Req ID:  266


Date:  11-Jan-2022

Management Trainee (Finance)

Job Description

The DFS Graduate Development Program is a global initiative enabling DFS to build a strong talent pipeline that will support and lead our business growth. Spanning over 18 months, GDP is a rotational leadership development program for top-performing talents who demonstrate the potential to become leaders in their field. It’s designed to groom you through hands-on experiential learning by mentors who are world-class experts in their field. During the program, key skills are established that will prepare you for a leadership role after graduation from the program.  At the heart of it, it’s about developing tomorrow’s leaders, today.


The Finance Track: 
Designed to fast track your career, the DFS Graduate Development Program aims to provide an unparalleled opportunity for candidates to learn all aspects of Finance in our luxury travel retail business. At the end of this program, Management Trainees will not only refine their technical skills in the key Finance functions rotations, they will also be well-trained in people management and project management, in order for them to excel in their future managerial roles. One key highlight of the GDP Finance track is also the valuable opportunity to have one elective rotation in our Hong Kong Corporate Headquarters. 


Management Trainees will have rotations in:

1. Core Functions 

  • Global Finance Services
  • Business Units Controllership 
  • Group Reporting 

2. Hong Kong Electives 

  • Merchandising Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk Management 
  • Treasury 

3. Singapore Electives  

  • Global Tax
  • Fixed Assets and Special Projects
  • Sales Accounting
  • Global Operations 

4. Store Operations 
5. Controller / Special Projects 

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Accountancy with Honours or equivalent from a renowned university
  • Fresh graduates with less than 3 years of experience
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentations skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a cross-functional team
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and complexity
  • Ability to extract critical data and generate actionable insights
  • Strong business acumen

DFS is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy and practice to employ, promote and treat all employees and applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency and to provide all employees with a workplace that is free of discrimination. Employment decisions are based on qualifications such as education, work experience and talent, and are made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis protected by law.