VFC - Business Practices Intern

Company Description

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders. 

VF will grow by creating amazing products and brand experiences that transform and improve the lives of consumers worldwide, while delivering superior returns to our stakeholders.

At VF, we draw on 117 years of experience to continuously transform ourselves in an ever-changing global marketplace. We constantly learn from the past, but live in the future.

Our One VF culture is all about harnessing the power of our brands and our talented associates to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a One VF mindset differentiates our products and brand experiences. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on collaboration, agility and execution.

Powerful brands, shaped by shopper insights and fueled by innovation, drive our success by putting us at the heart of consumers’ lives. With the industry’s most diverse family of apparel, footwear and accessories brands, we serve consumers on every continent. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status. As we look to the future, we will continue to lean on our One VF approach to ensure we embrace our shared learning as we add value across our portfolio of brands. 

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement
VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

Intern Responsibilities

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone starting their career who is seeking high-level management exposure, global assignments and a steep learning curve. This is a developmental position for candidates with high management potential. The aspiration for each Business Practices Intern is that the successful performer will return into a Business Practices Analyst role, and then matriculate into other roles, often within one or two years. The Business Practices Intern will be focused on assisting the Internal Audit team in all respects with a primary focus on department reporting and analysis, while developing an understanding of the VF organization in management preparedness.

The Internal Audit support provided by the Business Practices team is categorized into five broad capabilities: Talent Management, Infrastructure Management, Quality Assurance, Reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley Oversight. 

Our Talent Management support includes on-boarding all new members of the audit department, supporting training and development initiatives and assisting in auditor placement. 

Our Infrastructure Management support includes managing all policies, procedures, guides, and templates supporting the audit approach and methodology. We also provide system administration support for the audit work papers system.

Our Quality Assurance support includes designing, calculating and monitoring key performance indicators (KPI’s) for the Internal Audit department. We use the output from the KPI’s to measure progress towards established performance targets, which informs enhancements to Internal Audit processes.

Our Reporting support includes designing and delivering periodic communication materials for internal and external audit customers.

Our Sarbanes-Oxley Oversight support includes overseeing VF’s major reporting units with the assessment of VF’s internal control over financial reporting.

Simply put, a decision to join our team is, probably, a decision to change the course of your life. Any of our people who have already made the journey would tell you that.

Here are some examples…
An associate starts with us as a manager and he is now CFO of VF
Another associate starts with us as a manager and he is now Controller and CAO of VF
An associate starts with us as a brand management analyst and she is now Director of Finance for Direct to Consumer in Switzerland
An associate starts with us as a supply chain analyst and he is now Head of Supply Chain for our business in India
Another associate starts with us as an analyst and he is now Director of Strategy for The North Face
Another associate starts with us as the CAE and he became the President of several of VF’s North American brands, and so on.

How You Will Make a Difference

Primary responsibilities are Internal Audit operations with a focus on internal and external reporting to stakeholders

Developing working knowledge of department KPI metrics and tracking those on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

Mastering Internal Audit and VF systems enabling the BP Intern to provide guidance to new auditors and assistance to the Internal Audit department while working on assignments

Delivery of high impact Sarbanes-Oxley compliance support to executive/senior finance management

Providing analysis and insight in the coordination of external audit fees

Manage ad-hoc projects as required by Internal Audit senior management and other VF senior managers

Spearhead continuous learning for Internal Audit associates in preparation for management roles

Pay Rate

Competitive Pay



M-F: 8 AM - 5 PM
Or to be determined by manager/department

Start Date

June 4, 2018
End Date

August 17, 2018

Start / End date flexible?

Limited: VFC has some flexibility to start interns a bit earlier and end interns earlier or later depending on need. Must be able to complete all required Fellows Programming.
Please note: all Fellows will attend the Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute at the Center for Creative Leadership on either June 11 & 12, 2018 or June 18 & 19, 2018. If hired as an intern through the Fellows Program, you will attend one of the sessions in June.

Our organization is interested in hiring:

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Work Authorization: Our organization will consider hiring interns with the following work authorization:

US Citizens or permanent residents preferred

International students authorized to work on F1 or J1 visa are eligible to apply

Majors Seeking

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Address of Internship location

VF Corporate HQ
105 Corporate Center Blvd
Greensboro, NC

Required Qualifications:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 0-1 years

Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Business or related field.

Intent to pursue CPA license.

Completed some Accounting & Auditing course work.

Strong project management and analytical skills applied in up-tempo setting

Excellent attention to detail, organizational and time management skills

Professional, flexible approach taken in handling multiple priorities

Ability to work well independently and in a team, with limited supervision

Strong leadership traits and resourcefulness

Ability to build relationships and offer compelling ideas/insights to a diverse population of VF associates, including executive/senior management

Work Environment

Collaborative, Open space, International/Global focus, Respectful and people oriented
Additional Internship Perks

Casual dress code, outings with other interns and Millennial groups

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Additional Application Instructions / Information

For best consideration, apply directly on VFC careers website where postings will close by February 6 or sooner (in addition to submitting your resume and cover letter above). If the internship position is no longer posted, VFC will not be considering additional candidates. Find this specific internship posting on VFC's website here: https://vfc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/vfc_careers/job/Greensboro-NC/Business-Practices-Intern_R-20180104-0054

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