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Manager, Finance Leadership Development Program

Date: Dec 26, 2017

Location: Stamford, CT, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 100343 

Multi Location Job:  

Position Summary:


Selected Graduates will join the HARMAN Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP). This is a two-year rotational program to develop and train the future global finance leaders of the company.


Over the two-year program, the FLDP candidate will rotate through multiple Finance roles within HARMAN, starting in the Global Corporate Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Through the process, this person will gain global experience, enhance their financial skills, and build an in-depth understanding of the businesses and functions within HARMAN.


This high profile participant will work closely with senior Finance leaders and the CFO as a key stakeholder directly involved with both the development plan and career path of the individual hired.

The FLDP hire will gain exposure to executives through a structured mentoring program, while also developing a strong peer and global network.


Upon completion of the two-year program, the goal and expectation is that he or she will join HARMAN in a permanent Finance role in one of HARMAN’s US or global offices.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


For the initial rotations, it is expected there are no direct reports. As the FLDP hire progresses through his or her assignments, he or she may acquire supervisory responsibility as part of the development program.


This role may have indirect supervisory responsibility at any time as part of project assignments

Job Responsibilities:

There will be four rotations throughout the program.

Rotation One: Corporate FP&A and Consolidation team

  • Quarterly and monthly financial reports
  • Prepare presentations to Board of Directors and Senior Management Team
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis


Rotation Two: Corporate Accounting

  • Assist with models for valuation analysis.
  • Prepare complex financial analyses to support accounting conclusions
  • Assist with reporting compliance and account mapping reconciliations
  • Assisting with the month-end close cycle under the direction of the Accounting team
  • Reconcile various balance sheet accounts


Third and Forth Rotations: To be determined based on business need at the time of the rotations, but will include a rotation in a Division controlling role and at least one rotation in a location outside of the US.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters in Finance, Economics or Accounting, MBA, or studying towards this in their final year
  • Willingness to travel and commitment to the rotation assignments over the two year duration of the program
  • Strong work ethic and principles
  • Team player with positive attitude to succeed
  • Strong aptitude for finance with broad knowledge of finance
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience with satisfactory performance record
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized



Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:


Leadership: Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance

  • Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition


Change Orientation: Champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things

  • Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems or services and manage change to better serve customer needs


Collaboration:  Connect, engage and communicate with others

  • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships


Judgment: Make sound decisions

  • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions


Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results

  • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to work in an office initially in Stamford, CT
  • Willingness to relocate to any HARMAN office in the future
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

Requisition Id : 100343 

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