Do you want to gain experience in a variety of financial disciplines in three years? BAE Systems is seeking highly motivated individuals to join its Financial Leadership Development Program (FLDP)!
The finance organization, including FLDP, has a demonstrated history of excellence by recognizing that investment in professional development yields long-term benefits for both its employees and the company.
The organization is considered a trusted business partner delivering information and innovative solutions to support decision-making in order to deliver quality products and capabilities to wide variety of customers. We are committed to employee growth and development allowing employees to build a long term career at BAE Systems. In addition to challenging day to day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs and networking events, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility. BAE Systems also provides employees with opportunities to engage with and positively impact the internal and external community in which we work.
What does it mean to be an FLDP participant?
Being an FLDP means you are part of a team of high potential and high performing individuals who embody the leadership traits the finance organization seeks for its future leaders. Participants aspire to achieve their leadership potential and are given opportunities to develop and demonstrate their leadership qualities and effectiveness.
What would I gain from becoming an FLDP?
An FLDP position offers significant responsibility, independence, and visibility.
Experience: FLDP consists of three, one-year rotations, each with increasing responsibility. These rotations provide a diverse set of experiences through challenging assignments, financial and leadership training opportunities, mentoring, and advanced education.
Diversity: Rotations will be within finance and accounting functions such as: Program Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, General Accounting, and Internal Audit/Controls.
Job Rotation Location: The first rotation will take place in Endicott NY with the ability to relocate to other locations outside of Endicott based on business needs.
Educational Advancement: Members of the program complete various in-house trainings that focus on program control, accounting, and government contracting at BAE Systems. We also offer tuition assistance for graduate school.
Support: A significant element of the Financial Leadership Development Program is the FLDP Leadership team. Each participant is assigned a coordinator who will work to expose FLDPs to diverse and challenging experiences while providing direction in choosing rotations, career planning, and development.
Personal Growth: The program seeks to facilitate the growth of an individual's leadership skills and style through the various training and networking opportunities. Each year participants attend a week-long leadership development conference (LDC). These conferences provide specialized leadership training and an opportunity for the FLDPs to meet senior BAE Systems executives and other leadership development program participants from around the company.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Bachelor's or master's degree with a business related focus
Excellent academic record with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher
Strong leadership qualities
Ability and willingness to relocate and work at various sites
Superior communication skills
Achievement in non-academic pursuits such as athletics, clubs and organizations, special projects, military service, and prior work experience
Capacity and motivation for hard work
U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a US Department of Defense security clearance
Rotations will start June 2020
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.
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