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The Finance Excellence Program

Do you want to break out of your comfort zone? You’re in the right place. Our Finance Excellence Program (FEP) will set you up with everything you need to establish a unique leadership career in finance.

A unique program. A world of opportunity.

Our two-year Finance Excellence Program lets you experience life in strategic and operational finance functions internationally. You’ll learn all there is to know about finance within Siemens while completing various challenges across our 10 different divisions, from Power & Gas to Digital Factory and Siemens Financial Services.

 

You’ll be based in one of the Siemens divisions in a finance role taking on three demanding assignments, each lasting eight months, which will enhance your personal and professional development. Each assignment is tailor-made and at least one of your rotations will be abroad – so don’t forget your passport. You’ll be mentored by one of the Division CFOs and have an extensive support network to keep you prepared for daily challenges and the long-term planning of your finance career.

 

We’re looking for the most talented and ambitious finance experts who have what it takes to become a CFO. Whether you’re early on in your career or an experienced professional, the Finance Excellence Program will help you maximize your full potential. If you’re interested in pushing yourself and career further, join us.

Testimonials

Where are they now?

Our Finance Excellence Program has helped many people create a successful career in Finance at Siemens. Hear from our alumni who benefited from day one.

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Ingy Badie

Project Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions, Germany

“I was given plenty of valuable feedback on my development in talks with top management as well as a made-to-measure assignment in structured and project financing.”

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Ritesh Khandelwal

CFO Mobility, India

“While the FEP rotations offered a steep and rewarding learning curve, I also benefited significantly from my interactions with senior finance leaders, who took a genuine interest in supporting my career aspirations.”

 
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What do I need?                                                                     

  • MBA, PhD, outstanding diploma, master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a finance-based course of studies
  • Two to five years of working experience in a finance function (ideally before final graduation)
  • At least six months working experience abroad
  • Business fluency in English – an additional language is a plus
  • Convincing personality and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong personal commitment
  • Willing to work abroad and learn a new language

 

How do I apply?

You can apply by sending a CV and cover letter to us via our website. We then have a four-phased review process, starting with CV screening and a video interview, followed by two rounds of face-to-face interviews where we review your analytical and financial skills as well as your behavioral competencies. The process should take between four to eight weeks.

Any questions?

What else do I need to know?

Want some more information about the Finance Excellence Program? Here are some of our most asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, drop us an email at finance-excellence@siemens.com – where a member of the Program Office will happily advise you. 

Who established the FEP?

The FEP was initiated in 2008 by Joe Kaeser, now Siemens President and CEO, and his Finance Leadership Team. Together, they have been promoting and supporting the program and their participants ever since.

We recruit throughout the year so there’s no set deadline. However some deadlines may be set by business schools.

You’ll receive a permanent employment contract with Siemens AG in Germany. This is part of our commitment to your finance career with us.

There’s no fixed entry date – we have a rolling intake and the flexibility to have you start at the beginning of the next month.

Of course. We’ll support you (including your partner and children) with your relocation. We can also help with any visas and resident registration.

Assignments are individually selected based on your background, interests and prior experience. That way we can make sure you have the best chance of developing. It really is tailor-made.

You’ll encounter a range of challenging assignments in various finance-related functions like asset, risk, or liquidity management, to resolving complex issues in our Financial Statements, Reporting, or Controlling units.

The FEP is a global program and we want to show the opportunities available to you by working at Siemens. We’ll identify opportunities across the globe, in any of the 190 countries we operate in. At least one assignment should be taken in Germany to give you an understanding of how the business networks from its headquarters. After that, the world is your oyster. In the past, people have found themselves in places like China, South Africa, Brazil, the USA and Russia.

You’ll receive regular feedback and performance evaluations throughout the FEP, helping you to stay on track. When you successfully graduate, you’ll be offered a permanent role within Siemens which suits your personal development plan. Once your position is confirmed, you’ll take part in an official graduation ceremony officiated by the top CFOs of Siemens.  

We’ve specifically designed a training program for those of the FEP course which takes place at the Siemens Global Leadership Centre. You’ll cover standard leadership and finance-related topics as well as individual coaching. You can also attend language immersion classes when taking up assignments abroad, including German language classes at the start of the program. We’ll also assign you one of our finance executives to mentor you throughout your time with us.

We offer a competitive salary package reflecting the high quality of the candidates.