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Financial Leadership Program (U.S.)

Financial Leadership Program

FLP

The Financial Leadership Program (FLP) is a two-year rotation that exposes recent college graduates to four functional areas within the UTC Finance organization: Accounting, Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Operations Finance. You will gain first-hand experience in a variety of real-world business settings, developing leadership and analytical abilities, and increasing your knowledge of UTC’s core businesses.

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About Our Program

In each role, you are exposed to executive leaders – through both your daily work and networking events – and you are challenged to grow a strong network of professional contacts throughout the company. 

By the end of this intensive experience, FLP graduates possess a solid platform of skills, experiences and professional connections from which to launch a successful career at UTC. 

The FLP recruits annually June through November for cohorts starting in January and July of the following year.

Financial Leadership Program Duration

4 Rotations (6 months each)
Rotation assignments at UTC facilities throughout the United States and around the world. 

Professional Development

The FLP focuses heavily on developing your leadership abilities, growing your professional network, and enhancing your business competencies and on-the-job skills. You will receive guidance and coaching from executive mentors, FLP alumni and program champions at each business unit. Immediate supervisors provide mentoring and job-performance feedback. 

Additional opportunities for professional, career and leadership development include:

  • A weeklong FLP training seminar during each six-month rotation 
  • Executive and alumni networking events 
  • Community volunteer activities 
  • Professional certification support (CPA, CFA, CMA, etc.) 

Disciplines

You will gain experience in four functional areas:

  • Accounting 
  • Finance 
  • Financial Planning & Analysis 
  • Operations Finance 

Business Exposure

You will work at UTC’s varied, dynamic business and operations:

  • UTC Aerospace Systems

  • Otis 
  • Pratt & Whitney 
  • UTC Climate, Controls & Security 
  • United Technologies Corporate Headquarters 
  • United Technologies Research Center

Skill Development

You will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Accounting acumen 

  • Financial forecasting & analysis 

  • Finance reporting 

  • Business analysis and valuation 

  • Operations planning 

  • Leadership 


Where You Will Be

FLP associates benefit from UTC’s national and global presence by filling 60+ rotational positions within the United States and around the world. Primary U.S. locations are: Arkansas, Connecticut, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas, and Vermont. International locations include Canada, the UK and Singapore. 

Approximately 50 percent of rotations are located in Connecticut. 

* As of 2018, rotation opportunities are constantly evolving

What Makes a Good Candidate?

We're looking for self-motivated, driven and team-oriented applicants with demonstrated leadership skills, strong communication and analytical skills and the ability to be adaptable and mobile. Candidates also should have strong interpersonal skills and excel in group project environments while striving for excellence and integrity every day. Additional characteristics of a top FLP candidate include: 

  • Graduate and undergraduate students with undergraduate degrees in Finance, Accounting, or other relevant concentrations 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Less than 1 year of professional experience

FLP candidates should have permanent, unrestricted work authorization in the United States. 

UTC also offers internships and co-op opportunities, and each business unit hires interns. Search for internship opportunities.

MEET MEMBERS FROM OUR PROGRAM

Paige

Paige

FLP Associate

The FLP provides a great transition from college. You go through the program together as a cohort, which provides a support system, a sounding board, and people to lean on as you adjust to the working world. More

The program allows you to work with amazing and smart individuals, some of the best in the industry, and interact with them as real people, not just managers and executives. UTC makes incredible products that make modern life possible, but the people are the reason I am proud to work at UTC.

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Will

Will

FLP Associate

I had the opportunity to conduct business on three continents with people from all over the world while working in Singapore as an expat. More

I have expanded my professional network to include many of UTC’s 7,000 finance employees, and have made many lifelong friends along the way. Most importantly, I come to work with a smile nearly every day knowing that I work for a growing business that is changing the future of the world.

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Barry

Barry

My position at the Collins Aerospace’s Global Service Partners, Propulsion Systems Division, has exposed me to a dynamic environment where I operate as a multifunctional finance lead supporting operations, accounting and controls, and financial forecasting. More

The majority of my interactions involves senior management and requires participation in preparing and presenting the analytics that drive our business. Outside of finance, my participation includes working with our Pollution Prevention team. This experience has been amazing because we are focused on improving both our environment and bottom line!

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