Trainee – Prudential regulation and Financial reporting EBF - European Banking Federation

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Expiration date: January 15th, 2018

Location: Brussels

The European Banking Federation (EBF) is the voice of the European banking sector, uniting 32 national banking associations in Europe that together represent some 4,500 banks – large and small, wholesale and retail, local and international – employing about 2.1 million people.

Purpose of the Position

The EBF is seeking to recruit, at a full-time position, for a period of six months, a Prudential regulation and Financial reporting trainee to support the work of the Banking Supervision team.
Join the EBF as we navigate EU and international financial regulations and become a member of a busy team at a high-profile trade association, delivering effective engagement with EU policy makers and intelligence on key policy areas affecting one of the EU’s biggest industries. With your finger on the pulse of EU and international financial services regulation developments, an enthusiasm for hard work and an ambition to build your experience in prudential regulation and supervision, this could be the role for you.
Your role

Under the guidance of senior members of a team, you will help maintain an effective and influential profile for the Association and build up positions on various key banking topics in particular in the area of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and banking regulation and supervision.
Detailed responsibilities

  • Monitoring of relevant developments at European and international level in the area of financial reporting
  • Assisting the Head of Banking Supervision as well as the Chair of the EBF Accounting Committee providing organisational support and coordination
  • Preparing and communicating high-quality and concisely articulated materials for internal and external audiences; including policy briefings in preparation and coordination of meetings and events
  • Assisting the EBF Banking Supervision team in aintaining constructive relationships with key stakeholders including members of the European Parliament and their assistants, EU officials and representatives of European and international banking associations.


  • We are looking for a young and talented graduate preferably in Economics or Business or other relevant field of studies with at least general knowledge of intenational reporting standards relevant for the banking sector (e.g. IFRS 9).
  • General knowledge of international accounting standards and EU banking regulation would be an asset. Previous internship experience within an EU or international institution would also be an asset.
  • You will need strong analytical and organisational abilities, combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • In return, you will be working at the heart of the organisation’s advocacy for six months with possible extension, helping to represent the EBF and wider industry on a broad range of issues that are crucial to our members, the industry and the wider EU economy.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Paid internship: convention of professional immersion (six months with possible extension)

Please send your application, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae, to e-mail:, by 15 January 2018 at the latest.

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