Finance Leadership Development Program

Equipping the next generation of leaders

The Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) is an entry-level program for full-time U.S. based finance/treasury employees, offering exciting challenges, rewarding relationships and impactful professional development opportunities.

The Experience

  • Finance focused roles: Including three 9-24 month rotations of increasing responsibility across multiple functions to establish a strong foundation for a career in finance/treasury
  • Mentorship: Offering fresh perspectives to foster professional and personal growth
  • Professional development: Intentionally focused on finance competencies, data aptitude, Cat® product and leadership skills, in addition to on-the-job functional experience


  • Variety of experiences (cash management; corporate funding; corporate insurance; employee benefit funds; foreign exchange; commodities; investor relations; supplier finance; treasury technology)
  • Facility tours, case competition, networking and curated development curriculum
  • Program positions in Peoria, IL, Irving, TX and Nashville, TN


  • Finance, economics or other business or technology major with a minimum of 18 hours of finance courses
  • Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA (both finance and cumulative GPA)
  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Mobility is expected
Jay, Senior Finance Analyst - Supplier Finance

“The FLDP provides a targeted development plan to help me grow as a future leader.  This is laying the foundation to ensure I am prepared for future roles on the global finance team.”  - Jay, Senior Finance Analyst - Supplier Finance

Abby, Finance Analyst - Supplier Finance

“The FLDP has given me well-rounded experiences in corporate finance.  The career planning and professional development emphasis have helped me better understand the opportunities I would like to pursue at Caterpillar.”  - Abby, Finance Analyst - Supplier Finance

Patrick, Finance Representative – Cat Financial

“I recommend the FLDP to aspiring finance professionals because you receive guidance from industry leaders, learn about Caterpillar holistically, and your development as a finance leader is prioritized.”  - Patrick, Finance Representative - Cat Financial

Abdullah, Finance Analyst - Foreign Exchange & Commodities Management

“Through the FLDP, I connected with a wonderful mentor and had opportunities in a variety of roles, helping me develop a diversified skillset.  I have learned from experienced finance professionals across the globe to understand how each function collaborates to execute our strategy.”  - Abdullah, Finance Analyst - Foreign Exchange & Commodities Management