Trainee Controlling & Accounting (m/f/d)
Are you a recent business graduate with a master's degree, eager to put your expertise into practice while fast-forward your professional career? We are a leading international wholesale company, offering a unique opportunity for driven and ambitious people to join our Corporate Trainee Programme at METRO AG in Düsseldorf, the holding company of METRO/MAKRO.
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the trade sector or bring in your passion for the same while developing further personally and professionally? Look no further than METRO! As a leading international food wholesaler, we specialize in meeting the unique needs of hotels, restaurants, caterers, and independent traders. With around 17 million customers worldwide, our multichannel approach allows for easy purchasing both in-store, via online order and via delivery – all digitally connected. We operate in over 30 countries, employing more than 93,000 people globally, and our sales reached €29.8 billion in the most recent financial year aiming to continue our successful growth journey.
Join our team as we strive to meet our ambitious growth goals with our “sCore” strategy which is closely accompanied by our Fundamentals. These shared values guide us every day and begin with a commitment to our core mission of being the best wholesale company we can be. The basis for this is our ONE METRO spirit - where everyone is needed, and everyone stands together, working with curiosity, determination, courage, commitment, and trust. Come grow with us at METRO! More information available via careers.metroag.de.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME
Our traineeship programme is designed to bring you fast-track into a senior expert role in your chosen field. As a trainee, you will have the opportunity to work in various specialized areas, exciting projects and gain exposure to different departments and leaders. In addition, you can complete an assignment in one of our METRO countries, providing a truly international experience.
In our trainee programme in the field of Finance, you will gain first-hand experience in our Corporate Controlling and Accounting division. You will get to learn the main financial indicators with which we evaluate the business performance of our international wholesale entities; based on that, opportunities and risks are identified together with local colleagues and business units. You will also deep-dive into international commercial controlling activities that indicate the progress of our overall company strategy. Of course, core financial activities such as group consolidation, budgeting, forecasting and investment case evaluation are part of your traineeship. Finally, you will experience how we drive ‘Digital Transformation’ in Finance and how modern business intelligence solutions create value in our company.
Further details on our programme:
- 18 months duration starting on 1 October 2023
- International assignment in a METRO country
- Constant mentoring and skill training
- Unlimited contract
- Networking events
- Application period until 30th of June 2023
What you need to bring to the table to be eligible:
- A master's degree in business/economics with a specialization in Finance, Controlling or a related field with very good results
- Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office 365, especially Excel
- Engagement in extra-curricular activities is a plus
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- A passion for learning and growth
- The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal; German language skill is a plus
In return, we offer an unlimited contract right from the start, a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work in teams of highly motivated and experienced professionals.
To apply, please submit your resume and a motivational letter highlighting your qualifications for your chosen work field, and why you would be a good fit for this programme; instead of the motivational letter, we are also welcoming a personal video message in which you can bring this content across personally. If you’re up doing so, please upload your video (max. 3 minutes) together with your CV.
If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career opportunity and are ready to take your first step into the world of business, we encourage you to apply for our trainee programme. Join METRO and start your journey as a Corporate Trainee today! Shape the future of METRO together with us!
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