Finance Leadership Development Associate

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Global Business Services

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212-5838

Req ID:  11199


The Finance Leadership Development Program offers a 24-month rotational training program that combines formal training with experimental learning through job assignments focused on enhancing technical, analytical and decision making skills. Associates complete three, 8-month rotations to further develop their business knowledge, gain on-the-job experience, network in an inclusive, team-based environment and have exposure to senior leaders within the organization. Upon completion of a full-cycle rotation through Corporate Finance, Global Business Services and Operational Finance areas, the successful incumbents will be matched to identified positions to continue their career with Matthews International.


Responsibilities will vary depending on the assigned rotational role. Examples may include:

•    Prepare a cost/benefit analysis to determine expected outcomes of a new product or program.
•    Analyze profit and loss statements and identify recommendations for areas to manage expenses.
•    Create business intelligence reports to support business decisions.
•    Develop improved methods for managing the balance sheet.
•    Support acquisition due diligence and/or integration activities.
•    Work with functional teams to drive efficiency through process re-engineering.
•    Review processes to drive effectiveness and efficiency of internal control processes.
•    Prepare expense and revenue forecasts and analyze trends and variances from plan and prior forecasts.
•    Work with leaders to prepare annual budgets.
•    Support internal and external auditors conducting an audit as well as testing controls of a business process.
•    Additional duties as assigned. 


•    Current senior or recent graduate of a 4-year university pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, or related field.
•    High degree of self-motivation with strong integrity and ethics
•    Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
•    Demonstrated leadership experience
•    Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications


•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see
•    Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
•    The noise level in the work environment is usually low

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.  

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. 

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit.  

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.