Global Trainee Finance, Modderfontein, South Africa

Basic Info

Modderfontein, Gauteng, South Africa
Job type
Entry Level (< 2 years of work experience)


  • Disability insurance
  • Car allowance
  • Medical insurance

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

The ABB Global Trainee Program (GTP) for Finance and Business Control is designed for recent graduates who are looking for an international career in the finance and business control sector. During the Global Trainee Program you will be exposed to a variety of ABB operations in different countries (cross-functional, cross-divisional) – all of which have a positive impact on the world around us. The program comprises training in the form of hands-on working experience and “off-the-job” formal training days, making the GTP the perfect start to your career.
From the beginning, you will contribute to the planning of your own program based on your individual interests and development requirements.

There are three assignments:

•One six-month assignment in your home country as an introduction to the business.
•One six-month assignment at ABB Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, where you will get an overview of ABB's operations and work on a more strategic level.
•One six-to-twelve-month assignment in another country, where you will gain international experience and insights into the operational aspects of finance.

Your responsibilities

  • The assignments are of six months each; they include:
  • The first 6 months are spent at the ABB office in your home country. Thereafter, you will have the opportunity to move to ABB’s Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland for another 6 months, where you will gain an overview of ABB's operations and work on a more strategic level in one of our finance group functions. Finally, the third assignment, which may last 6-12 months, will bring you to yet another country to gain further international experience and increase your responsibility. After successful completion of the program, you will be offered a permanent position in one of our local units in your home country.
  • Your assignments will give you an insight into the following areas:
  • – Operational Controlling: accounting and reporting according to US-GAAP guidelines, rolling forecast reporting, business and product features, project controlling and analysis, cash flow management, financial and risk analysis
  • – Strategic Controlling and Finance: value creation and shareholder value, business planning and evaluation, strategic planning and development
  • – Personal Development: corporate mission and values, international and virtual teamwork, leadership and management skills, presentation, communication and motivational skills, innovation and creativity

Your background

  • – A Bachelors or Master’s Degree with good grades in the fields of finance, economics or accounting.
  • – No more than 1 - 2 years of experience in any field.
  • – Global mindset, with a passion to work in diverse cultures.
  • – Required good team player who is flexible and open to new ideas.
  • – Be eligible to travel abroad for extended periods of time for international assignments.
  • – Strong Good communication and interpersonal skills.

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy and for any additional information please refer to the ABB Career page:

Take note, that only application received via the ABB Career page will be considered.

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