BEYOND BORDERS – Finance & Controlling

Do you see the business behind the numbers?

You will advise on concrete business cases and support the management on business performance drivers together with colleagues. If you have the confidence to take on challenges and contribute your ideas, you are the right fit for us. Various facets of our Finance department in Headquarters are awaiting you – be it Business and Group Controlling or global Planning- and Reporting processes. You design your own trainee program and choose departments according to your interests – also your step abroad in one of our 150 affiliates. Apart from that, you are part of an international trainee network working together on cross-functional projects and being supported by development measures such as trainings and mentoring. This way, you are prepared for an international management career at Beiersdorf!

Xi Gong, Graduate Trainee

REGISTER NOW FOR THE BEYOND BORDERS GRADUATE TRAINEE PROGRAM IN FINANCE & CONTROLLING

Currently the application phase is closed. Please register in our job board for a job agent and you will be automatically informed as soon as a new vacancy is posted.

Are you ready for our trainee program?

We are looking for:

  • Graduates in Business administration or Economics, ideally with a major in the area of Finance/Controlling and an outstanding GPA
  • Min. 6 months of practical experience through appropriate internships
  • Min. 6 months of experience abroad gained within your studies or internships
  • Fluency in English, basic knowledge of German is recommendable


  • Strong analytical skillset
  • Social & intercultural skills enabling you to work in a multicultural environment
  • Enthusiasm for brands and consumer goods
  • Ambition for an international career
  • Desire to take over managerial responsibilities

Steps of the BEYOND BORDERS Finance & Controlling program

  • BEYOND BORDERS – Finance & Controlling

    Finance Standardization and Transparency, Group Controlling, and Accounting (4 months)

    During your first step you will get to know central planning and reporting processes, learning more about our corporate finance function and corporate strategy. You will also become familiar with our accounting system and corporate controlling. As a project you will optimize relevant processes and reports to support management with even better information for decision making.

  • BEYOND BORDERS – Finance & Controlling

    Functional Business Controlling (4 months)

    For step two you will dive into Brands, Supply Chain or R&D Controlling. As a Functional Business Controller you will act as an operative partner of the management team to ensure financial discipline and to promote decision making. You will contribute to global business reviews and develop measures to improve profitability as well as planning and reviewing budgets.

  • BEYOND BORDERS – Finance & Controlling

    International posting (6 months)

    While bringing your experience to our teams abroad, you will gain new perspectives on our business from a local point of view. Working on local operative Finance & Controlling topics in one of our affiliates will sharpen your awareness of cultural differences – an essential skill for leading people in a global and customer-oriented company such as Beiersdorf.

  • BEYOND BORDERS – Finance & Controlling

    Cross-functional assignment (4 months)

    This final step gives you the opportunity to literally go beyond the borders of the finance department and deepen your expertise in another area that interests you. You could round up your business understanding by getting to know, for example, Sales, Marketing or potentially Auditing to prepare you for your future financial career.

  • Finance Standardization and Transparency, Group Controlling, and Accounting (4 months)

    BEYOND BORDERS – Finance & Controlling

    Finance Standardization and Transparency, Group Controlling, and Accounting (4 months)

    During your first step you will get to know central planning and reporting processes, learning more about our corporate finance function and corporate strategy. You will also become familiar with our accounting system and corporate controlling. As a project you will optimize relevant processes and reports to support management with even better information for decision making.

  • Functional Business Controlling (4 months)

    BEYOND BORDERS – Finance & Controlling

    Functional Business Controlling (4 months)

    For step two you will dive into Brands, Supply Chain or R&D Controlling. As a Functional Business Controller you will act as an operative partner of the management team to ensure financial discipline and to promote decision making. You will contribute to global business reviews and develop measures to improve profitability as well as planning and reviewing budgets.

  • International posting (6 months)

    BEYOND BORDERS – Finance & Controlling

    International posting (6 months)

    While bringing your experience to our teams abroad, you will gain new perspectives on our business from a local point of view. Working on local operative Finance & Controlling topics in one of our affiliates will sharpen your awareness of cultural differences – an essential skill for leading people in a global and customer-oriented company such as Beiersdorf.

  • Cross-functional assignment (4 months)

    BEYOND BORDERS – Finance & Controlling

    Cross-functional assignment (4 months)

    This final step gives you the opportunity to literally go beyond the borders of the finance department and deepen your expertise in another area that interests you. You could round up your business understanding by getting to know, for example, Sales, Marketing or potentially Auditing to prepare you for your future financial career.