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Finance & Accounting Development Program

The Materion Finance & Accounting Development Program (FADP) is designed to accelerate early career development of high potential college graduates to prepare them for upwardly mobile careers within finance at Materion. The program is managed by a dedicated Finance & Accounting Development Program Manager with oversight by the CFO and Materion’s leadership team.

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 finance and accounting leaders and participate in various key financial initiatives.

FADPs will complete a two-year program consisting of four 6-month rotations which will include at least one 6- month rotation at a manufacturing facility located in Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Wisconsin. Geographical flexibility is required during the program and also upon completion of the program. Relocation assistance is provided. The first 6-month rotation is at our Corporate Office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Through your rotations, you will receive respected mentors amongst our leadership team and learning opportunities with challenging hands on experience. Program participants will receive exclusive training and exposure to multiple parts of a complex business to provide them a well-rounded experience within multiple finance functions.

Rotation examples include the following:

  • Business Unit Accounting & Finance
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Internal Audit
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Treasury
  • Tax

Prior to completing the program, participants will work with the Program Manager to identify a position to assume within the accounting & finance organization. Throughout the rotations, will work with management to establish and align both personal and company goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting earned between June 2021 and June 2022
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Results oriented through initiative, ownership, and accountability
  • Flexible and adapt to change easily
  • Geographical flexibility is required during and upon completion of the program

The selection of the person to be hired for this position is contingent on the candidate having export compliance eligibility for access to U.S. controlled technology which comes under the licensing jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The candidate selected will have to qualify as either a U.S. citizen, a U.S. National, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., a Person Admitted into the U.S. as an Asylee or Refugee., a National of a country that is not prohibited from having access to U.S. controlled technology (via a letter of assurance), or a Person to be approved for an export license by the governing agency whose technology comes under its jurisdiction.