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Finance Early Career Rotation Program Analyst


Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: White Plains, NY or Broomfield, US

Company: DANONE

USO - Danone Foods, Inc, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking forFinance Early Career Rotation Program Analyst in United States (US) for White Plains, NY or Broomfield, CO 

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.
For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.

JOB TITLE:   Finance Early Career Rotation Program Analyst


FUNCTION:  Finance & Accounting


COMPANY NAME:  Danone North America


INDUSTRY:  Consumer Packaged Goods


LOCATION:  Broomfield, CO, USA or White Plains, NY, USA


COMPANY DESCRIPTION:  Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food & beverage company built on four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition. Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with its vision -Danone, One Planet. One Health- which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Building on health-focused categories, Danone commits to operating in an efficient and responsible manner to create and share sustainable value. Danone holds itself to the highest standards in doing business, as reflected by its ambition to become one of the first multinationals certified as B Corp. With products sold in over 120 markets, Danone generated sales of €24.7 billion in 2017. Danone’s portfolio includes leading brands such as Activia, evian, Oikos, Silk, Vega, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Light & Fit, SToK, and So Delicious.

Listed on Euronext Paris and on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Vigeo Eiris, the Ethibel Sustainability Index, MSCI Global Sustainability, MSCI Global SRI Indexes and the FTSE4Good Index.


The Danone North America Finance Organization is seeking Finance Early Career Rotation Program Analysts starting in Summer 2019. Positions will be offered in both finance and accounting, with three 8-month rotations in Broomfield, CO and/or White Plains, NY. The program provides a unique opportunity to learn from the diverse Finance and Accounting teams supporting Danone. As part of this program, you’ll harness your business acumen and technical skills to design, implement, and operate the processes that support and enable Danone’s growing businesses and innovations. Ideal candidates will hold a BS/BA in Finance, Accounting, or a related field and have leadership experience.


  • Manage assigned projects; work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to drive value added projects to completion. Present project results to management and Sr. Leadership.
  • Gain hands on experience as a finance/accounting analyst assisting with various operational duties as assigned, including but not limited to:
    • Gather, analyze, prepare and summarize recommendations for financial plans, trended future requirements and operating forecasts
    • Participate in month/quarter-end accounting close
    • Variance Analysis: analyze P&L for changes in margin and expenses
    • Assist with the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, operational, regulatory & financial internal audits, management assurance engagements, and fraud and forensics
    • Support businesses in creating and executing internal controls
    • Aid in the creation and modification of internal controls
    • Responsible for general ledger close activities using SAP. Assist with close responsibilities (i.e. perform journal entries, reconciliations, balance sheet flux analysis, detailed account analysis)
    • Prepare monthly financial and management reporting packages
  • Participate in all company sponsored training and volunteer activities
  • Perform miscellaneous administrative duties, as needed
  • All other duties as assigned


Preferred Candidate Qualifications:


Education and Experience:


  • Current student enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, or a related field. Must have an expected graduation date of May 2019 or earlier
  • Internship/work experience in a corporate/professional environment required. Experience in Finance, Accounting, Manufacturing and/or CPG desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze financial statements, including P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement required.
  • Proven Proficiency with MS Excel and financial modeling required
  • Strong PowerPoint and presentation development skills required



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • High intellectual curiosity and passion for continuous learning
  • Results-oriented and committed to delivering high-quality work, high attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong problem-solving and excellent communications skills in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently in a cross-functional matrix organization
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of International Financial Report Standards
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to Danone’s core values
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Working knowledge of a large ERP software platform (such as SAP), MS Access, and advanced financial modeling tools helpful.


Additional Information:

  • Must be willing and able to commit to 3 8-month rotations (2 years), working 40 hours a week and overtime if requested
  • Local candidates preferred


SALARY:  Danone North America offers a competitive salary for this internship.

Nothing in this job description restricts Danone North America’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.

For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit Join us and contribute to a healthier world!

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Danone North America is comprised of several business units, including Dannon, Stonyfield, Danone Canada, Danone Waters of America, Nutricia, Early Life Nutrition, Danone Foods, and Happy Family.  

This role will be hired within the Cluster Business Services for Danone North America.  

The Cluster Business Services is an internal team, providing centralized support services to the functions of Finance, Human Resources, General Secretary, and IS/IT within our North American companies.  

The Danone North American companies are all subsidiaries of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world, with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition.  Danone's core values foster individual professional growth and reward entrepreneurialism and innovation.  You can see it reflected in our people, products and culture.  We encourage you to apply and learn more!

Danone Foods is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

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