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 Finance Development Program 



Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Summary:


The Finance Development Program (FDP), based out of Avon, OH, is a rotational program for individuals with minimal experience that are career minded and possess leadership potential. This position will be assigned a mentor from the finance leadership team to focus on individual development. The rotations include positions within Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis and Operational Finance which will allow for exposure in various areas of finance. Two 9 – 12 month rotations will be completed at our corporate Headquarters in Avon, OH.  One 9 – 12 month rotation will involve and require up to 50% travel to our plant locations in Bowling Green, KY or Huntington, IN. Upon completion of the program, you will be deployed into a role that aligns with your strengths and interests as well as education assistance for graduate degree.


Function Overviews:


Cost Accountant, 1 (Corporate)

  • Fundamental understanding of SAP costing (routings, bill of materials, master data)
  • Understand how standards are developed (material, labor and overhead)
  • Exposure to physical inventory and E&O reconciliations
  • Understanding of material planning process and how it impacts the profitability of the business


Operations Analyst (Plant location)

  • Serves as a supporting member of the plant team supporting financial analysis, financial processes and controls, and data integrity
  • Assists annual and monthly budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Assist in physical inventory orchestration
  • Work with various accounting activities running queries, preparing journal entries, account reconciliations and ad hoc analysis



Analyst 1, FP&A (Corporate)

  • Support the review and validation of the Monthly Financial packages
  • Support of Department Spend reviews and analysis
  • Assembly of main KPI package to support the monthly Business Review
  • Support the assembly and communication of allocated one-time costs to the product groups
  • Learn the EPM planning and consolidation software and utilize it to build basic analytical queries
  • Ad Hoc reporting




  • 0 to 2 years accounting or finance experience
  • Experience holding a leadership position such as student organizations, extracurricular activities or similar




  • Possesses solid analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Possesses organization skills with the ability to work as a team player in a high stress environment
  • Self-starter that takes initiative in all aspects of the job
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Capable of performing as an effective team member
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Possesses the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required  


Position Requirements: 


  • One 9 – 12 month rotation will involve and require up to 50% travel to our plant locations in Bowling Green, KY or Huntington, IN
  • All travel will be covered by Bendix CVS



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




What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron