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Future Opportunities Finance Co-Op (Fall 2024)

Posted Date:  Sep 14, 2023
Requisition Number:  119543

Location: Hershey, PA 

Duration: Fall 2024 (May - December 2024)



Finance Co-Op 

The Hershey Company is seeking to fill multiple Co-Op positions across a variety of functions within our Finance organization.   

The Co-op positions require a full-time (40 hours / week) commitment for 12 weeks in Summer 2024 followed by either FT (40 hours / week) or PT (15-20 hours / week) commitment during the Fall Semester. Performance will be calibrated throughout the duration of the Co-Op opportunity.  Successful Co-Ops may be considered for full time employment after completion of their college degree.  

Final assignments will depend on business needs. Potential areas / departments hiring Co-Op candidates include:   


US Sales Finance 

  • Provides analysis, commentaries, and supporting schedules that detail & summarize the financial performance of customers 

  • Communicate with sales representatives and independently follow up on their requests 

  • Use a business warehouse application in support of the trade promotion process and analysis activities 

  • Leverages productivity tools to compile data into actionable formats that influence smart decisions 

  • Assists Sales Finance personnel and customer teams to build their annual plan 

  • Assists Sales Finance Analysts, Senior Analysts and Managers in their monthly close activities 

  • Engage in aspects of customer waste reduction initiatives \ 


Corporate FP&A 

  • 2024 Plan preparation; template optimization 

  • 2024 Benefit Book headcount preparation 

  • SG&A process documentation on forecasting and actual results 

  • Create a process and tool to audit Miscellaneous Expenses every month 



  • In charge of the weekly dashboard reports, which are one of the critical reporting tools within the department. 

  • Maintains weekly dashboard improvements and process documentation. 

  • Reviewed and approved the annual planning process by maintaining supporting files and collaborating with business owners. 

  • Involved with part-time labor reporting and forecasting (annual plan / BU / LE). 
  • Participation in special ad hoc projects related to THX finance. 

  • Optimization of business processes. 


The successful candidate will exhibit / possess:  

  • Strong communication, critical thinking / analytical, and organizational skills  

  • Demonstrated leadership and academic achievement in student and extracurricular activities  

  • High level of integrity  

  • Business and interpersonal maturity  

  • Attention to detail  

  • Adaptability  

  • Customer service orientation  

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products: Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Word  


 Minimum Education Requirements: 

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, entering your Junior or Senior year as of Summer 2023; majors in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration and Economics are highly preferred 

  • Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher 


Additional Preferences:  

  • Reliable transportation to and from work, and ability to commute to or relocate to Hershey, PA for the duration of the Co-Op assignment  


Please be advised that The Hershey Company welcomes all applicants to internships. However, Hershey will not provide immigration-related support for these internships.  

Hershey also will not provide immigration-related sponsorship (such as H-1B) for entry-level roles should you later apply for one of those roles in the future. 

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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