Cultivate global finance professionals & leaders 


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The eFRDP is a training and development program for early-in-career professionals looking to grow their career in finance through a series of three 1 year rotations where they will learn the basics of financial management, by working on activities such as month-end close, reporting, and forecasting. A typical candidate is someone who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or economics within the last two years and has 1-2 years of professional work experience.

The program provides career growth opportunities such as training, mentorship, networking, and access to leadership.
Participants will also develop their foundational skills in financial management to jumpstart their careers.  
The FRDP is a development program for high-potential future leaders who want to grow their career in Finance through four 6 - 9 months rotations. A typical candidate is someone who recently graduated with an MBA within the last year and has at least 3-4 years of working experience.

The program provides challenging assignments and training in technical and leadership skills to develop talented finance leaders within the company, with full-time employment during the program and various career paths afterward, and with the possibility of a rotational assignment in Basel, Switzerland.
FRDPs gain exposure to different areas of the business and build their network, with past participants exiting into areas such as eCoE, Commercial Medical and Government Affairs (CMG) Finance, R&D Finance, Investor Relations, and even some non-Finance teams like Pricing Contracting and Distribution (PCD) or Strategic Analysis & Insights (SAI).


Work will vary depending on the rotation, examples of work include: 

  • Controllers Group: supporting month-end close process including updating accrual schedules and preparing journal entries; participating in projects to automate processes

  • Commercial Finance: preparing monthly reporting used by finance teams and business partners; updating forecast models

  • R&D Finance: analyzing spend trends; supporting master data maintenance (cost center and WBS management); assist with key initiatives to manage budget

  • People Forum support: help to support and build the culture within gFinance, work on DEI initiatives, organize fun events for the finance community 
Work will vary depending on the rotation, examples of work include: 

  • R&D Finance: supporting molecule teams, creating and maintaining budget forecasts, scenario modeling of future revenues, and estimating ROI

  • Commercial Finance: supporting Squad teams, creating and maintaining budget forecasts, scenario modeling, and estimating ROI

  • BD Finance: financial analysis and modeling to evaluate the economic viability of potential partnerships, collaborations, and acquisitions

  • eCOE: drive budget discussions and strategic & operational priorities by providing impactful insights & analytics, leading financial processes and collaborating with key stakeholders

  • People Forum support: help to support and build the culture within gFinance, work on DEI initiatives, organize fun events for the finance community


Listen to what our alumni and current candidates have to say about FRDP and eFRDP
"I came to Genentech with a non-pharmaceutical background after completing my MBA. The program’s broad exposure and tailored rotations have provided an unparalleled learning journey. What sets this program apart, however, is its nurturing environment defined by open-minded colleagues eager to share their knowledge along with the plentiful resources Genentech offers – initiatives like leadership programs, coaching and mentoring opportunities, and direct access to the Finance Leadership Team's expertise have been instrumental in my development."
Anthony Ortiz
FRDP Associate
"Aside from the technical, functional and organizational learnings, the ability to quickly get up to speed and establish relationships is to me the most valuable component of the program. Further, given that the program facilitates cross-functional, cross-divisional, and cross-border mobility, you become comfortable with uncertainty and learning about things that are outside your area of expertise. This has benefited me directly by allowing me to successfully step into my current role as Finance Manager in Saudi Arabia."
Jamil Bashir
FRDP Alumni
Finance Manager Saudi Arabia
"I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the eFRDP. As I approached the end of senior year at UC Davis, I wanted to gain more work experience in finance but didn’t exactly know where to start. I wanted to learn the technical systems and processes used across finance, and eFRDP provided that. This program has also given me a platform to develop my professional network. Overall, I was able to contribute meaningfully to the finance community while gaining experience in the biotech industry."

Alysson Lee