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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 Finnfund’s finance team for a full-time, 4-month position in Helsinki. The trainee period is from 1 May to 31 August.

What you will be doing

Finnfund’s finance team consists of 5 experienced professionals and you will be an important part of the team during the spring and summer months. The team provides support to the employees at Finnfund, handling several administrative tasks and using their expertise to make sure the daily operations are running smoothly.

As a trainee, you will

  • manage accounts payable ledger
  • process payment of purchase invoices and other payment transactions
  • process travel and expense invoices and payment and accounting materials
  • post bank statement transactions and transfer to accounting
  • process invoices, for example forwarding expenses
  • handle daily back office operations, mainly for fund investments
  • respond to queries and support Finnfund staff in relation to the matters mentioned above

Who we are looking for

An ideal candidate has for example vocational qualification in business and administration or a similar background. You can also be in the late phase of your studies. It’s important that you have a solid basic knowledge of accounting, VAT and bookkeeping procedures as well as some previous experience of similar tasks. You have a systematic and detail-oriented mindset. We value a positive attitude as well as taking initiative and responsibility.

The position requires good written and oral Finnish and English skills. In today’s hybrid working environment, excellent ICT skills are required.

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 of course be joining 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 from a home office.

Get in touch

For more information about the position please contact Helena Putkinen, Finance Manager, 040 631 2410 preferably on 23 January between 3 and 4 pm or on 27 January between 12 and 1 pm.

We look forward to receiving your application by 5 February, at the latest. Please attach your CV and salary request with your application. Send your application here.

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

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