Accounting Development Program - New Jersey

  • Opportunity Profile:
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb (“BMS”) seeks graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting for our Accounting Development Program. 
       
       
      Accounting Development Program (“ADP”)
      The BMS ADP is a 3 year program where recent or soon to be (college senior on track to graduate in the next year) college graduates (with a focus on local colleges: Rider University, Rutgers University and the College of New Jersey) with a bachelor’s degree in accounting can gain significant invaluable work experience while receiving a salary and benefits package that is fully competitive with Big 4 Accounting Firms. ADP accounts are provided opportunities to work three separate one-year rotations in the following BMS Finance departments in central New Jersey:
      • Global Internal Audit (“GIA”)
      • Consolidations and Financial Reporting (“CFR”)
      • US Pharmaceuticals (“USP”) Finance
      • Research & Development (“R&D”) Finance
      • Global Product Development and Supply Chain (“GPS”)
      • Business Controls Function (“BCF”)
      • Corporate Tax
      • Treasury
      • Global Financial Services (“GFS”)
       
      ADP Accountants will report to the ADP Program Director  throughout their 3 year program. ADP Accountants will also receive coaching from Rotational Sponsors and Mentors within the BMS Global Finance Community. Upon successful completion of the three- year program, qualified ADP Accountants will continue in a permanent role within the BMS Global Finance community that aligns their specific area of expertise, interests and career aspirations based on the various roles BMS Finance has available at that time.
       
      Upon successful completion of the three-year program, qualified ADP Accountants will continue in a permanent role within the BMS Global Finance community that aligns their specific area of expertise, interests and career aspirations based on the various roles BMS Finance has available at that time.
       
       
      Work Experience & Development Opportunities
      • Opportunity to work in a team environment and matrix organization to grow communication and interaction skills
      • One-on-one coaching and guidance provided by ADP Program Director as well as Rotational sponsors and mentors
      • Ability to travel domestically and internationally while on rotation with the BMS Global Internal Audit group performing internal audits of various BMS foreign markets and business units
      • Ability to continually grow accounting skills through analyzing, assessing and concluding upon accounting issues
      • Opportunity to learn various accounting and budgeting systems like SAP, Cadency, Tableau and Hyperion.
      • Development of analytical skills through review of income statement and cash flow projections as compared to actual financial results
      • Development of US GAAP technical accounting skills through on the job training delivered by the BMS Technical Accounting Network (TAN)
      • Ability to work in the BMS GPS, R&D and USP business units to gain operational experience outside of a traditional corporate finance role
      • Opportunity for networking and relationship building throughout the ADP program
      • Participate in BMS employee social and philanthropic activities like Town Hall Events, Community Service Events, etc.
       
      ADP Position Requirements
      • A recent or soon to be received (i.e. a college senior on track to graduate in the next year) Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited institution with a strong GPA.
      • A US citizen or permanent US resident
      • Possess the desire to work for a leader in the BioPharma industry
      • Strong analytical skills and understanding of data analytics
      • Thorough understanding of US GAAP and its application
      • Confident and clear communication skills
      • Ability to work efficiently and effectively both independently and while collaborating with small team(s)
      • Demonstrated ability to swiftly grasp new and complex business concepts
      • Strong skills in Microsoft EXCEL, POWERPOINT and WORD
      • Must possess the desire and motivation to become a CPA and have a specific plan to obtain their CPA license during their time as an ADP.
      • Possess the desire and interest in achieving a career path in Accounting / Finance at BMS
      • Possess cohesive writing skills
      • Ability to multi-task appropriately and adequately manage their time on a daily basis for both shorter term and longer term tasks assigned
      • Leadership potential and a commitment
       
      All positions will be posted on the core universities' career websites during the Fall semester. Please apply directly to the postings on these career websites. 
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