Finance Development Program Associate

TE Connectivity

Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania

Job Type: Full time

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At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world.

Job Overview

The TE Finance Development Program (“FDP”) is a holistic, two-year development program that combines intensive on-the-job training, exposure to senior leadership, and knowledge sharing among participants. The FDP provides Associates with in-depth experiences consisting of four 6-month finance rotations within TE’s Business Units, Segments, and Corporate organizations. The rotations include Plant Controlling/Operations Finance, Financial Planning & Decision Support (FP&DS)/Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and/or Product Management Finance and Internal Audit.

Work Locations: Rotations are primarily located at TE sites in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Oregon, but may be subject to change depending on business needs. At the conclusion of the two-year program, Associates will be candidates for financial roles across the company.

Short Description

Program elements include:

  • ROTATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS - Specially crafted positions, projects, and managers to give Associates a challenging assignment with frequent feedback opportunities.
  • FORMAL MENTORING PROGRAM - Senior leaders in the organization will be able to provide support as an advisor, teacher, role model and counselor.
  • CROSS FUNCTIONAL GROUP PROJECT - This project allows associates to accomplish an important operations objective while using TE Operating Advantage (TEOA) principles (TE’s program for continuous improvement), expanding their peer network, and demonstrating ROI.
  • ASPIRE PROGRAM - Two year learning journey focused on networking, leadership development, team learning, and coaching through a mix of virtual and face to face sessions.
  • FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CURRICULUM - Associates will receive technical and specialized training opportunities throughout the course of the program.
  • VISIBILITY EVENTS - Educational networking events that provide an opportunity for Associates to connect with Senior Leadership.
  • LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES - Monthly senior leader calls aimed at developing leadership skills, networking and career development discussions.

Rotation Assignments may include:

Plant Controlling & BU Operations Finance

  • Prepare & present daily, weekly, and monthly reporting of plant actuals
  • Assist with annual budget and monthly financial and production forecast
  • Complete variance analysis of budget/actuals/forecast
  • Analyze plant and BU performance, including gross margins and manufacturing variances

Financial Planning & Decision Support/Financial Planning & Analysis (BU, Segment, & Corporate) / Product Management Finance

  • Assist in the preparation of the budget and 5-year strategic plan
  • Assist in the quarterly earnings release & guidance process
  • Perform various business and market analysis projects to help identify risks and opportunities for the company
  • Develop understanding of product line P&L and perform work in all the different value streams supporting assigned product lines
  • Support key business processes, such as Sales & Operation Planning, forecasts, and budget
  • Create and maintain financial models to assist in the development of business forecasts
  • Track and perform variance analysis on actual results compared to forecasts
  • Prepare material to be presented to various members of BU and Corporate senior management

Internal Audit

  • Assist in developing the scope and planning documentation for future audit engagements
  • Perform walkthroughs and testing of operational areas such as manufacturing, procurement and order management
  • Conduct interviews with management personnel to map processes, identify risks and perform control testing
  • Prepare reports for presentation to senior management

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related discipline
  • Work/Internship experience in Finance between 0-2 years
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated and proactive attitude towards work
  • Excellent analytical skills coupled with a strong attention to detail
  • Displays strong intellectual curiosity
  • Capacity to work well both independently and as a team member in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Mobile and flexible


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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