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Finance Trainee


Bucharest, Bucharest, RO

COFCO International is a global agri-business with a clear vision, strong values and a positive culture, focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains. We provide the food the world needs in a responsible way. Headquartered is Geneva, Switzerland, we are ambitious, with the right structures and culture to meet the world's increasing and changing needs. With 11,000+ people in 35 countries, our global portfolio includes assets across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. We trade with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market.

The role
The role of the trainee is to support with the organization and running of the daily administration related to the financial processes, like (but not limited to): administration of system input for contracts, partners, validations, finance checks, payment details, etc. He/she will ensure correct preparation of assigned tasks as per company templates and guidelines, timely disclosure of information in the IT system, as well as complete the documentary process (sending, receiving, archiving documents).


•    Learn and respect the allocated tasks (focus on contracting, partners, support to controllers and accounting team)
•    Ensure the appropriate actions to obtain all necessary information & documents for achieving the allocated tasks, correct and timely input in the system according to internal rules and templates
•    Perform checks and markings in the system, as per internal procedures and authority provided
•    Communicating in timely manner to internal and external counterparts and do follow-ups
•    Acting as support function for other operational departments (Trading, Execution, Finance) whenever needed and within given authority level in the team
•    Answer queries from colleagues or external parties in a professional manner, reply or forward them as necessary 
•    Prepare process flow for each type of activity, create a workbook of what was studied
•    Management of confidentiality regarding documents
•    Assist colleagues with a variety of administrative tasks related to contracts, invoices, input data in systems (SAP, Sharp), when needed
•    Create and update records ensuring accuracy and validity of information in the system
•    Provide improvement opportunities in internal processes, coordinated with business developments or internal processes changes
•    Ensure compliance with COFCO established policies & procedures
•    Maintain trusting relationships with suppliers, customers, and colleagues
•    Perform any other duties required by manager and situation, related to business needs


The ideal candidate will be a hard-working professional able to multi-task, fast leaning, available to business trips or sort term assignments in CE region, work diligently under pressure/tight deadlines related to internal processes in the company, while maintaining a positive presence in the workplace. This person will be comfortable working with a high degree of attention to detail and discretion as well as incorporating new and effective ways to achieve better results.


•    Associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field , also well motivated student at a last stage of study
•    Prior experience in financial administration or in another relevant administrative role involving attention to details, with financial documents/data and working in teams
•    Consistent, professional approach
•    Knowledge of “back-office” computer systems is considered as an advantage
•    Working knowledge of office equipment 
•    Good organizational and time management skills
•    Analytical abilities and aptitude in problem-solving
•    Able to contribute positively as part of a team, helping with various tasks as required 
•    Desire to be proactive and create a positive experience for others
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
•    Fluency in English
•    Good knowledge of MS Office (especially MS Excel)



COFCO International is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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