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Financial Management

At Unilever, Financial Management is about so much more than numbers. It’s the lifeblood of our business – touching every area, informing multi-million euro decisions, and directly influencing the development, growth and health of our brands, and through them our vision to build a brighter future for our world.

For more detailed information about this function please download our “Financial Management” online brochure.

What will I be doing?

You will work across local, regional and global teams. We are trusted advisors right across the business and you will be in the thick of influencing strategy and investment decisions from day one. You will be making decisions that directly determine the future of our brands, the way we work with our customers and how we run our supply chain. Our people have the opportunity to make a big impact every day on a local level, across Europe and the globe.

What do we look for?

It might come as a surprise, but we don’t have a specific discipline requirement, so you don’t need a background in finance or economics. We’re looking for strong analytical skills, ambition, a talent for influencing people and a real desire to understand how a business operates and succeeds. Enthusiasm and commitment go a long way. We’re looking for our future Financial Management leaders and the limitless opportunities at Unilever creates fully engaging innovative entrepreneurship.

Qualifications:

We look for minimum of a 2.1 degree from any discipline

What will the programme involve?

Over three years, you will take on three stretching placements across our business. You’ll gain experience both in financial and management accounting and you’ll be business facing, communicating with key contacts within the brand teams. Your rotations could be based at different business units across Europe and you will need to be flexible about where you are based during your time on the scheme.

Your role will be underpinned by studying for your Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification.

Summer and Industrial Placements

On a summer or industrial placement in Financial Management you will carry out just one role during the placement.

"I delivered a risk assessment innovation that has gone global. I even travelled to Bangalore to kick-start a launch in Asia, and I was given a small team to make the launch work.”

Jorrit, Financial Management Trainee, The Netherlands

How to contact us

If you have any questions about the opportunities we currently have available or your application to us, please contact us on:

Freephone UK: 08081642255 or 01635 584145

Freephone Ireland: 0035316950371

Email: enquiry@unilevergraduates.com

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