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Global Finance Rotational Program

Work with big goals – and big budgets

Help us make the right moves in the digital economy

As a participant in our award-winning Global Finance Rotational Program, you have the unique chance to gather comprehensive knowledge about our global finance and administration board area . We foster your personal development with an extensive learning curriculum and support from subject matter experts and a personal executive mentor throughout the program, as well as two virtual international rotations.

Your program experience

Grow into a highly qualified, well-networked finance all-rounder with international experience.


Months, four or five virtual rotations, and international experiences

During our 20-months virtual program, you will spend four or five rotations in one of the listed rotation areas and additionally one rotation outside of the Global Finance & Administration department, with some international experience included:

  • Corporate Finance Functions: The Corporate Finance rotation supports you in receiving an understanding of the strategic perspective of finance. By working in our headquarters, the initial parent company, you are involved in developing strategic guidelines for the company as a whole.
  • Field Finance: The Field Finance rotation focuses on field-related accounting, controlling, and deal support operations in the respective region. Here, a strong customer focus is inevitable to support your sales colleagues.
  • Global Finance Shared Services: The Shared Services rotation gives you insight into the shared delivery activities of the main finance processes at SAP. Help delivering and understand the making of cost-efficient and high-quality services and drive the optimization of our processes.
  • Business Process Intelligence: The Business Process Intelligence rotation allows to take a deep dive into one of SAP’s key growth areas and to learn more about SAP’s unique product portfolio. Help to make Business Process Intelligence the next big success story of SAP and get involved in topics around go-to-market strategy, sales, marketing, product management and many more.

Locations in focus within the Global Finance Rotational Program are: Prague (Czech Republic), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Manila (Philippines).

Dr. Toni Thielen
Head of Global Finance and Administration Academy

The Global Finance Rotational Program provides talents with the unique chance to develop their functional and professional skills and to increase their cross-cultural understanding in an international environment, while working for different finance departments within a multinational company.

We are hiring!

Apply now for the Global Finance Rotational Program 2022.

What our participants say about their experience

Madhumali Kodikara
Czech Republic, Global Finance Rotational Program

I joined SAP and the program during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, I did not have the opportunity to meet my colleagues or work from the SAP offices. However, I am grateful for the warm welcome provided to me by the GFRP team and the teams I joined for my rotations. I have felt very involved given how smoothly everyone at SAP handles the situation of working virtually. Looking forward to better times and having an opportunity to meet my co-workers.

Julius Meinl
Germany, Global Finance Rotational Program

It's truly amazing how well the program is perceived and how everybody is willing to help and share their knowledge.

Tifani Uzunovska
Czech Republic, Global Finance Rotational Program

The program is the perfect opportunity to meet and network with different employees and managers across SAP. It also gives you a comprehensive overview of the different departments and activities within global finance and administration.

Kilian von Dosky
Germany, Global Finance Rotational Program

The program is a unique opportunity for young professionals to start their career at SAP and to get an holistic overview of SAP’s global finance and administration board area while building an extensive global network. The SAP culture and the flexible set-up of the program allow me to extend my knowledge in areas which best suit my interests and capabilities in order to drive my personal and professional development.

Eric Kim
United States, Global Finance Rotational Program

Since the Global Finance Rotational Program provides such wide exposure into many different areas of global finance and administration, it is perfect for anyone wanting to kickstart their career at SAP. Also, because of the program’s reputation and visibility, program members have access to an array of leaders and teams in global finance and administration that they can reach out to further develop their careers and network.

Yitong Teng
Singapore, Global Finance Rotational Program

The SAP culture has allowed me to learn widely through networking, overseas stints, knowledge transfers conducted by colleagues in my rotational departments and sharings with my fellow batchmates. It’s great for anyone who wishes to have an overview of finance functions and a taste for overseas exposure.

Lara Sautter
Germany, Global Finance Rotational Program

The program has a well-conceived general setup for a career within the finance and administration board area and at the same time it provides enough flexibility to be tailored to my capabilities, interests, and learning needs to suit my personal and professional development best.

Douglas Ong
Singapore, Global Finance Rotational Program

On an ongoing basis, I receive dedicated support to help ensure that I achieve my developmental goals and am given quality assignments during my rotations.

Jeremy Rubenstein
United States, Global Finance Rotational Program

After just one day of onboarding at the SAP global headquarters in Walldorf, I felt proud to work for a world-class company that values curiosity, collaboration, diversity, and innovation.

Applying for the Global Finance Rotational Program?

Here’s what to expect

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Recruiting for the Global Finance Rotational Program begins in Spring 2021. Create your profile in the SAP talent community to receive an alert when recruiting opens. We are currently hiring for positions in the Czech Republic, Argentina, Bangalore, and Manila.


  • Graduation from an accredited university with preferably a Master’s or Bachelor's degree in business administration, focusing on major topics in finance or accounting
  • First work experience, for example through internships, within a finance department is a must
  • Professional working experience up to 2 years can be an advantage
  • International experience working or studying abroad is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to speak and write English fluently
  • Self-driven and willing to go for the extra mile
  • Open-minded and strong teamplayer
  • Self-organized and the ability to work efficiently under pressure  

Profile requirements vary depending on the respective hiring locations and will be listed in the individual job postings.

Are you interested in the program? Let us know and we will inform you as soon as we start hiring.

Pre-assessment and phone interview

The recruiters will review your application and assessment results. If there is a match with the hiring profile, the recruiters will contact you for a phone interview.

Interview with the person in charge of the program

If you pass through the process with the recruiters, an on-site or virtual interview with the operating department will follow. The personal interview allows both sides to get to know each other better and get a better picture of the program and individual requirements.

In-person assessment day

If you are among the top candidates, you will receive an invitation to join an in-person assessment day, to meet the team and go through a few simulations alongside other top candidates.

Most new hires at SAP want to hit the ground running – and we can help with that. We’ll assign a buddy and a mentor to guide you through your first month and beyond. Your buddy will work in the same team and office as you. He or she will answer all your day-to-day questions – like who’s who and where you can find the cappuccino machine. Your mentor will be a senior employee in your field. He or she will help you increase your knowledge and skills in a safe and supportive environment – and provide guidance on your work deliverables. In addition, our onboarding programs will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and tools you need to get up to speed quickly.

Onboarding process

Prestart portal

Learn everything you need to know about your new role at SAP in the weeks leading up to your start date. Browse company information, performance reports, policies, employee blogs, FAQs, and more.

Local onboarding

Attend an in-person or virtual welcome session and meet your manager, buddy, and team. Set up your IT equipment, complete onboarding documentation – and learn about your location, payroll, and benefits.

Global onboarding

Learn how to navigate SAP in a 90-minute virtual session offered on a weekly basis. You’ll hear about SAP’s history, strategy, culture, self-service tools, learning and development opportunities, and more.

Global Finance Rotational Program onboarding

To ensure a good start at SAP, the Global Finance Rotational Program organizes a two-week onboarding either virtually or on-site in our headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. During the workshop you have time to gain a deeper understanding about our organization as well as the opportunity to get to know your fellow trainees and build your network.

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