Cargill Finance Associate Rotational (FAR) Program 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Finance Associate Rotational (FAR) Program 2018

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Early Careers at Cargill:

From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.

Finance Associate Rotational (FAR) Program:

Think about a career where you get to be a key player in learning Cargill's assets and contributing to the company's profitability. Your career path could take you to the implementation of a new technology, to a special project or to working on cross-functional international teams. During the rotation, you will tackle real challenges, cultivate your curiosity, have client exposure, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments and have your initiative acknowledged along the way.

Program Highlights:

The FAR Program is a three-year rotational program, with 12 months spent in each rotation. The program allows you to rotate within Cargill businesses (such as Animal Nutrition, Food Ingredients and Bio-Industrial or Protein and Salt) and Cargill Centers of Expertise (such as Risk Management, Corporate Financial Reporting or Tax). After successful completion of the three-year FAR Program, you will be placed into a permanent position. Our rotational program is the primary source for the next generation of Cargill Finance leaders!

  • You will join the FAR Program with other new graduates onboarding and training together during your first week. During your three years, you will participate in various activities together with your onboarding class. Similarly, you will graduate from the rotational program together, participating in a capstone project or presentation.

  • Gain exposure to Finance leaders and hear examples of Finance career paths through education and training. Webinar topics are decided by you, which results in relevant and timely topics. We help participants understand how you fit and why you matter to Cargill.

  • Broaden your perspective on career development, gain problem-solving insights, and enhance your ability to navigate the organizational culture with the aid of an assigned mentor. Your mentor will be with you throughout your three years in the rotational program.

  • Build a network of connections with peers and leaders outside through group activities. Groups plan activities throughout the year are focused around: development, community service, and networking.

Associate Program Benefits:

  • Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.

  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.

  • Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.

  • As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities

Job Location & Timing:

  • FAR Program participants are typically based out of Minneapolis, MN or Wichita, KS for the rotations. However, participants may be placed at a Cargill plant or office location across the United States. Business need and candidate preference are both considered when determining location.

  • The FAR Program will begin in June 2018.


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or a related degree.

  • Must be graduating between Winter 2017 and Summer 2018 AND be available for full-time employment by June of 2018.

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

  • Intermediate level proficiency using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Strong financial acumen

  • Learning agility and desire for experience across the diverse domains of Finance

  • Willing and able to relocate for rotational opportunities

  • Significant quantitative and analytical capability

  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually

  • Strong communication skills – written and oral

  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with or without reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred.

  • Experience working for a multi-national organization

  • Fluency in a second language

  • Demonstrated self-starter, entrepreneurial and innovative

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Experience with budgeting, investment analysis, economic profit concepts and strategic planning concepts

  • Exposure to financial modeling, scenario planning and reporting

  • Experience with SAP

  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. – Microsoft Power BI, Tableau)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis

Other Locations US-KS-Wichita, United States

Req ID: UNI05219