BAT Graduate Careers


The Finance function plays an integral part in making sure BATís operational side runs effectively, supporting the company strategy and ultimately aiding company success.

Within the Finance function, you will work towards the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) qualification. Within this role you will participate in assignments in Financial Accounting/Shared Services, Management Accounting, Marketing Finance and Operations Finance. You may also get involved in assignments in Taxation, Treasury, Audit and Strategy Planning.

Some of the modules you will be completing include:

  • Preparing and Maintaining Accounting Records
  • Statutory and Regulatory Reporting
  • Working Capital Control
  • Procurement
  • Preparation of Management Accounts
  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Management Reporting for Decision Making
  • Project Appraisal
  • Financial Strategy
  • Product and Service Costing

There is also a practical element to this role where you will learn about IT Desktop skills, Systems and Procedure Development, information Management, Project Management, Business Evaluation and Appraisal, Business Strategy and External Relationships.


Andrey Kornilov
Marketing Finance Manager Eastern European Region


Why British American Tobacco might be the best employer for a graduate?

British American Tobacco is a truly global organization with global opportunities, the company that cherishes new ideas, innovation and diversity. British American Tobacco is a very dynamic company with great professionals on board and it is a joy to work in such an environment and with such people.

What was your personal experience of working with British American Tobacco?

It gave me an opportunity to see many aspects of the business and work in different areas of Finance; work with people who coached me and were genuinely interested in my development; and... travel around the world!

Tips and tricks for MT candidates

Every door is open for management trainees and the MT programme is a world of opportunities - go for it and get maximum out of it. Set stretching goals and reach them. Get ready for a fast career and enjoy the ride!