2019 Finance Summer Intern Programme (Chicago, USA)

Smiths Group

227 West Monroe Street, 60606, Chicago, USA

About the role

About Smiths Group


Smiths Group is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Our vision is to build Smiths Group into one of the world’s leading technology companies. We apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs. Our products and services – often hidden from view – touch the lives of millions of people every day.


We serve a wide range of end markets – from healthcare, energy and petrochemicals through to threat and contraband detection, telecommunications and equipment manufacture.


With 22,000 people in more than 50 countries, we offer opportunities as diverse as our workforce. We seek out our future leaders and provide them with the development tools and opportunities they need to make them – and Smiths – successful. People are our one true source of sustainable competitive advantage and we are building a learning organisation that attracts, retains, develops, engages and inspires the very best talent.



The Programme


Our finance internship programme has been designed for students graduating in 2020. You will spend a minimum of 8 weeks gaining hands-on experience within our finance department, contributing to our business and working on real projects. The anticipated start date is late-May 2019.


Our interns will be involved in general accounting activities such as account reconciliations, consolidating and analyzing financial data, cost accounting, research, and financial reporting, as well as more challenging assignments such as contributing to business cases which analyze investment opportunities, supporting budget and forecast processes, supporting internal and external audits, driving continuous improvement initiatives, problem solving, and influencing cross functional teams.


Our internships are fully assessed, with successful candidates being offered the chance to enroll in our full-time programme upon graduation, where you’ll spend three years working across Smiths Group, completing a minimum of five rotations.


You will be supported by a graduate programme manager to ensure that you reach your potential and have the skills you need to succeed in the organisation.



About you


·       Minimum GPA of 3.0

·       In penultimate year of study (on track to graduate in the spring of 2020)

·       Strong interest in finance and business

·       Committed and able to work in a changing environment

·       Strong social and relationship skills

·       Self-starter and self-sufficient - will hit the ground running

·       Additional languages desired but not essential

·       Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

·       Strong desire to work across a global business


Your employment will be dependent upon your permanent legal right to work in the United States without any additional approvals. Proof of such a legal right must be provided before the commencement of your employment. You hereby warrant that you are entitled to work in the United States without any additional approvals and that you will notify the Company immediately if you cease to be so entitled at any time during your employment with the same.


As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to ensure equal treatment for every job applicant and employee, and comply with all national laws.


Applicant Privacy Policy


Smiths Group use your details for the purpose of processing your application for a role with us. If you are unsuccessful in your application, we will retain your information for a maximum of 2 years. Please be aware that your information may be transferred to Smiths Group offices worldwide for the purpose of meeting our national and international recruitment needs. We may share your information with third parties, who will process the data solely under Smiths Group instruction, for our recruitment purposes.


Please see our Applicant Privacy statement (https://www.smiths.com/-/media/files/smiths-privacy-notice-applicants.ashx) for more information about our collection and use of your personal data.

Interested in this role?


Application deadline
31/May/2019
Start date
27/May/2019
Work type
Internship