Are you looking for a company that is continuously growing in size and revenue? Are you passionate about Corporate Controlling, Consolidation and External Reporting, Group Finance, and Investor Relations or Sales? Do you see yourself in a position where you can contribute to the work processes in Global Finance in a truly global setting while applying your financial knowledge and analytical skills? If you are detail-oriented, structured and ready to be part of something big, the Global Finance Graduate Programme is where you belong.
William Demant is a leading, international C25 company that stands behind world leading business brands such as Oticon, Bernafon, and Sennheiser Communications. The group operates in a global market in more than 30 countries and has a total of employees exceeding 12,000 and revenues of over 12 billion DKK.
Global Finance Graduate Programme
The Graduate Programme is a 2-year programme specialist track, during which you will explore the company and develop your personal and professional skills through four job rotations of 6 months.
William Demant is a global company; therefore, the Global Finance Graduate Programme is designed with an international perspective in mind. As you progress through the programme you will take on assignments and projects that may involve shorter or longer stays outside of Denmark. The duration of the stay could be anywhere from a few days to a half year, depending on the assignment you are connected to. The Global Finance Graduate Program adapts to the needs of the business, hence the choice of the rotations and travels will vary from rotation to rotation. The previous finance graduates have been on business assignments to countries such as United States, Poland, Australia, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, just to mention a few places, so it is important that you are excited about and enjoy travelling as well as flexible about your geographical location.
You can expect to have rotations in 4 of the following organizations: Business Controlling, Tax and Treasury, Risk Management, Investor Relations including M&A, Consolidation and External Reporting, Finance Processes and Compliance, Shared Service Organization in Stettin (Poland) or Switzerland or Finance Organization Somerset (USA).
Throughout the programme, you will be working closely with your Host Manager to plan your rotations and enhance your professional and personal development as much as possible. A personal manager and a go-to manager of each unit will support each rotation. Former graduates will act as mentors to guide you through the programme and the corporate culture.
What to expect
You can expect rotations and tasks that are shaped in conjunction with what the business needs and what the graduates’ competences and interests are. Some of the tasks may include process mapping, budgeting and forecasting sales and costs, teaching financial software, process optimization and inter-company reconciliation.
Regardless of the tasks presented during the 2-year programme, one thing is certain – you will face a steep learning curve, with a high degree of responsibility from day one. In our flat organization, we will provide you with a holistic overview over our business, you will work with inspiring people and we expect you to take responsibility for projects and learning, change the status quo and easily adapt in a challenging and fast-changing environment.
During the rotations, you might also work with data collection, data handling, reviewing reported numbers, in order to build a coherent understanding of the business. After successfully completing the programme, you will have the possibility to embark on your career at William Demant on a “Dream Job” within Global Finance.
- You are about to graduate with a Master's degree in finance related subjects, for example finance, economics, business administration or management accounting or you have graduated not more than 12 months ago.
- You have a very strong interest in pursuing your career in the Finance area (e.g. Investor Relations, Business Controlling, Managerial Accounting, Treasury/Risk Management, and Processes & Compliance).
- You are “best in class”, a top performer with excellent academic achievements, a team player with drive and passion, you have great analytical skills, you are sharp, curious, resilient and mature, and you are hardworking and fun to be with.
- You have an international profile, you are geographically flexible and open to spending part of the programme abroad and you are adaptable when put outside of your comfort zone both functionally and geographically.
- You are both strategic and pragmatic by nature, you enjoy down-to-earth tasks, and you are not afraid to “get your hands dirty”. You go for the ambition goal, but in a humble way, both in your approach to tasks and in your communication with others.
- You enjoy meeting and working with new people, you are easy to cooperate with, and open to challenges and change. Your English is at top level.
How to apply
Please attach CV, Cover Letter and up-to-date Transcript of Records (diplomas) to your online application. We screen applications continuously, so please do not hesitate to apply now and no later than 8 February 2018. Please note we only accept applications through our online recruitment system only.
Successful candidates will be invited for PeerPilot Mission, video interviews, which will follow by an Assessment Center during February/March. The Global Finance Graduate Programme will start 1 September 2018.
For further information
In case you have any questions and want to know more about the Graduate Programme, visit https://www.demant.com/job-and-career or www.oticon.global/about/jobs/graduate, go to our Graduate blog at https://demantgraduates.wordpress.com/ or contact Graduate Programme Manager Daria Helgogaard, email@example.com
ABOUT WILLIAM DEMANT
Listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and among the 25 largest shares in terms of free floated market capitalisation, William Demant is a leading global company that develops, manufactures and sells hearing instruments, hearing implants, diagnostic instruments and personal communication devices. William Demant Invest, wholly owned by the Oticon Foundation, holds the majority of shares in William Demant Holding, the company behind the commercial successes of such world-renowned brands as Oticon, Bernafon, Sonic, Oticon Medical, Maico, Interacoustics, Grason-Stadler and Sennheiser Communications.
The Group operates in a global market with companies in more than 30 countries, has a total staff exceeding 12,000 and generates annual revenues of more than DKK 12 billion. Our products are sold in more than 130 countries.