • Ensure adequate support on the following by leveraging both onshore and offshore resources:

    • US-GAAP accounting/ monthly financial closing, accruals, and monthly balance sheet accounts reconciliations

    • Financial closing and consolidation to HQ

    • Procure-to-pay functions (invoice & payment processing, T&E, etc)

    • Intercompany transactions preparation, approval and reconciliation

  • Support compliance with all relevant global, regional or local policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Support change locally with regard to standardization and simplification initiatives as governed by the Global or Regional COE core teams or by Finance leadership

  • Assist in producing monthly closing dashboard, and quarterly and year-end reporting packs in accordance with corporate requirements for the local market

  • Support Operational Controller to maintain internal controls and ensure an effective control environment through active coordination with the Group Controller and the Global and Regional COE core teams

  • Support the Operational Controller during internal and external audit and compliance review assignments 

  • Support for the maintenance of local statutory accounts and for the preparation of statutory financial statement and ensure ongoing compliance with local regulation for Italian legal entities, under the coordination of the Operational Controller

  • Deal with tax consultants and outsourced services point of contact to support for statutory and tax accounting and audit processes



You’re a finance-oriented person with a desire to develop in this area. By your proactiveness and commitment, you can achieve balanced coordination of all core and continuous finance activities between the local environment and the Global and Regional organization.  You’re curious, open to learning new things and dedicated to work.



  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics and excellent knowledge of double entry accounting method

  • Fluency in English and Italian 

  • Interest in accounting rules, local statutory requirements and audits (Local GAAP, statutory financial statements, tax calculations, VAT returns)


  • IT-PC literate (Google for Work, Microsoft Office)

  • Strong communication skills, teamwork commitment, leadership traits, passionate and interested in accounting activities

  • Knowledge of US-GAAP is a plus 

  • Brief experience in accounting/financial controlling  or audit companies is a plus

  • Experience with ERP systems (preferably SAP and HFM) is a plus