Finance Excellence Program

The future holds many questions. Have you got what it takes to answer them?

Want to make an impact in the world of finance? You’ve come to the right place. We’re looking for the most talented and ambitious finance experts – people who have what it takes to be a successful CFO. Whether you’re early on in your career or an experienced professional, our Finance Excellence Program will set you up with everything you need to establish a leadership career in finance. You’re interested in pushing yourself and career further? Join us.

Two short years. A lifetime of knowledge.

Our Finance Excellence Program (FEP) lets you experience life in strategic and operational finance functions all over the world. Challenging assignments will take you across our Siemens businesses. On your journey, you will not only learn all there is to know about finance within Siemens, but also establish a vast professional network which includes both senior and future financial leaders.
Alumni and participants

Where are they now?

The Finance Excellence Program is a stepping stone into a high-profile leadership role in finance at Siemens. Meet our alumni and associates and find out what's their take on the FEP's return on investment.

Don’t be busy. Be productive!

Rishi, FEP participant since August 2017

FEP is a great opportunity to experience & learn from the diverse businesses within Siemens, along with invaluable exposure to senior leaders. For me, it provides a solid platform to broaden my expertise and further develop as a leader

Saanchika, FEP participant since June 2017

For me, the FEP is about focusing my career while also broadening horizons. The program’s top-notch resources and access to decision makers enable me to simultaneously develop as a finance leader and deepen my energy-sector expertise.

Clayton, FEP participant since September 2015

Completed assignments

Looking back

You will complete three individually chosen assignments around the globe.
Europe
Germany
Next 47

Risk Manager

  • Setting up operations for innovation and venture capital fund

  • Develop operating framework and risk management process to establish the VC Fund with the CFO

  • Create qualitative metrics for early identification of underperforming startups

  • Value start-ups and identify VC investments at risk
Germany
Power & Gas

Project Lead – Operational Excellence

  • Operational improvement for manufacturing sites

  • Develop KPI system for large manufacturing site and standardized performance management

  • Review supply chain of high value pars (blades & vanes) and identified steps to optimize

  • Propose strategies to help reduce inventory holding and reduce costs

  • Lead initiative to improve forecast accuracy of orders of specialized materials
Germany
Financial Services

Senior Investment Manager

  • Energy Finance Debt Risk Management

  • Structure and negotiate captive finance solutions for energy generation facilities

  • Led investment analysis for syndicated debt transactions within the Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuel sectors
Germany
Energy Management

Project Manager

  • Improve Profitability of Business Unit

  • Plan and implement initiatives to reduce targeted indirect cost categories

  • Evaluate Engineering hub synergies through financing modelling

  • Drive process optimisation in factories
France
Headquarters

Sales incentives strategy lead

  • Definition and roll-out of the strategy

  • Implement a transparent sales performance process across all divisions, from target setting to quarterly order intake tracking for each of the 400 sales and account managers in the country
North America
USA
Mobility Management

Commercial Project Manager

  • Financial controlling for two New York City subway projects, optimizing of project management tools and software

  • Manage two $20m+ projects with New York Transit Authority

  • Define and update the risks and opportunities

  • Work with customers to ensure timely payments

  • Define the claim strategy

  • Support technical team with all business related topics
Asia
Singapore
Digital Factories

Controller Sales Operations Center MindSphere APAC

  • Cloud Application Solutions

  • Setup commercial functions for Siemens Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform business "MindSphere" in the APAC region
Germany
Next 47

Risk Manager

  • Setting up operations for innovation and venture capital fund

  • Develop operating framework and risk management process to establish the VC Fund with the CFO

  • Create qualitative metrics for early identification of underperforming startups

  • Value start-ups and identify VC investments at risk
Germany
Power & Gas

Project Lead – Operational Excellence

  • Operational improvement for manufacturing sites

  • Develop KPI system for large manufacturing site and standardized performance management

  • Review supply chain of high value pars (blades & vanes) and identified steps to optimize

  • Propose strategies to help reduce inventory holding and reduce costs

  • Lead initiative to improve forecast accuracy of orders of specialized materials
USA
Mobility Management

Commercial Project Manager

  • Financial controlling for two New York City subway projects, optimizing of project management tools and software

  • Manage two $20m+ projects with New York Transit Authority

  • Define and update the risks and opportunities

  • Work with customers to ensure timely payments

  • Define the claim strategy

  • Support technical team with all business related topics
Germany
Financial Services

Senior Investment Manager

  • Energy Finance Debt Risk Management

  • Structure and negotiate captive finance solutions for energy generation facilities

  • Led investment analysis for syndicated debt transactions within the Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuel sectors
Germany
Energy Management

Project Manager

  • Improve Profitability of Business Unit

  • Plan and implement initiatives to reduce targeted indirect cost categories

  • Evaluate Engineering hub synergies through financing modelling

  • Drive process optimisation in factories
France
Headquarters

Sales incentives strategy lead

  • Definition and roll-out of the strategy

  • Implement a transparent sales performance process across all divisions, from target setting to quarterly order intake tracking for each of the 400 sales and account managers in the country
Singapore
Digital Factories

Controller Sales Operations Center MindSphere APAC

  • Cloud Application Solutions

  • Setup commercial functions for Siemens Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform business "MindSphere" in the APAC region

See what assignments some of our previous participants completed.

Choose a project to get more information.

About Siemens

Do we share the same values?

Siemens has remained true to the pioneering spirit its founder, Werner von Siemens, ignited more than 170 years ago. Year for year, we continue to push ourselves to do better, discover more and achieve greater things. And, our figures are testament to the success of our efforts. Interested in joining a fast-paced company? Think you can keep up?
Application requirements

Which Qualifications do you need?

Only the very best qualify for our exclusive Finance Excellence Program. The intensity of our program is above-average but it also makes unique development opportunities available to you. If you meet the requirements and feel up to the challenge, send us your CV and cover letter.
Selecting the Participants

What to expect from our application process

The application process of the Finance Excellence Program is designed to give you ample opportunity to show us your best. We have cut the process down to 4 steps. This way, we find out, if you're a good match, and give you a good candidate experience.

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CV Screening

A careful review of your resume and supporting documents based on the criteria detailed in the qualification section above.

Each application is examined thoroughly and objectively. Feedback is generally provided within five business days.

1st round

A telephone interview (or on campus) to discuss your general experience, skills, and capabilities.

During this interview we will also ask you about your interest and motivation for the Siemens Finance Excellence Program and your career goals. Additionally, you’ll be given the chance to ask any questions you may have.

2nd round

First personal interview with a Senior Business Manager (for example, a Country CFO) and a Senior HR Manager.

You will not face any case studies but be prepared to answer questions about your work history and provide specific examples of your professional/project experiences. We want to get to know you better, both as a person and as a professional.

Final round

Final interview with a member of the Siemens top leadership team and the Head of the Siemens Finance Excellence Program.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions?

Frequently asked questions about the Finance Excellence Program

We have no set deadline; we accept applications throughout the year. However, some business school 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 FEP 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 FEP 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 headquarter perspective. 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 USA 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 FEP 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.

Contact

Any questions left?

If you still can’t find the answers you’re looking for, drop us an email. A member of the Program Office will happily advise you.

Application

Ready to apply?

Think you can make the cut? We are looking forward to receiving your application and aim to provide feedback within five business days.