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Intern - Finance - FIN0007401

Detroit, Michigan, US

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GM Global Finance


Intern - Corporate Finance Operations / Treasury / Corporate Staff

As a Corporate Finance Intern, you will be part of our EXCEL (Exploring Careers through Experiential Learning) program. As a participant, you will support and consult with multiple facets of the General Motors global portfolio by designing and implementing timely business solutions.

There are three primary paths to choose within GM Finance, including Operations, Treasury, and Corporate Staff roles. For those wishing to develop broad financial and consulting skills, an operations assignment will provide exposure to areas such as pricing, capital expenditures and competitive benchmarking. For those seeking an opportunity in the GM Treasurer’s Office, and deeper expertise in this area, projects will provide exposure to areas such as Debt & Equity Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Auto Finance, Capital Planning & Corporate Finance, Cash Management, Pensions Strategy, Treasury Operations and FX hedging. For those with an accounting background and interest in obtaining a C.P.A license, areas such as the Controller’s Office, Audit, Global Business Services, and Tax, will provide challenges within the Corporate Staffs role. Regardless of the path, each role provides an opportunity to propose and implement business solutions with regional and/or global footprints. Interns are expected to consult with GM’s globally diverse organizations to gather data, perform analyses, and present recommendations to senior GM executives at the end of their assignments.

Internships are in the United States, typically southeast Michigan or a plant location.



Job Requirements


Strong Analytical Skills / Fundamental Knowledge of Corporate Finance

Exceptional academic credentials with undergraduate or graduate degree in Business Administration Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

- Particular emphasis in Finance

- Background in Economics, Accounting, or Engineering desired

- For MBAs prior work experience of at least two years

Familiarity in use of common financial tools (ROI, NPV, IRR, etc.)

Knowledge of corporate finance principles including ability to perform balance sheet analysis, net income statement analysis, cash flow statement analysis, capital structure analysis, etc.

Familiarity with basic accounting principles

Critical thinking and inquisitive mind

Advanced Excel, modeling and financial valuation skills

Ability to quickly learn the specific business area that would be supported (Product Development, Supply Chain, Sales Service and Marketing, Manufacturing, etc.)

Strategic Thinking / Business Acumen

Understanding the "big picture" and underlying strategic issues

Developing solutions to complex problems

Bringing fresh perspective to challenges and ability to effectively communicate advantages to such perspectives/ideas

Benchmarking competition with regard to performance standards, best practices

Project Management / Client Management

Asking critical questions and gather data

Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimal guidance/supervision

Proactively working to resolve issues and move project tasks forward

Ability to achieve results that align with GM’s business objectives

Teamwork / Leadership Skills

Ability to work with people within and outside the group, including cross-functional partners

Working with sense of urgency to complete assignments

Solving problems and developing new methods of analysis to streamline decision making

Finding and fixing root cause of inconsistencies; understands the drivers

Collaborating and coordinating information flow with other staffs and business units for optimal corporate decisions

Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Ability to structure presentations in straightforward, efficient manner

Effective business writer; able to provide a short synopsis and recommendation

Competencies Desired

Functional/Technical Skills, Problem Solving, Drive for Results, Decision Quality, Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic Agility, Managerial Courage, Innovative Thinking

Company Description:
General Motors Company, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its corporate headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 212,000 plus employees designing, building and selling vehicles in over 100 countries – giving its employees diverse and global career opportunities.

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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