Finance - Future Leaders Programme (2019 Japan)

Your Responsibilities:
Programme overview
Finance is all about using numbers to make a difference. It supports everything GSK does. Managing cost, cash and return on investment ensures we maximise the value add from GSKs resources. The Finance function offers a unique perspective; an independent viewpoint from which to drive decision making and strategy across GSKs operations. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence, being trusted advisors to our peers and colleagues and driving continuous improvement and innovation. A career here promises to be challenging and varied, with a vast range of opportunities.

What do we look for in a candidate?
- Interest in finance
- Self-motivated and proactive approach
- Questioning, analytical mind
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to multitask and perform under pressure
- Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders
- Ability to adapt to change

What will you do
- Be responsible for reporting and cost centre review of specific departments
- Analyse and interpret data to identify and understand trends
- Produce meaningful reports to stakeholders that offer insight and drive effective management decision making
- Ensure appropriate compliance and governance procedures are in place and adhered to
- Be involved in process improvement and/or transformation projects, often involving cross functional teams
- Build relationships and communicate with stakeholders both within and outside of the Finance function

Experience and rotations
The first rotation will be in Finance services, where our global finance processes are run. Your rotation will give you the opportunity to learn and embed the core technical finance and systems knowledge you need to move forward. This rotation is about developing your foundation technical skills.

The second rotation will be as a local Finance partner, in any one of a number of potential areas (commercial, manufacturing, R&D, etc). You will build upon your technical knowledge, applying it and expanding your business knowledge. You will provide robust and insightful analysis to aid decision making and drive the achievement of the department's objectives.

The third rotation will be Corporate or Strategic in nature. You will have a regional or global view, in any one of a number of areas. This rotation will help to broaden your perspective and enterprise mindset as well as continuing to build on the breadth of your technical and business knowledge.

How do I apply?
Click the Apply Now button to submit your application today. You will then be requested to enter your personal information and then submit your responses to two questions about your interest and motivation to work for us.

-Essential Programme Criteria
Before submitting your application, please ensure that you meet the essential criteria for the programme that you are applying to and that you provide this information accurately. Please note that if you do not meet the essential requirements of the programme, you may receive an automatic response, declining your application.

-Online Testing
We'll ask you to complete our video-based World of GSK assessment to give us a better idea of your strengths and suitability for the programme. We hope that it will give you the opportunity to find out more about us as we find out more about you. If you are invited to complete the World of GSK assessment, make sure you take time to read the instructions. There will be an expiry date from which you can no longer take the online tests so please be aware of the deadline set.
We would like to advise you to review your email daily to check whether you have been sent your the assessment.

-Timeline & Assessment Process
Our robust recruitment process includes online application, online testing, interview and assessment centre.
We accept applications on an ongoing basis and will progress these according to the date that they were received. For this reason we encourage you to apply as early as possible. We cannot guarantee to accept your application once we have filled all of our positions.
It is expected that our Assessment Centres will run December.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• Academic qualifications - applicants must be track for or have achieved a minimum grade of 3.0GPA in their undergraduate degree
• Fluent Japanese and English (written and spoken)
• Right to work in Japan
• Flexibility in terms of location

Preferred qualifications:
BS or MS degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field of study

Why GSK?:
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

Contact information:
You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.
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