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Finance Leadership Development Program Associate

Finance Leadership Development Program Associate
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description
Are you looking for a company that values diversity, teamwork, and growth? The Ameriprise Financial Leadership Development Program (LDP) offers meaningful work experience for emerging talent in a FORTUNE 500® company within the Financial Services industry. The Finance Leadership Development Program has played a major role in recruiting and developing our future finance and business leaders for over 45 years. The Finance LDP is a 24-month commitment crafted to cultivate your business knowledge, gain on-the-job training, network in an encouraging, inclusive, team-based environment, have exposure to senior leaders and contribute to the success of the company through three, 8-month rotations. In addition, you will have access to our Business Resource Networks, including the Black Employee Network, Young Professionals Network, PRIDE Network, and others!

Our finance professionals are responsible for financial support, analysis and strategic direction for the Ameriprise Financial business units and overall company.

The Finance LDP rotations are based on business need and chosen candidate interest, but may include the following business areas:
• Accounting/Reporting Rotation – learn the steps to reach the bottom line
• Finance Rotation – create decision support-based analytics for business partners
• Utility Rotation – blend both your finance and accounting skills on business projects that involve our internal service providers and business processes

After exploring the breadth of the business unit(s) through each rotation, LDPs may have the opportunity to post to a permanent position within Ameriprise Financial.

As a Finance LDP, you will contribute to the success of the company by performing diverse finance responsibilities. Responsibilities vary depending on current rotation and assigned projects(s) and may include:

  • Prepare a cost benefit analysis to determine expected benefits of a new product or program
  • Analyze profit and loss statements and recommend solutions to grow revenues and manage expenses
  • Balance sheet management, due diligence, and process re-engineering
  • Prepare expense and revenue forecasts and analyze trends and variances from plan and prior forecasts
  • Work with a team conducting an audit and testing controls of a business process
  • Evaluate business risks and opportunities to mitigate risk
  • Assist with the creation of a cash flow spreadsheet for purposes of dividend planning
  • Perform analysis of taxable income from investments, variance analysis and year over year trends

Examples of past LDP projects include:
  • Build and maintain financial models to drive critical initiatives. Worked with key partners from finance and the business to built documentation and present to leaders.
  • Worked with teams across the Finance Business Unit to assist with implementing new software for the organization.

Required Qualifications
  • Current Senior at a 4-year university pursing a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Mathematics, or related field
  • Graduation date of December 2022 or May/June 2023
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Commitment to complete the full 24-month Leadership Development Program

Preferred Qualifications
  • High degree of self-motivation with strong integrity and ethics
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work and communicate collaboratively with all levels of the organization including team members, managers, and senior leaders
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Excel
  • Extensive student leadership experience
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly and influential ability to drive results

NOTE: The company does not offer sponsorship for this opportunity.

About Our Company
At Ameriprise Financial, we’re not just in the business of helping clients with their financial goals – we also help our advisors and employees reach their true potential by embracing an inclusive and collaborative culture. We celebrate the unique qualities and reward the contributions of our talented, passionate employees. If you’re motivated and want to work for a strong, ethical company that cares about you and your community, take the next step with Ameriprise Financial.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.

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