2024 Associate, Finance and Accounting Development Program

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Euclid - Automation - Cleveland, OHUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Finance
Pay Range: ($53,321.00 - $72,140.00)
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Req ID: 24355



Summary: Lincoln Electric is hiring for our Finance & Accounting Development Program. This is an outstanding entry level position that will expose a recent college graduate to various processes within the Corporate Accounting & Finance function. Members of the Finance & Accounting Development Program will rotate over a two-year period in a variety of functional areas, including Financial Reporting, General Accounting, Cost Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Development, etc. They will also assist in Corporate Accounting / Finance projects and initiatives.



  • Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly management reports and presentations.
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Prepare and analyze the cost of producing the organization's products and services, as well as capital budget requests.
  • Assist with physical inventories for division and subsidiaries.
  • Assist with preparation of SEC financial statement filings.
  • Assist with the integration of acquired businesses, including physical inventories, management reporting, development of control structure, etc.
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; Master’s degree and / or CPA designation preferred (or in process).
  • Previous Accounting or Finance work or intern experience a plus.
  • Must be highly motivated and possess excellent analytical and communication skills with an interest in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must possess a high degree of flexibility and demonstrate the ability to perform numerous tasks and assignments concurrently.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel and Power Point) essential, SAP and HFM knowledge a plus.


Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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