GOglobal Finance Trainee (m/w/d)

companyMerck KGaA
locationDarmstadt, Deutschland
remotePartially remote
VeröffentlichtVeröffentlicht: 11.7.2024
Junior Finance Manager
1 - 2 Jahre Berufserfahrung

Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


This 2-year General Finance graduate program targets you as an outstanding Master student. It offers you a wide array of opportunities and experiences to prepare you for future roles within our company's Finance organization. The program encompasses rotations across Finance functions and ensures continuous learning. This includes international assignments, mentoring and formal training resulting in your personal and professional development.

Your role:

During your 24-months rotation plan, you will get to know multiple facets of Finance and build a strong company-wide network. In the first 15 months at our headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, you will experience different Finance areas with focus on Controlling, Accounting and Reporting. You will deepen your understanding of the business, learn Finance tools and processes, and get to know the requirements of the Finance function. In addition to supporting daily business, you will also take ownership for high impact projects within Finance with direct senior management interactions.

In the subsequent nine months assignment in one of our entities abroad (e.g. China, Taiwan or South Korea), you will be assigned to our Country Finance organization. As a member of the local team, you will be responsible for processes and projects within different local Finance functions to enhance your Finance expertise and to further develop business acumen as well as cross-cultural competences.

After successfully completing the program, you will move into an exciting role within the Group Finance organization in Germany or abroad, taking into consideration your interest and career aspirations, professional development opportunities, as well as business needs.

In Addition, during the program you will participate in a comprehensive training curriculum focused on improving your hard- and soft-skills and you will receive continuous mentoring.

The assessment center will take place in early October 2024. The program starts in March 2025 offering a permanent contract.

Who you are:

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in Finance/Business Studies or Industrial Engineering/ Business Informatics with a focus on Corporate Finance, Accounting or Controlling with outstanding academic performance.
  • Practical experiences in Finance via at least two (international) internships, e.g. in Accounting or Financial Controlling.
  • Sound financial knowledge and analytical skills.
  • High proficiency with digital tools and willingness to embrace new technologies; prior touchpoints to Finance digitization, data science and/or business intelligence are a plus.
  • Profound knowledge of MS Office; SAP, TM-1 and Tableau skills are a plus.
  • Fluency in Business English, plus a second language.
  • High learning agility and curiosity to problem solving. Team-player with strong presentation, communication, and networking skills.
  • Extracurricular activities are a plus.

Please enclose the following documents with your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of academic records, current grade report or preliminary certificates (or grades achieved thus far).
  • Copies of internship and working student certificates/reports and other relevant assessments.

The deadline for applications is 7 August 2024.

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!


  • 1 - 2 Jahre Berufserfahrung


  • Englisch

Erforderliche Fähigkeiten

  • Finanzwirtschaft