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Jumpstart your career with our Cognizant Finance Excellence program

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Introducing the Cognizant Finance Excellence Program

Jatin Dalal, Cognizant CFO, unveils the Cognizant Finance Excellence Program intended at nurturing the next generation of finance leaders in India.


Why join Cognizant Finance Excellence program

  • Join a top-tier global Finance team focused on driving financial outcomes.
  • Enjoy a competitive annual salary of INR 11 Lakhs + INR 1 Lakh joining bonus + INR 50K bonus for rank holders + INR 50K for first attempt qualified.
  • Experience 2 job rotations across Finance departments, structured classroom training, diverse group projects, and mentoring from seasoned professionals. 
  • Get a chance to work on live case studies, enhance your soft skills and track your progress through regular feedback and performance evaluations.
  • Relish the opportunity to interact with senior Finance leaders and learn from their experiences.
  • Have the opportunity to advance to the next level at the end of 2 years and accelerated growth in the long run.
  • Learn and grow leveraging in-house Finance Academy, Monthly Learning Hour, GenAI trainings, etc. in addition to this program.
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How does the selection process work

  • Register on the ICAI placement portal from either Kolkata or Chennai campuses.
  • Online shortlisting of candidates based on ICAI process.
  • Shortlisted candidates will need to appear for a written test followed by a technical interview round and an HR discussion.
  • Selection will be based on the performance in written test as well as the technical round of interviews.
  • Selected candidates will be notified through the portal on the same day of their interview.

Get a career headstart

Transitioning from the academic world to the professional one marks a significant milestone in your career journey. At Cognizant, we recognize the importance of a strong start. 

The Cognizant Finance Excellence program will help you sharpen your financial acumen, gain international exposure and future-proof your skills with cutting-edge technology. The program provides a two-year on-the-job learning and development plan for finance professionals.
This comprehensive program encompasses practical training, structured learning, a two-year rotation program, career growth plans, guidance from experienced finance professionals, competitive compensation, and opportunities to engage with finance leaders.

This program is best suited for: 

  • Chartered Accountants (CAs) qualified in May 2024 Finals.
  • Individuals willing to operate from Chennai or Bengaluru. 
Apply now!

About Cognizant Finance

Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis

Manages the company P&L, enterprise financial planning and management reporting 

Business Finance Planning and Analysis 

Responsible for managing business P&L and financial outcomes

Accounting and Controllership

Oversees revenue accounting, external reporting and compliance

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Provides assurance services through internal and client audits, and manages enterprise risk


Defines and executes the global tax strategy and interfaces with regulatory authorities


Establishes the capital allocation strategy, manages cash and FX risk

Corporate Development

Drives M&A opportunity sourcing, transaction execution and post-merger integration

Global Pricing

Manages the pricing strategy, develops and maintains pricing tools and governs deal pricing

Global Sales Operations 

Responsible for sales reporting and governance, sales compensation and sales education

Investor Relations

Drives quarterly earnings, investor meetings and public engagement 

Global Business Services

Shared services that delivers order to cash, source to pay and other transactions

Giving one million workers an edge on tomorrow

We are committed to encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and we believe that different perspectives drive innovation and lead to greater success. Our associates' diverse backgrounds offer varied perspectives and fuel new ways of thinking. This experience is aligned to our newly launched Synapse program – an exciting new skilling program that aims to train one million workers across the globe on new technology advancements, so they are powered for change. 

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