IBL – Finance Partnering Associate (Abbotsford)

Basic qualifications:

You must be in your penultimate year of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Business or Accounting.

Preferred qualifications:

You must be in your penultimate year of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Business or Accounting.


IBL – Finance Partnering Associate (Abbotsford)

  • 12 month paid internship commencing in Jan 2018
  • Gain invaluable industry experience
  • Work in an organisation that makes a difference

You will have a unique opportunity to work closely with the in-country finance team to see the full scope of the Finance function in a large multinational.

Your role will be to support the planning and reporting team within the Finance Partnering department with critical monthly management accounting activities to support the wider business as a whole. Various projects will be undertaken throughout the year as part of the quarterly and annual planning process in addition to process improvement opportunities.

This year, the Finance IBL has supported key change projects, such moving Management System metrics to a digital platform, further embedding the ERP system and the alignment of the business performance management process.

What we're looking for in a candidate:

  • You must be in your penultimate year of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Business or Accounting
  • An interest in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry is favourable
  • Strong passion and interest in Finance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Initiative and an eagerness to learn
  • Customer focus
  • High attention to detail, rigor and process
  • Excellent project management, in order to manage and prioritise multiple ongoing projects
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to learn (quickly)
  • Ability to quickly build strong internal & external networks
  • Support change and innovation
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving skills

About GSK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a science-led healthcare company, with a proud history in Australia dating back to 1886. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Preventing and treating disease is challenging and inspiring work. We support, develop and reward the people that make-up our talented workforce. Our diverse business is made up of distinct areas: Pharmaceuticals (including vaccines) and Consumer Healthcare.

Why work for GSK?

  • Gain real work experience that will put you at a competitive advantage to your peers
  • Work in a highly collaborative, supportive work culture with people who enjoy what they do
  • Be a part of a community of other IBL students & form real friendships
  • Gain additional training outside of your work

How can you apply?

  1. Click Apply Now

  2. In your application you must include your Australian work right status, University name, Bachelor Degree, expected completion date and current stage of degree. Applications without this information will not be considered.

  3. Please note, eligibility criteria states you must be in the penultimate year of your Bachelor degree, in the relevant discipline. Only students from our partner universities will be considered. Full Australian working rights are required prior to application.

  4. Visit http://au.gsk.com/en-au/careers/students/ to find out more about GSK program.

Any specific questions can be made directly to Sarah Wilde at GSK at [email protected]

Applications close 25 August 2017.

Contact information:

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

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