As the world leader in agriculture biotechnology, Monsanto helps farmers around the world produce more while conserving more. Our 22,000-plus employees in 61 countries all enjoy a superior employment experience – one where innovation is powered by collaboration and where you can build a real career. That’s how we continue to grow our family of brands and continue to live our company mission.
Every day, our organization grows and succeeds – creating opportunities for Finance and Accounting professionals. We have billions in sales, a history of global, strategic acquisitions, and some of the industry’s most recognized brands. Our goals are to achieve our financial objectives, improve operations and systems, and increase organizational effectiveness.
Who We Look For
Monsanto offers a diverse environment with a focus on creativity and personal development. Careers in finance and accounting include business support (fixed assets, cost accounting and credit), and controllership (budgeting, forecasting, audit services, and tax services). Throughout your career, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills and work in state-of-the-art facilities in our St. Louis headquarters.
Candidates who succeed in this fast-paced, dynamic environment are results-oriented with a drive to succeed. You also must be able to communicate clearly and build solid relationships with people throughout the organization. Additional skills that we look for include:
- Strong communication skills
- Agility and flexibility to adapt to changes
- Forward thinking/progressive
- The ability to collaborate with other teams throughout Monsanto
- A results orientation
- Analytical/Strategic/Problem solving skills
- Self motivation
- A passion for finance and accounting
There are a variety of specializations within Finance/Accounting. This includes opportunities in areas such as:
Audit where interns may test the adequacy of internal controls or compliance with policy
General Ledger which can allow an intern to work with balance sheet reconciliation and to participate in the month end close process
Fixed Assets where they could schedule, analyze and allocate monthly depreciation expenses
Credit where they might assist in the evaluation and extension of credit to customers.
Finance interns may be directly involved in a particular line of business such as Technology or Manufacturing working with account reconciliation, annual budgeting, monthly forecasts, variance analysis and physical inventory audits. Manufacturing interns will have the opportunity to work either in St. Louis or one of our manufacturing plants: Muscatine, IA; Luling, LA; or Soda Springs, ID.