Your ambition knows just one goal: the top

Breathe new life into your finance career with the Finance Excellence Program.
Finance Excellence Program

You’re climbing the mountain.

If you want to rise above yourself, you need to focus on the essentials: a clear goal, the right tools – and, of course, the right people at your side. Our Finance Excellence Program (FEP) shares your passion and offers everything you need for a career as a finance executive. We’re looking for the most talented and ambitious finance experts who have what it takes to become the CFOs of tomorrow.

24

months

Program duration – two years that will change your life

3

rotations

Locations in 190 countries – the world is your oyster

1

unique community

Your career network – around the globe

The Finance Excellence Program is a unique opportunity for me to interact with C-level executives in ways I would not have imagined before joining Siemens.
Yanis, Finance Associate at Mergers & Acquisitions
Your program benefits

The challenge: tough. The prize: huge.

There are some things you have to experience yourself to understand. That’s why we asked people who have been through the Finance Excellence Program (FEP) to tell us about their experience. It has already helped many colleagues in their finance careers at Team Siemens. Find out what our successful associates and alums have to say.
The most important thing I have gained is a widespread network within the Siemens ecosystem and the opportunity to explore diverse roles. This experience has enabled me to think more holistically about my future goals and find ways to achieve them.
Saatvik, Strategy and Finance Associate at Digital Industries
Your program

A sprint or a marathon – you decide.

The Peloton

You’re up against the best: top graduates with majors in business science and finance who want to rise to CFO level.

Your waypoints

Three assignments, each eight months long, lie ahead. Challenging and personally tailored to your needs. Excited by the prospect? We are, too – every time.

In the slipstream

Our team will help wherever possible: An experienced Siemens manager will act as your mentor, and you can also rely on our great careers network – allowing you to focus on what counts: top performance.

Two years at full throttle

You’ll get to know Siemens inside out. Focus: automation, electrification, digitalization. Three challenging assignments await.

What might your assignments look like? Here is one example:

Where I come from:

I studied Business Administration with a major in accounting in France and worked for six years as a Financial and Operational Auditor in France, Luxembourg, and the UK.

Pursuing an MBA was a way for me to leap into leadership roles. The Finance Excellence Program is the perfect continuation and is helping me to get there!

 

How the Finance Excellence Program supports me on this path:

In the first of my three assignments, I am a project lead supporting the international expansion of Comfy. This has been a captivating experience that enabled me to learn about a new business model, namely Software as a Service (SaaS), while understanding how Siemens integrates these new models into the core activities of its Smart Infrastructure Business.

Your qualification

Ready to start?

In sports, talent and favorable starting conditions help, but what really matters is willpower and perseverance. The Finance Excellence Program (FEP) is no different. If you think you meet our requirements and want to accept the challenge, we look forward to receiving your application.
Selecting participants

What to expect from our application process?

The application process for the Finance Excellence Program is designed to give you ample opportunity to show us your best. We have shortened the process to four steps. This lets us give you an optimal experience as a qualified candidate.
Any questions?

What else do I need to know?

Want to find out more about the Finance Excellence Program? Here are answers to some questions we’re often asked.

We have no set deadline; we accept applications throughout the year. However, some business schools do set application deadlines of their own.

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

Of course, we’ll support you and your family with your relocation. We also help with any visas or resident permits you might need.

You will choose assignments based on your personal background, interests and prior experience. This way, we make sure you have the best opportunities to develop your skills. The Finance Excellence Program really is a tailored-to-fit program.

You’ll encounter a range of challenging assignments in various finance-related functions, from asset, risk, or liquidity management to resolving complex issues in financial statements, reporting, or in controlling units.

The Finance Excellence Program is a global program and we want to show the ample opportunities Siemens can make available to you. We’ll identify opportunities across the globe, in any of the 190 countries in which we operate. At least one assignment will take you to Germany to give you an understanding of our business networks from the perspective of our headquarters. After the program, you will have plenty of opportunities across the globe. In the past, participants have found themselves in places like China, South Africa, Brazil, the US and Russia.

During the course of the program you will be provided with global training, mentoring and individual coaching opportunities. We’ve specifically designed a training program for Finance Excellence Program participants which covers leadership and finance-related topics. In addition, you’re invited to attend language immersion classes to prepare you for assignments abroad. This includes German language classes at the start of the program. One of our finance executives will mentor you throughout your time with us.

No, you do not need to organize a visa or work permit on your own. Our goal is to make your start as easy as possible, so we will organize everything you need as part of a unique service. This service includes a visa/ work permit in the specific country you will be working in. This way, you can fully concentrate on your onboarding process without having to worry about any bureaucratic issues.

Contact

Any more questions?

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just send us an email. Our team here in the Program Office will be happy to help. You can also find us on LinkedIn under #FinanceExcellenceProgram.