MBA Corporate Finance Internship

Arden Hills, Minnesota, United States
Competitive salary
28 Sep 2020
29 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Entry level, Internship
Join Land O'Lakes, and you join boundless thinkers and doers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with some of America's favorite brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United, Vermont Creamery and KozyShack, and more.

You'll be joining a team committed to e verything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the grain that animals eat to produce milk, to marketing the final product, like our many legendary products.

We're looking for audacious optimists and innovative thinkers to help us meet food's toughest challenges.

MBA Corporate Finance Internship

About theMBA Corporate Finance Internship

The MBA Corporate Finance Intern will manage several complex projects across our different business units (Dairy, Feed, Crop Inputs). You will act as a consultant and strategic business partner during your internship, tackling some of the company's most pressing financial issues. At the end of the summer, you will share your findings with executive leadership.

Finance Manager/Sr. Analyst:
Successful interns will have the opportunity to join our team as a Finance Manager or Sr. Analyst depending on work background experience.

In the full-time role, you will be a Finance Partner working closely with key Finance and/or Business Unit Leaders. Recent MBA graduates will be expected to rotate across the other Business Units and corporate functions. This role is an important stepping stone to taking on more advanced roles to include Director level.

Primary Responsibilities for Full-Time:
  • Develop and manage projects that are critical to the success of the business (cost containment, working capital optimization, go-to-market strategy).
  • Support an efficient and effective planning and forecasting process for Business Unit. Engage with business partners to ensure planning assumptions are supported and deliverables are completed on time.
  • Deliver value-added analysis and provide meaningful financial and operational reporting that leads to sound business decisions.
  • Prepare monthly reporting packages that includes financial statements, operational Dashboard reporting, analysis of key business trends, actual versus budget variances and comprehensive executive level explanations of differences.
  • Provide financial modeling, analysis and valuation support for acquisitions, new product development, long-term contracts and other ad-hoc financial projects.
  • Assist in preparing analysis, commentary and presentation material for the monthly and quarterly financial review meetings.
  • Actively own key finance and business processes. Provide a high level of thought process to drive improvement; recommend areas for improvement and lead projects to enhance the reporting and analytical infrastructure.
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assignments as they are identified and to assist with various ad hoc projects as needed.

Experience & Education:
  • MBA with concentration in Finance
  • Minimum of 4 years broad-based business experience, ideally with prior experience in a similar role partnering with leadership.

Competencies & Other Skills:
  • Strong strategic thinker with experience developing and analyzing comprehensive strategic business plans.
  • Analytical orientation with ability to create and interpret financial and market analysis.
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to develop and deliver effective presentations to senior leaders.
  • Innate curiosity and desire to develop understanding of industries, business and markets.
  • Sense of urgency and flexibility to meet tight deadlines to deliver results.
  • Demonstrated track record of managing multiple projects and priorities within a large scale, rapid and process driven environment
  • Effective at building relationships and engaging resources toward achievement of objectives; ability to create commitment and cohesiveness within teams; strong ability to influence others and outcomes. Ability to work effectively and to foster open dialogue across functional and organizational groups.
  • Exceptional data analysis skills at a detail level to provide insights, feedback and perspective on operational and financial performance

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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