At university, I wasn’t sure which area of accounting I wanted to enter. GE’s graduate program allowed me to rotate between different businesses and accounting functions. During my four rotations, I experience GE’s diverse portfolio (Power Services, Oil & Gas & Energy Connections), as well as different accounting functions (Controllership, Financial Planning and Analysis & Risk Finance).
During my first year, I was initially surprise by how much responsibility I was given. After my first rotation, the autonomy over my work grew and ranged between weekly business tasks, process improvement projects and being given a problem statement in which I needed to identify the solution.
The program gives you opportunities to meet graduates and employees from around the world. My key highlight was completing a rotation in our Power Service HQ office in Atlanta, Georgia. I was given the opportunity to travel across America, meet senior leaders and understand how the business was run at a HQ level.
The biggest challenge was moving overseas, adapting to a new culture and completing an ambiguous project. Looking back, I consider it to be my most rewarding rotation.
I would describe FMP as an accounting leadership program. The program emphasizes personal growth and leadership training. If you’re looking for a program which is flexible, includes travel and pushes you outside your comfort zone, this program is for you.