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Thermo Fisher Scientific Finance Leadership Development Program in Waltham, Massachusetts

Finance Leadership Development Program

Program Summary:

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) is designed to accelerate early career development of high potential college graduates to prepare them for upwardly mobile careers within finance at Thermo Fisher Scientific.


The program is managed by a dedicated Finance Leadership Development Program Manager with oversight by the CFO and company Finance Leadership Team.

Program Design:

The program prepares participants for roles of increasing responsibility through a combination of rotational assignments, structured learning, formalized feedback, and mentoring. Program participants will have the opportunity to interact with senior finance leaders and participate in various key financial initiatives.

FLDPs will complete a 2 year program consisting of 4 rotations which will include at least two 6-month rotations in the Boston Metro area and one to two 6-month rotations in Carlsbad, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Greenville, NC; or Boston Metro. Geographical flexibility is required during the program and also upon completion of the program. Relocation assistance is provided.

Rotation examples include:

  • Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Internal Audit

  • Cost Accounting (Manufacturing)

  • Commercial Finance

  • Strategic Pricing

  • General Accounting

  • Division Finance

  • Corporate Development

  • Finance Data and Analytics

Off Program:

The FLDP program affords participants an outstanding opportunity to produce results, quickly gain credibility and develop a strong company network throughout the 2 year program. Prior to completing the program, participants will work with the Program Manager to identify positions in which to interview across the finance organization.


  • Full time student completing Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting between December 2020 and June 2021

  • Preferred GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • Strong desire and motivation to develop a career as a future leader in the finance function

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills

  • Related work or internship experience

  • Demonstrated experience with process improvement

  • Results oriented through initiative, ownership, and accountability

  • Geographical flexibility is required during and upon completion of the program

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without restriction

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.