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Financial Development Program - Analyst

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses


About Grainger

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.


We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details

Grainger's Financial Development Program is recruiting for full-time Financial Analyst positions in a flexible work environment, combining some remote work with work in our downtown Chicago and Lake Forest locations. The three-year program offers recent college graduates and early-in-career professionals the opportunity to develop the financial, analytical and end-to-end thinking skills required to be a motivated team member. Participants gain broad exposure to different areas of corporate finance (Financial Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Audit, Financial Planning and Analytics, Finance Operations and Shared Services) through a series of rotational experiences. You will report to a Finance/Accounting Manager.


You Will

As a participant in Grainger's Finance Financial Development Program, you will be involved in several activities including a comprehensive onboarding program, structured development sessions, Meet and Greets with executive leaders, formal mentorship, fun social events and more. As a team member you will gain:

  • Differential exposure to senior leadership throughout Grainger, including Finance
  • Direct experience influencing decisions in multiple divisions of Grainger
  • Technical skills with visualization tools, such as Tableau or PowerBI, SQL coding, R or Python experience, SAP ERP, financial planning software (SAP BPC)



You Have

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university and working towards a bachelor's or master's degree in a business or STEM-related discipline or have completed an undergraduate degree in the above areas with 1–2 years of related work experience
  • Analytical skills, including an ability to summarize data into information, reach logical conclusions, evaluate and improve processes
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Expected graduation before June 2023
  • Knowledge of Excel formulas
  • No visa sponsorships required now or in the future



Rewards and Benefits With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health, and wellbeing. Our programs provide choices to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical, and social wellbeing programs



DEI Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.