Walgreens is seeking highly talented and career-minded professionals who will begin employment at Walgreens Corporate Headquarters with the Finance Development Program (FDP). FDP is a two year program in which associates complete 4 rotations of 6 months each prior to graduating into a regular position of greater responsibility. FDP focuses on further developing and growing you into well-rounded business professionals gaining strong foundational education and training in Accounting and surrounding fields. The FDP is a highly visible program, supported by a Steering Committee of senior members of Management. The program graduates are expected to take future leadership positions within the company.
During the 24 month program, the associates will rotate through categories of rotations including: business unit finance departments, strategy finance departments, accounting/compliance/controls departments, and a planning finance department. The associates will be assigned a mentor from senior management as well as a former FDP Alumni mentor that counsel them throughout the program. The FDP offers extensive training through each rotation that focuses on development of associates’ core competencies such as leadership, communication, problem-solving, etc., and technical competencies in the context of Walgreens such as financial planning, financial modeling, risk & control, SEC reporting, contracting, etc. The rotational program also has a robust performance management process focused on your development.
Upon graduation, you will become part of the distinct FDP Alumni association receiving support and recognition through the program throughout your career.
- While meeting the program growth and development goals, assists business units and functions in achievement of Objectives, Strategies, Goals & Metrics, through the following tasks, where applicable:
- Assists management with financial reporting, variance analysis, and ad hoc business analysis.
- Assists management in assessment of risks and controls for one or more given business processes.
- Assists management in closing the books and or SEC reporting duties.
- Assists management with identifying cost savings and process improvements and working to implement them.
- Assists management with evaluating business contracts.
- Assists management with ad hoc analysis, generating and analyzing management reports and communicating clearly the outcomes
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics and no more than 2 years full-time work experience.
GPA of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Experience leading people and/or processes in school and/or work situations.
Experience analyzing situations and resolving problems in school and/or work situations.
Experience building and maintaining relationships within a team.
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example:
using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example:
applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example:
inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
Willing to travel up to 5% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
Experience holding a leadership position, such as student organizations, residence halls, fraternity/sorority or similar.
Recipient of achievement award or recognition – academics, sports, student organization contribution or similar.
Experience with entrepreneurial achievements or activities.