What is the Financial Leadership Development Program?

BAE Systems is actively recruiting for our Financial Leadership Development Program (FLDP).

Our mission is to cultivate professionals within the Finance and Accounting organization that are 'action oriented', will lead effective change, and promote innovation within BAE Systems.

What does it mean to be an FLDP?

In our company, FLDP is more than just an organizational title. It signifies a group of high potential and high-performing individuals who are expected to strive to become potential future leaders within the finance function of the company. The FLDP is designed to attract and retain highly motivated people who aspire to achieve their leadership potential. With this title comes a high level of responsibility, independence, visibility, achievement, and pride.

What would I gain from becoming an FLDP?

Experience: The FLDP consists of three, one-year rotations; each with increasing responsibility. It is designed to provide a diverse set of experiences through challenging rotational assignments, financial and leadership training programs, advanced education, leadership opportunities, and mentorship.

Diversity: Rotations will be within Finance and Accounting functions such as: Project Finance, Financial Planning and Analysis, General Accounting, Internal Controls, Contracts, and various Corporate Assignments.

Opportunity to travel: BAE Systems has locations worldwide with our FLDP primarily rotating to locations within the United States. Your first rotation will be in York, Pennsylvania. Your second and third rotations may be at any of our locations nationwide.

Educational advancement: BAE Systems offers tuition assistance for graduate school. Members of the program also complete in-house training that focuses on Accounting, Program Finance, and Government Contracting.

Support: A significant element of the FLDP is the leadership team. Each participant is assigned a mentor who will work to expose FLDPs to diverse and challenging experiences, while providing guidance 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 various training and networking opportunities. Participants attend annual week-long leadership development conferences. These conferences provide specialized leadership training and an opportunity for the FLDPs to meet executives and other leadership development program participants from around the company.

Meet Some of BAE Systems's Employees

Chandra C.

Vice President, Finance

Chandra helps steer the overall financial direction of BAE Systems’ headquarters. She interacts with many teams to lead mergers and acquisitions, investments, and general maintenance of all the numbers.

Melissa M.

Human Resources Manager

Melissa advises BAE Systems on the full HR spectrum. She brings in new talent, prepares team members for success, pops in on payroll and benefits, and shapes the company’s culture.

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