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 program 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 program 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 program 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 program 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!

Hear about what made Jonas apply for the Finance programme

 “(..) I really like the graduate programme. You get to try different roles within the company, and you get a really great network, and also important and nice tasks.”

Jonas, 1st year Finance Graduate

Hear about what made Jonas apply for the Finance programme

 “(..) I really like the graduate programme. You get to try different roles within the company, and you get a really great network, and also important and nice tasks.”

Jonas, 1st year Finance Graduate

Meet Mareike and learn about the mentoring programme and potential projects you can be engaged in as a Finance Graduate

“I think the mentor programme here at Carlsberg is really good. You get to meet a person that is very senior and get to talk with them about your needs and feelings, but also how your future development in the company could be”

Mareike, 2nd year Finance Graduate

Meet Mareike and learn about the mentoring programme and potential projects you can be engaged in as a Finance Graduate

“I think the mentor programme here at Carlsberg is really good. You get to meet a person that is very senior and get to talk with them about your needs and feelings, but also how your future development in the company could be”

Mareike, 2nd year Finance Graduate

What do we expect of our Finance Graduates?

VP of Group Accounting Tina Aggerholm tells about our expectations for those applying for the Finance programme.

“We expect them to bring willingness to learn and the ability to grow. It's important for us that the graduates that we have grow and develop throughout the two-year programme, so that they are capable of taking on new responsibilities and new tasks after the programme”

What do we expect of our Finance Graduates?

VP of Group Accounting Tina Aggerholm tells about our expectations for those applying for the Finance programme.

“We expect them to bring willingness to learn and the ability to grow. It's important for us that the graduates that we have grow and develop throughout the two-year programme, so that they are capable of taking on new responsibilities and new tasks after the programme”

THIRSTY FOR MORE?
THIRSTY FOR MORE?

Application for our 2022 programme is expected to open in January 2022. In the meantime take a look at our other opportunities here

Application for our 2022 programme is expected to open in January 2022. In the meantime take a look at our other opportunities here