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Finance Associate Rotational (FAR) Program - Accounting Track

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Job ID UNI06027 Date posted 01/13/2021 Location : Eddyville, Iowa | Newnan, Georgia | Springdale, Arkansas
Early Careers at Cargill:
From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.
Finance Associate Rotational (FAR) Program: 
Think about a career where you get to be a key player in learning Cargill's assets and contributing to the company's profitability. Your career path could take you to the implementation of a new technology, to a special project or to working on cross-functional international teams. During each rotation, you will tackle real challenges, cultivate your curiosity, have client exposure, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments and have your initiative acknowledged along the way. 
The FAR Program is a three-year rotational program, with 12 months spent in each rotation. Our rotational program is the primary source for the next generation of Cargill Finance leaders! In the FAR Program there are two tracks participants will enter into: the Accounting track or the Risk track. The Accounting track is the main track where majority of participants will join. In this track you will gain strong foundational skills within the accounting space of Corporate Finance at Cargill.  Our goal is to develop the next generation of Accounting & Finance leaders at Cargill by exposing them to a wide set of unique skills and leadership opportunities typically not afforded early in a career. Our program is an ideal and unique opportunity for those driven individuals seeking a wide breadth and depth of accounting and business knowledge.
Accounting Track:
Each participant will begin their first rotation in a cost accounting role at or supporting one of our production facilities. This year one rotation will give participants exposure to the heart of Cargill's businesses and gain core foundational experiences. After year one participants will relocate to Minneapolis or Wichita for the remainder of the program moving into an Accounting & Reporting role, then rotating into either Corporate Accounting & Finance, Management Information & Decision Support, or Tax for their final rotation. These rotations are subject to change based on business or program need
Over the course of three years, participants in the FAR Program will rotate through three roles on varied Accounting & Finance teams. This unique opportunity to see three distinct roles over three years, and work with a variety of Accounting & Finance leaders, provides our participants with a broad network and the competitive edge necessary to excel throughout their careers. After successful completion of the three-year program, participants will find a permanent placement within the Corporate Finance areas. 
Program Highlights:
The FAR Program kicks-off mid-July 2021 with the entire FAR cohort to onboard and train together during weeklong sessions before heading diving into their rotation one assignment. Throughout the three-years of the program each cohort will additionally participate in various activities together as a class. 
  • Virtual education and ongoing training: Gain exposure to Finance & Accounting leaders and hear examples of career paths through education and training. A cohesive learning & development structure has been built for each year in the program. 
  • Mentorship: Broaden your perspective on career development, gain problem-solving insights, and enhance your ability to navigate the organizational culture with the aid of a mentor. 
  • Group Activities: Build a network of connections with peers and leaders outside through group activities. Groups plan activities throughout the year are focused around: development, community service, and networking.
Associate Program Benefits:
  • Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).
  • Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives. 
  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are available to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field. 
  • Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance. 
  • As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities. 
Professional Networks:
We promote a culture that celebrates differences. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates intellectually diverse employees. Cargill’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and leverage our employees’ unique talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.
Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:
  • Asian Alliance Network 
  • Cargill Young Professionals Network
  • Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)
  • Cargill Ebony Council
  • Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW)
  • Hispanic-Latino Council
  • Cargill Pride Network
  • Veterans & Military Support Network
  • Cargill Women’s Network
Job Location & Timing:

The FAR Program will begin July 2021. Flexibility to relocate as necessary during the rotational program and/or for a post-program opportunity at the completion of the program is required. Participants will typically start the program at or supporting one of our production facilities. Locations are subject to change, including but not limited to Eddyville, IA; Springdale, AK, or Newnan,GA.  After year one, all participants will relocate permanently to Minneapolis, MN or Wichita, KS for the remainder of the program. Relocating in-program includes a variety of great relocation benefits as an internal employee.

Required Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in accounting, or in lieu of an accounting degree pursuing a Finance (or related) degree with having successfully completed at a minimum 3 accounting courses before degree completion
  • Must be graduating sometime between December 2020 and June 2021, and be available to begin full-time employment by July of 2021
  • Must have the right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer
  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate as needed.
  • Intermediate level proficiency using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Learning agility and desire for experience across the diverse domains of Finance 
  • Willing and able to relocate for rotational opportunities
  • Significant quantitative and analytical capability 
  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually 
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Desire for a career in accounting
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred. 
  • Experience working for a multi-national organization
  • Fluency in a second language
  • Demonstrated self-starter, entrepreneurial and innovative
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experience with budgeting, investment analysis, economic profit concepts and strategic planning concepts
  • Exposure to financial modeling, scenario planning and reporting
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. – Microsoft Power BI, Tableau) 
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