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Controlling and Finance Trainee

Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Parsippany, NJ, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Controlling and Finance Trainee


Location: United States : Parsippany, NJ

Function: Finance

Career Level: Graduates (< 2 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Controlling


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.


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The Controlling and Finance Trainee Program seeks to accelerate the development of high potential recent graduates through a dynamic working environment as they develop their careers.
The program supports trainees towards becoming well-rounded professionals through a combination of on-job-training, rotational program as well as an overseas assignment over a period of 15 months, working across local as well as global controlling and finance functions that will help them build excellent foundations. Possible work locations include, but are not limited to, Parsippany, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, Allentown, PA and our headquarters in Essen, Germany. It offers great potential to grow professional, technical and leadership skills for an exciting long-lasting career with Evonik. Proactive engagement will provide plenty of opportunities to connect with peers and senior management throughout the organization and to build and grow your network.”



  • Analysis, reporting, and interpretation of ongoing business development including analysis of deviations
  • Provide profitability analysis and forecast on customer, product, market, plant, support business performance KPIs improvement
  • Perform recurring and ad hoc quantitative analysis to support day-to-day decision making
  • Partner with Controlling & Businesses to proactively identify areas of impact and opportunities for data science and automation
  • Extract actionable insights from large databases or from self-collected organized and analyzed data to enhance decision-making processes, building scenarios, increase forecast accuracy, etc.
  • Develop and monitor data quality metrics and ensure business data and reporting needs are met. 
  • Identify new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis, reporting and processes
  • Support further development in machine learning projects in the Controlling field


  • Degree in Business Analytics & Information Technology, Statistics, or Finance with statistics courses (managerial statistics, statistics for business, for economics) is required 
  • A strong combination of analytical skills, intellectual curiosity, and business acumen
  • A passion for learning and developing an understanding of data mining techniques, predictive analytics, emerging technologies 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of languages such as SQL/CQL, R, Python is an asset. 
  • Experience in MS Office, especially Excel required  
  • Familiarity with agile development methodology a Plus

Your Application

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Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

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