FINANCE GRADUATE PROGRAMME

This two-year programme based in Group Finance, in the Central Office (HQ) of the Carlsberg Group in Copenhagen, takes the graduates through the different operations within a multinational finance function. You will be exposed to many aspects and responsibilities of Accounting, Financial planning, and Management reporting. In your two rotations in Group Finance, you will be working cross-regions and markets. The third rotation will usually take you abroad to one of our local markets.

FINANCE GRADUATE PROGRAMME

This two-year programme based in Group Finance, in the Central Office (HQ) of the Carlsberg Group in Copenhagen, takes the graduates through the different operations within a multinational finance function. You will be exposed to many aspects and responsibilities of Accounting, Financial planning, and Management reporting. In your two rotations in Group Finance, you will be working cross-regions and markets. The third rotation will usually take you abroad to one of our local markets.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

The purpose of the Carlsberg Graduate programme is to attract and engage young professionals and breed the finance leaders of tomorrow within the Carlsberg Group. Leaders who will be the bearers of and contributors to the Carlsberg values and culture across functions, regions and boarders.

The programme contribute with building up the capabilities needed to execute our strategy and build our Finance Talent pipeline for the future. Over a two-year period, our Finance Graduates will build an understanding of both internal and external financial reporting, commercial & business finance, learn about our different markets and brands, while growing their international outlook and mindset. Our Finance Graduates work as fully fledged team-members.

Our Finance Graduate Programme aims at making our graduates capable of assuming senior roles in Carlsberg within a time horizon of 4-6 years after programme completion.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

The purpose of the Carlsberg Graduate programme is to attract and engage young professionals and breed the finance leaders of tomorrow within the Carlsberg Group. Leaders who will be the bearers of and contributors to the Carlsberg values and culture across functions, regions and boarders.

The programme contribute with building up the capabilities needed to execute our strategy and build our Finance Talent pipeline for the future. Over a two-year period, our Finance Graduates will build an understanding of both internal and external financial reporting, commercial & business finance, learn about our different markets and brands, while growing their international outlook and mindset. Our Finance Graduates work as fully fledged team-members.

Our Finance Graduate Programme aims at making our graduates capable of assuming senior roles in Carlsberg within a time horizon of 4-6 years after programme completion.

ROTATION LIFECYCLE

Your programme is designed to end with a six months project rotation abroad. To prepare you for this and for your career after the programme the first 2 x 9 months rotations are focused around building your competencies and knowledge about many of the core financial disciplines. This part of the programme is hosted by our Group Finance department and you will be based in our Central Office in Copenhagen. Depending on your profile and need of the business we will design your programme with two of the following rotations for your first 18 months; Financial Planning & Analysis rotation, Consolidation rotation or/and Accounting rotation.

Learn more about each of the rotations in the descriptions below.

ROTATION LIFECYCLE

Your programme is designed to end with a six months project rotation abroad. To prepare you for this and for your career after the programme the first 2 x 9 months rotations are focused around building your competencies and knowledge about many of the core financial disciplines. This part of the programme is hosted by our Group Finance department and you will be based in our Central Office in Copenhagen. Depending on your profile and need of the business we will design your programme with two of the following rotations for your first 18 months; Financial Planning & Analysis rotation, Consolidation rotation or/and Accounting rotation.

Learn more about each of the rotations in the descriptions below.

FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS ROTATION - In this rotation you will, among others, support the team in creating, analysing and commenting on the financial reports (for Carlsberg’s Executive Committee). You will get the opportunity of working directly with senior management, both on a recurring basis, as well as for ad hoc finance projects. In addition, the finance graduate will drive the financial and business controlling of the Carlsberg Group’s non-commercial companies. Finally, the finance graduate will be involved in projects and assignments directly related to the objectives of Group Finance.

CONSOLIDATION ROTATION - In the Consolidation rotation, you will be part of Group Consolidation, where you will get knowledge in the Group’s financial consolidation system and processes. You will get a deep dive into accounting practices, through ensuring the company’s financials are ready for internal and external use. Moreover, you will constantly communicate with subsidiaries, regions and other group functions during the consolidation process. Finally, you will be exposed to and participate in the Annual Report process, requiring cooperation with Auditors and preparation of financial statements.

 ACCOUNTING ROTATION - In the Accounting rotation, you will be part of Group Accounting, where you will gain knowledge of the Group’s external financial reporting and participate in the development of the quarterly and annual reports. You will get a deep dive into accounting practices, document accounting estimates and help improve the Group’s policies and guidelines. Moreover, you will corporate with Investor Relations and communicate with subsidiaries, regions and functions during the reporting process. Additionally, you will be involved in the planning and coordination with the Auditors and involved in the review of audit documents.

PROJECT ROTATION ABROAD - Typically, the project rotation is through participation in a group-wide project or with one of the markets outside Denmark where you will be responsible for implementing a specific project locally or supporting a subsidiary with local finance operations. This rotation abroad offers the opportunity to utilize the skills acquired during the program, and to contribute to the running of the local business. This rotation is developed together with the graduate depending on actual finance projects and possibilities in the local markets.

FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS ROTATION - In this rotation you will, among others, support the team in creating, analysing and commenting on the financial reports (for Carlsberg’s Executive Committee). You will get the opportunity of working directly with senior management, both on a recurring basis, as well as for ad hoc finance projects. In addition, the finance graduate will drive the financial and business controlling of the Carlsberg Group’s non-commercial companies. Finally, the finance graduate will be involved in projects and assignments directly related to the objectives of Group Finance.

CONSOLIDATION ROTATION - In the Consolidation rotation, you will be part of Group Consolidation, where you will get knowledge in the Group’s financial consolidation system and processes. You will get a deep dive into accounting practices, through ensuring the company’s financials are ready for internal and external use. Moreover, you will constantly communicate with subsidiaries, regions and other group functions during the consolidation process. Finally, you will be exposed to and participate in the Annual Report process, requiring cooperation with Auditors and preparation of financial statements.

 ACCOUNTING ROTATION - In the Accounting rotation, you will be part of Group Accounting, where you will gain knowledge of the Group’s external financial reporting and participate in the development of the quarterly and annual reports. You will get a deep dive into accounting practices, document accounting estimates and help improve the Group’s policies and guidelines. Moreover, you will corporate with Investor Relations and communicate with subsidiaries, regions and functions during the reporting process. Additionally, you will be involved in the planning and coordination with the Auditors and involved in the review of audit documents.

PROJECT ROTATION ABROAD - Typically, the project rotation is through participation in a group-wide project or with one of the markets outside Denmark where you will be responsible for implementing a specific project locally or supporting a subsidiary with local finance operations. This rotation abroad offers the opportunity to utilize the skills acquired during the program, and to contribute to the running of the local business. This rotation is developed together with the graduate depending on actual finance projects and possibilities in the local markets.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR THE FINANCE GRADUATE PROGRAMME?

So, here are some reasons why Carlsberg’s Finance Graduate Programme is a great professional experience you would not want to be without:
•    Carlsberg has a unique and attractive culture which instigates a sense of belonging across all graduates and colleagues.
•    You will enjoy the flat hierarchy, the easy access to senior management (even our CEO), and the significant responsibility you will be given. Sometimes you will be thrown into very deep water, but we will always be there to make sure you do not sink.
•    The two multiday graduate workshops each year are great for your development and build a strong relationship within the graduate community across the different tracks.
•    You will get a senior mentor who will be supporting your career progression and be a trusted sparring partner for you on both professional and personal development.

Watch the videos below to get to know the Finance Graduate Programme even better.
Hear what a finance manager and graduates think about the programme and why you should apply!

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR THE FINANCE GRADUATE PROGRAMME?

So, here are some reasons why Carlsberg’s Finance Graduate Programme is a great professional experience you would not want to be without:
•    Carlsberg has a unique and attractive culture which instigates a sense of belonging across all graduates and colleagues.
•    You will enjoy the flat hierarchy, the easy access to senior management (even our CEO), and the significant responsibility you will be given. Sometimes you will be thrown into very deep water, but we will always be there to make sure you do not sink.
•    The two multiday graduate workshops each year are great for your development and build a strong relationship within the graduate community across the different tracks.
•    You will get a senior mentor who will be supporting your career progression and be a trusted sparring partner for you on both professional and personal development.

Watch the videos below to get to know the Finance Graduate Programme even better.
Hear what a finance manager and graduates think about the programme and why you should apply!

What made Jonas apply for the Finance Graduate Programme?

“In my opinion, Carlsberg offers a lot of great opportunities. As a graduate, you get to grow professionally and personally which I was looking for in a graduate programme. I also applied because of the great network you get because you get to work with different teams and also with the other graduates.”

- Jonas Lyngsø, 2nd year Finance Graduate

What made Jonas apply for the Finance Graduate Programme?

“In my opinion, Carlsberg offers a lot of great opportunities. As a graduate, you get to grow professionally and personally which I was looking for in a graduate programme. I also applied because of the great network you get because you get to work with different teams and also with the other graduates.”

- Jonas Lyngsø, 2nd year Finance Graduate

Meet Nils and learn about some of the projects he has worked on as a Finance Graduate, and how Nils has benefitted from the mentoring programme.

“In my opinion, one of the best parts of having a mentor is that it’s you that brings the agenda to the table, and hence you have the chance to drive your development by yourself.”

- Nils Foerster, 2nd year Finance Graduate

Meet Nils and learn about some of the projects he has worked on as a Finance Graduate, and how Nils has benefitted from the mentoring programme.

“In my opinion, one of the best parts of having a mentor is that it’s you that brings the agenda to the table, and hence you have the chance to drive your development by yourself.”

- Nils Foerster, 2nd year Finance Graduate

What do we expect of our Finance Graduates?

SVP Head of Group Finance Raoul Gatzen talks about the Finance Graduate Programme and our expectations for those applying for the programme.

“The objective of our Finance Graduate Programme is to support and grow our graduates such that they can assume senior roles in Carlsberg four to six years after completing the programme.”

“As a graduate you need the smarts, to be committed to make the programme work as it won’t always be easy, have the willingness to learn, adapt and grow, and for that, you need to curious constantly.”

­- Raoul Gatzen, SVP Head of Group Finance

What do we expect of our Finance Graduates?

SVP Head of Group Finance Raoul Gatzen talks about the Finance Graduate Programme and our expectations for those applying for the programme.

“The objective of our Finance Graduate Programme is to support and grow our graduates such that they can assume senior roles in Carlsberg four to six years after completing the programme.”

“As a graduate you need the smarts, to be committed to make the programme work as it won’t always be easy, have the willingness to learn, adapt and grow, and for that, you need to curious constantly.”

­- Raoul Gatzen, SVP Head of Group Finance

THIRSTY FOR MORE? We are now open for application for 2022.
THIRSTY FOR MORE? We are now open for application for 2022.

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Here is a tip for you! You can create an alert and get notified when any Graduate roles open up. Follow the link and search for “Graduate” in keywords, click on “Create your alert” and choose how often you would like to receive notifications