On a daily basis I upload new starters onto our pension scheme, I schedule calls with graduates to see how they are finding their placements. I interact with colleagues from other functions or globally, I write and send letters and contracts. I am able to observe interviews and I am actively involved with new starters and the recruitment process for various roles at all different levels
My role as a Finance Intern involves almost infinite use of Excel, which I use for financial analysis multiple times per month, also for non-financial metrics such as employee headcount/leavers. Working in a HQ Finance Team involves the review of many submissions from, and a lot of communication with, many different sites and regions within our business, which helps to give plenty of exposure to people and different regions throughout the world! As part of the monthly process, we are required to create a presentation which summarises all of the key financial results from the month, which again involves a large amount of communication with regions, sites and other people within the wider HQ team.