Finance-Added value for milk

Working in the field of finance at FrieslandCampina requires knowledge of and insight into all financial affairs, on an organization-wide basis. Finance provides clarity regarding cash flows, liquidity positions and any other balance sheet items. But corporate governance monitoring is also among the tasks. Where necessary, the professionals within this discipline advise on strategic decisions.

FrieslandCampina is one of the leading global players in dairy – a position that can only be maintained through sound financial management. At F&A, you will learn about FrieslandCampina’s financial structure, but your duties will stretch far beyond just the figures. Your focus will be on the long term where profitability takes priority to create added value for our member dairy farmers.

Trainee profile

  • Completed Master’s degree in finance;
  • Affinity with finance and FMCG;
  • Key competencies: analytical skills, enterprising spirit, creativeness, decisiveness, focus on deliverables, persuasiveness, leadership, teamwork skills, good communication skills at different levels;
  • International focus and mobility;
  • International internship/work or travel experience is an advantage;
  • Less than two years’ working experience;
  • Fluent in English.

Example of assignments

Coen Nieuwpoort/Finance trainee Assignment: junior commercial controller

“As a first year Finance Trainee, I am part of the Commercial Controlling team of DMV, part of the Business Group Ingredients. The Controlling team is divided into two parts, Operations Controlling who deal with everything that goes on in our factory in Veghel and the Commercial Controlling team, who deal with everything on the market side. Doing Commercial Controlling as a first assignment is great, as I get to see a lot of aspects of our business and play a central role in the team. My main occupations are the end of month reporting, financial support to the Marketing and Sales team and various financial analyses. Also, I have some long term projects, like looking at the allocation of Milk costs on our various final products (a little overlap with the Operations Controlling team) and facilitating the integration of a new company wide reporting tool within our own OpCo DMV”.

Pieter Speksnijder/ Finance trainee Assignment: Reporting Officer

“My first assignment is a job as Reporting Officer within the operating company Kievit. The reporting team within Kievit consists of four people and the majority of our work consists of month-end reporting, forecasting and budgeting, performing analytical reviews on financial figures, and preparing dashboards and presentations for Kievit management. My role as a trainee is to “work along” in the reporting team, try to learn as much as possible about reporting, and to make suggestions for various improvements”.