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Careers in Corporate Finance. GE’s Financial Management Program. Sean Triplett Finance Manager, Global MRI Business GE Medical Systems. My Background. Education Indiana University, BS ‘94 Finance and Business Economics & Public Policy Bellarmine College, MBA ‘99 Work Experience

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careers in corporate finance

Careers in Corporate Finance

GE’s Financial Management Program

Sean Triplett

Finance Manager, Global MRI Business

GE Medical Systems

my background
My Background
  • Education
    • Indiana University, BS ‘94 Finance and Business Economics & Public Policy
    • Bellarmine College, MBA ‘99
  • Work Experience
    • McDonnell Douglas Corporation (1994-1996)
      • Fiscal Analyst, Fiscal Development Program
    • GE Appliances (1996-2002)
      • Financial Analyst, After-market Parts Sales
      • Finance Manager, Six Sigma Quality
      • Finance Manager, Home Products & Services Sales Channel
      • Finance Manager, Bloomington Production Operations, LLC
    • GE Medical Systems (2002-Present)
      • Finance Manager, Global MRI Business

Eight Years Corporate Finance Experience

what is corporate finance

Strategy

Critical Thinking

Analysis

Reporting

Controllership

What is Corporate Finance?

Corporate Finance at GE can be described as all the financial activities required to successfully run a business: accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, cash management, and treasury operations. It is operational in nature, not deal financing or investment banking.

Leadership & Business Value

Adding Value and Leadership to the Business

the changing face of business leaders
The Changing Face of Business Leaders

Professional Background of Top CEO’s...

1970’s

1980’s & 1990’s

Finance Has Become The Preferred Road To The Top

finance leadership traits
Finance Leadership Traits
  • Role Model Integrity (Controllership)
  • Grounded in Reality
  • Drive Business Process Discipline
  • Understand Strategy & Integrate Decisions
  • Provide Consistent & Meaningful Financial Information
  • Have Independent Views (“Raise the Flag”)
  • Be a Catalyst... Drive the Business to Make Hard Choices
  • Develop Individuals & Teams (Technical Competency)
  • Bottom Line Focus & Impact
  • Engaged in Operations (“In the Boat”)

Not Just Counting the Beans, but Growing the Beans

rotational training programs

Rotational Assignments

GE Focused Coursework

Leadership Training

Mentoring & Networking

Exposure

Continuous Feedback

Rotational Training Programs

Financial Management Program

Emphasis on Total Development . . .

Financial, Leadership and Personal

corporate finance rotations
Corporate Finance Rotations
  • Sales & Marketing Finance
  • Pricing
  • Orders Analysis
  • New Product Introduction
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Product Line Profitability
  • Long/Short Term Forecasting
  • Variance Analysis
  • Risks & Opportunities
  • Quality
  • Six Sigma Tools
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Variation
  • Span
  • Challenging Work
  • Structured Assignments
  • Defined Deliverables
  • Regular Reviews
  • Diverse Experiences
  • E-Business
  • Customer Web Centers
  • E-Auctioning
  • Fulfillment
  • Business Development
  • Due Diligence
  • DCF Analysis
  • Deal Structuring
  • Accounting/Auditing
  • Financial Reporting
  • Closing the Books
  • Accounting Standards
  • Operations Analysis
  • Mfg. Cost Analysis
  • Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Management

Key To Development Is Variety Of Experience

building technical and leadership skills

Controls

  • On Line meetings
  • Web-Based Self-Study
  • Classroom Sessions
  • Strategy
  • Case Study Based
  • Classroom Sessions
  • Operational Strategy
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Customer Economics
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Controllership
  • Audit Processes
  • Operations
  • CD-Rom Based
  • Interactive Self-Study + Classroom Sessions
  • Cost Management
  • International Operations and Related Risks
  • Financial Services
  • Foundations
  • CD-Rom Based
  • Interactive Self-Study + Classroom Sessions
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Process Improvement
Building Technical and Leadership Skills

4 Intensive Graded Courses . . .

Taught by GE Finance Professionals

Develops a Common Functional Skill Set

skills development
Skills Development
  • Financial Skills
  • Working Knowledge of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Business Measurements
  • Analysis of Drivers, Relationships and Results, Clearly and Concisely Communicated
  • Ability to Quantify Benefits, Risks and Outcomes

Basic Courses

Advanced Courses

Critical Thinking Skills

Finance Skills

Working Knowledge

In-Depth Understanding

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Analyze Situations and Strategies Against Logical Criteria, Evaluate Potential Outcomes
  • Move from Factual Results to Root Causes, Combine Knowledge, Experience & Judgement with Data
  • Evaluate Information, Anticipate Consequences and Develop Recommendations

We Want You to Build Skills, Not Merely Accomplish Tasks

career paths two examples
Career Paths - Two Examples

Amanda

Trevor

  • Graduated From FMP Medical Systems,
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • GE Audit Staff (1 year off-program)
    • Associate Auditor (18 months)
    • Capital Audit Manager (1 year)
    • Capital Senior Audit Manager (1 year)
    • Capital Executive Audit Manager
    • (18 months)
  • Current Position: CFO, GE Insurance Holdings
  • Graduated From FMP Plastics,
  • Pittsfield, MA
  • GE Plastics, Pacific Operations Financial Analyst (Singapore) (18 Months)
  • GE Audit Staff, Associate Auditor (2 years)
  • GE Capital, GEFA -- Marketing Financial Analyst (18 months)
  • GE Capital GEFA -- Senior Financial Analyst, Variable Annuity Product (1 year)
  • Current Position: Finance Manager, GECS Card Services – Exxon/Mobil

The Training is Universal…The Experience Is As Individual As You Are

where the career path leads
Average Years with GE 18

FMP Graduates 70%

Corporate Audit Staff Experience 65%

Average Number of GE Businesses 4

Global Experience 60%

Cross-Functional Experience 35%

External Experience 30%

Where the Career Path Leads

A Look at the Experience of the 20 Largest Business CFO’s Shows …

…and 50% of these Businesses CEO’s came through FMP/CAS!

FMP & Corporate Audit Staff are Global & Multi-Business Experiences that are Highly Valued

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