Hyppää sisältöön

Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and impact investor. We build a sustainable future and generate lasting impact by investing in businesses that solve global development challenges. We invest 200–250 million euros in 20–30 companies in developing countries each year. Our focus sectors include renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions, and digital infrastructure and solutions. Today Finnfund’s investments, commitments, and investment decisions total about 1.12 billion euros, half of them in Africa. The company has 100 employees based in Helsinki and Nairobi.


We are now looking for a


to work in our Compliance and Legal teams for a full-time, fixed term position in Helsinki.

Finnfund´s Compliance team ensures company operations comply with applicable regulations. The team is responsible for handling issues regarding anti-money laundering, sanctions and whistleblowing. The main duties of the team include KYC work regarding new financing projects, as well as monitoring, updating and handling KYC information for existing projects.

Finnfund’s Legal team is responsible for the in-house legal work regarding Finnfund’s projects. Our lawyers lead various cross-border debt, equity and mezzanine financing projects from the legal side of matters, which includes but is not limited to structuring investments as well as drafting, commenting and negotiating the related documentation.

This opportunity combines legal and compliance work, creating a one-of-a-kind chance for you to experience the versatile job roles of compliance professional and an in-house lawyer.

What you will be doing

As a Trainee, you will assist in Know Your Customer (KYC) work as well as other compliance and legal related tasks.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a legal student in the late phase of their studies who has a strong interest in compliance matters, specifically KYC and anti-money laundering issues. Earlier work experience in a similar field is considered a merit.

We appreciate a genuine interest to learn and grow in both compliance and legal areas in an international working environment. We require good knowledge of company law as well as a good command of the Finnish and English languages. Other language skills, such as French and Spanish, are considered an asset as they are spoken in many of our target countries. An ideal candidate is able to take initiative, is detail-oriented and prepared to take on responsibility. The traineeship is full-time from May until the end of August but there is a possibility to start part-time work already in March/April 2023.

What’s in it for you

We offer a unique opportunity to be part of building a sustainable future and generating lasting impact. Employee well-being, work-life balance and job satisfaction are important to Finnfund. We offer our trainees both health care services and a lunch benefit. We would also love to see you participating in some of the sports and cultural activities that we do together, and you will have the opportunity to join our internal training and learning sessions.

Our working model is hybrid which means that you will work in our office in Ruoholahti, Helsinki with a possibility to combine it with working remotely.

Get in touch

For more information about the position, please contact Senior Compliance Counsel Terhi Hannula +358 50 586 8376 preferably on 27 January between 1 and 2 pm or on 13 February between 3 and 4 pm.

We look forward to receiving your application by 19 February, at the latest. Please attach your CV and salary request with your application.

We encourage applications from qualified individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. While we have a common vision, we value a team made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities.

Read more about Finnfund as an employer and meet some of our staff members

trainee recruiting