Finance and Business Control Global Trainee Program

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All over the world, we tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today:
supplying clean power, increasing productivity and improving sustainable performance.

As an innovative company in the forefront of technology, we need world-class financial minds to make the best use of our resources and create bold strategies for the future.

This program gives you business responsibility from the start. You will rapidly build your skills and experience through a series of demanding, cross-functional, cross-divisional, and international assignments.

You will create a legacy to be proud of as you train to become a business leader.

The exceptional people you work with, the challenging projects you tackle and the global scale of our business will give you the skills and experience you need to build a world-class career in finance.

After successful completion of the program, you will be offered a permanent position in one of our local units. We will also support you if you choose to prepare for a professional accountancy qualification.


Program overview


With a combination of on-the-job training, formal learning and mentoring, you will learn about the functional aspects of finance and business control as well as acquire general management and leadership skills.

From the beginning, you will contribute to the planning of your own program based on your individual interests and development requirements.

There are three assignments:

  • One six-month assignment in your home country as an introduction to the business.
  • One six-month assignment at ABB Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, where you will get an overview of ABB's operations and work on a more strategic level.
  • One six-to-twelve-month assignment in another country, where you will gain international experience and insights into the operational aspects of finance.

Professional focus areas


1. Operational controlling

  • Accounting and reporting according to US GAAP guidelines
  • Business and product features
  • Cash flow management
  • Financial and risk analysis
  • Project controlling and analysis
  • Rolling forecast reporting

2. Strategic controlling and finance

  • Business planning and evaluation
  • Strategic planning and development
  • Value creation and shareholder value

3. Personal development

  • Corporate mission and values
  • Innovation and creativity
  • International and virtual teamwork
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Presentation and communication skills

Do you have what we need?

  • Recent graduate (Master of Science or equivalent) with good grades in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related majors
  • Not more than 1.5 years of professional work experience (excluding internships) since your master's (or equivalent degree)
  • Excellent language skills: Fluency in English is required, other languages are a plus

Additionally, we are looking for recent graduates with:

  • A global mindset and desire for an international career
  • A mature and responsible personality
  • Persistence and drive
  • Team spirit
  • Flexibility and openness to new ideas
  • Good communication and social skills

For requirements such as work permits or specific language skills, please refer to the local job posting.


When and where to apply


If you are interested to apply at the program, you have to send your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more information: contact to Felipe Taborda (Talent Acquisition Coordinator): (1) 4178000 Ext 4703
Only the first applicants will be taken into account.