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Finance, Accounting Career Training (FACT) Program

As a participant in the Finance, Accounting Career Training (FACT) Program, you have the exciting opportunity to experience multiple disciplines within finance and accounting to determine which one fits your skillset. The year-long program will improve your financial analysis and accounting principles knowledge to develop you into a well-rounded and contributing member of the finance team.

     PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Providence/Johnston/Warwick, Rhode Island locations
  • Four 3-month rotations across Commercial Banking Finance, Retail/Consumer Finance,
    Corporate Planning, Corporate Accounting, Treasury, Business Services Finance,
    Capital Planning and Corporate Tax
  • Hands-on training during each rotation that builds your knowledge of financial
    information and reporting analysis
  • Project assignments (example: ad hoc analysis and assembly of presentations to
    executive board members)
  • Unique volunteer events, networking events and business competitions that offer
    exposure to our customers, community and executives

EARLY CAREER PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

  • 2-day Orientation in downtown Boston with all bank-wide Early Career Development Program colleagues
  • Branch and customer site visits (such as the Harpoon Brewery)
  • Dedicated community service activities with your peers
  • Early Career Program development days
    • Several development/training days, where executives in the bank will speak to you 
      about high-level banking operations and offer advice on how to succeed
  • Strategic Challenge – All Early Career colleagues are split into mixed teams and assigned 
    an organizational problem
    • Over the first 3-months of the program, you and your team will schedule calls and 
      meetings to develop a plan to win and solve the problem statement
    • Your team will present to a panel of judges in September and the winning team will 
      be given the opportunity to present to an executive counsel the following month

CAREER PATH

  • At the end of the year rotation, you will be placed into a role that matches your interests
    and skillset and the need of the business
  • Long-term opportunities include finance manager, accounting manager, business line CFO

January 2020 Start

June 2020 Start