Vacancy: Corporate Data Analyst (Paid Internship)

Lucinda Pearson
20 February, 2020

Transparency International EU (TI-EU) is an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law (AISBL) based in Brussels (Belgium). We work closely with Transparency International national chapters in over 100 countries worldwide and the International Secretariat (TI-S) based in Berlin.

As part of the global Transparency International movement, TI-EU coordinates Transparency International’s advocacy toward the EU institutions. The mission of TI-EU is to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency and accountability in EU institutions, policies and legislation. This will in turn enhance efforts at the national level to fight corruption and promote equality and access to justice for citizens.

We are looking for a motivated individual with a background in accounting and taxation issues / data analysis to support the office’s work on corporate accountability as an intern. The successful candidate will provide support to the Senior Policy Officer on Corporate Transparency, in particular with regard to TI EU’s project on its Corporate Tax Tracker.

In October 2018, TI EU launched its interactive online platform, the Corporate Tax Tracker, which visualises country-by-country financial data published by EU banks. The platform provides the public with an easily understandable way of diving into the financial data of EU banks. The Tax Tracker gives an essential understanding on which countries the banks operate in, where they have most activities, where the profits are declared, and how much taxes are paid. In 2019 and 2020, TI EU has been working on an update of the Corporate Tax Tracker, which will be launched in the Fall of 2020. In addition to its Corporate Tax Tracker, TI EU will develop a brief report, which will highlight selected case studies, provide an overview on the financial trends and promote the findings of the Tax Tracker. It is our aim to ensure that the valuable information and findings included in the platform stand out even more prominently in order to be used as effective advocacy material for our dealings with decision-makers in EU institutions and Member States.

Main function:            
Corporate Data Analyst (Belgian CIP internship contract)

Starting date:              
As soon as possible

6 months

TI EU Office, Brussels, Belgium

Reporting lines:         
Under supervision of the Senior Policy Officer on Corporate Transparency

800 EUR per month, lunch vouchers, mobile phone support, hospitalisation insurance and bicycle benefit

Main tasks and duties:

Corporate Tax Tracker project

  • Develop a dataset based on 2018 country-by-country financial data published by 39 of the largest European banks
  • Analyse the data and quality of the country-by-country reports of 39 of the largest European banks over a four-year timeframe (2015 – 2018) based on TI EU’s datasets included in its Corporate Tax Tracker
  • Develop a methodology for the data analysis in consultation with the Senior Policy Officer
  • Deliver a paper outlining the most notable case studies included in the Corporate Tax Tracker to highlight discrepancies in the reporting and red flags, as per TI EU’s guidance
  • Assist the Senior Policy Officer in drafting and developing a report based on the abovementioned research
  • Liaise and coordinate the work with external stakeholders working on the project, such as web developers, copy editors and graphic designers

Event organisation

  • Assist the Senior Policy Officer in organising public events related to corporate accountability and corporate transparency projects, e.g. a planned conference on tax transparency to be held in the Spring/Summer
  • Assist the Senior Policy Officer and the Communications Officer in the public launch of the new Corporate Tax Tracker and the accompanying report in the Autumn

Policy and research assistance

  • Assist the Senior Policy Officer with the drafting of background documents, talking points or presentations to be used for advocacy purposes

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills:

  • University degree in Economics, Accounting, Business Studies or similar
  • Good knowledge of corporate taxation issues at the global and EU level
  • Experience in analysing and comparing large sets of data
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously in a small team
  • An interest in EU affairs
  • A commitment to the values of Transparency International

To apply:

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV and cover letter. Please fill in this form by 8 March 2020 to submit your application.

Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration or interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.


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