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Financial Leadership Development Program

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Position Summary:

The Finance Leadership Development Program is intended to develop talented, high potential leaders within our Finance function. The 30-month program allows for six-month to one-year rotations at both Corporate and business levels within the areas of Financial Planning & Analysis, Operations Finance, Accounting and Internal Audit.  Comprehensive training and coaching will be offered in all rotations. The assignments will include one international rotation with the other three in North America.  Upon completion of the program, the Rotational Associate will have the opportunity to assume a role within our Finance function domestically.


What Hillenbrand Offers You:  

  • Competitive pay  

  • Opportunities for development and advancement  

  •  A robust PTO policy with 6 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, and 4 weeks paid vacation

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, which includes MD Live, RX help center, Medical Advocate Program, company paid short-& long-term disability, among others.  

  • Generous 401K Matching Program – 3% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50  for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved* 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Note: Specific rotations are subject to change as Hillenbrand continues to grow and maintains a focus on continually improving the rotational program to develop future Finance leaders.

Internal Auditor Rotation

  • Coordinate with business line management regarding upcoming audits and SOX testing;
  • Participate in and perform various aspects of the audit and SOX testing, to include planning, kick-off, testing, wrap-up, and issue and corrective action development;
  • Partner with and build strong working relationships with business line management;
  • Provide regular updates to Audit Manager on progress of audits;
  • Communicate regularly with the controller’s group (including CFO), business unit management and finance leadership on the status and results of audits;
  • Participate in development of internal audit policy and procedure documentation;
  • Participate in administrative matters and special projects as assigned by the Director or Manager of Internal Audit;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Plant Financial Analyst Rotation

  • Assist in the month end close including the preparation of account reconciliations, analysis of P&L fluctuations, and preparation of monthly financial statements;
  • Identify cost improvement opportunities based on review and analysis of plant activity data. Implement improvements that capture the opportunities identified;
  • Complete internal control audits including account reconciliations, finished goods audits, payroll reconciliations, open PO reports, and other internal control audits as assigned;
  • Complete plant cost and management metrics and interact with plant management to interpret and analyze the reports;
  • Complete Bill of Material analyses, product cost analyses and other cost accounting duties as assigned;
  • Assist with forecasting and budgeting processes;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Rotation

  • Support both Corporate and business FP&A processes such as budgeting and forecasting, management reporting, and financial analysis;
  • Prepare and analyze various financial reports;
  • Assist with annual and quarterly forecasts;
  • Prepare operational finance analyses to support global Procurement and Operations teams;
  • Leverage technology, including business intelligence tools, to automate reporting and gain actionable insights;
  • Implement best practices that stream-line and standardize processes;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Financial Analyst Rotation

  • Assist with preparation of financial statements and cost accounting reporting;
  • Participate in budgeting, forecasting and medium-term planning for individual profit centers and service areas;
  • Prepare target vs. actual comparison and variance analyses;
  • Evaluate processes to implement operational efficiencies and optimize performance;
  • Contribute to commercial-focused projects and initiatives;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


  • GPA of 3.0 or higher with proven leadership skills either in school or professional experience required;
  • Proven capability to excel in a fast-paced environment required;
  • High level of critical thinking required;
  • Strong quantitative skills;
  • Ability to think strategically, with a global mindset;
  • Geographic mobility required.


Undergraduate degree from a college or university in Finance or Accounting.


Rotational associate must be able to travel up to 10% of the time.

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Who We Are:

Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."


What Sets Us Apart:

We Take Care of Our Associates: We present on-site wellness services including a clinic offering free health care & prescriptions to plan members, the revolutionary Bod Pod Assessment & Weight Management Program, and Market C – a vending management kiosk offering fresh food and convenience items when you need to grab a quick bite on the go.

We have Fun! We work hard and when it’s time to play hard, our workforce engagement team focuses on planning and promoting team events such as: our annual Associate Christmas & Children’s Parties, Summer Picnic, March Madness & Putt-Putt tournaments, Cinco de Mayo, Super Bowl and many other fun activities.

We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our workforce is encouraged to volunteer through our One Campaign, which helps associations within the local community. 

*These services are not available at all locations. 

At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.



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