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Finance Management Trainee Belgium

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Job ID MEC01417 Date posted 09/24/2020 Location : Mechelen, Belgium
Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Launch your career engaging in meaningful work!

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive – a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with food. We combine our experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. We offer a diverse, inclusive and inspiring working environment where you will grow personally and professionally.

What is the Financial Management Trainee Program about?

We aim to develop top diverse talent towards future expert and managerial roles for our financial function at Cargill. The program offers access to accelerate development on the job and through other channels during a 24-month program which may include depending on your area of expertise:
  • Developing knowledge around the relevant processes to be able to support the country businesses. 
  • Participating and being involved in general finance activities in other countries.
  • Assisting the financial team with the Profit and Loss (P&L) preparation. 
  • Collaborating with the commercial and trading teams and developing into a business partner. 
  • Providing expertise in our SAP processes to meet the finance procedures. 
  • Learning on the job from experts, developing technical and soft skills and receiving coaching from your manager and peers.
  • Participating in structured learning (digital and instructor led) to develop your technical, professional and leadership skills with peers across Europe, Middle East and Africa, learning from each other during the different sessions of the Cargill European Graduate program.
  • Building a peer network across Cargill.
Joining the One Accounting and Finance organisation, this position will be involved with general accounting and finance responsibilities.

The trainee will be involved in special projects across EMEA region which could include new corporate initiatives. As SAP is the finance system of choice for Cargill, this position will actively be involved in SAP processes implementation to meet the Finance procedures.
The position will work closely with the commercial, supply chains and trading teams as well as the people at the production locations which will give insight and knowledge on the specifics of the business. This will enable development not only as a finance person but as a competent business partner as well.

What you will bring to Cargill (REQUIRED)
  • Master degree in a related field: Accounting and Control, Finance and Audit, Business / Business Administration.
  • Fluency in English and Dutch or French languages.
  • Flexibility to travel to other Cargill sites in Belgium and Netherlands.  
  • Not more than 2 years of real work experience.
What you will bring to Cargill (PREFERRED)
  • Flexibility: be willing and ready to work in a fast changing environment with a lot of challenges and opportunities to grow.
  • Strong analytical skills and business insight: be able to detect a problem, analyze it and work with big volumes of information in order to fix it.
  • Self-starter: highly motivated and able to work independently. Willingness to take responsibility and initiative. Demonstrated experience in prioritizing work and meeting deadlines 
  • Stress resistant: be able to operate in an environment with a lot of ambiguity
  • Teamwork; ability to work in cross-cultural and cross-functional teams.
  • Fast learner and oriented to self-development.
Our Offer

We will provide a fast-paced stimulating international environment, which will challenge and stretch you. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest private companies in the world!
What’s different within Cargill is our inclusion and global gender parity aspiration. You can find a few of the stories of diverse talent here:

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.
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