Financial Analyst, Brand - Military veterans preferred

2018-11-10
Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Chicago
Illinois
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
Performs moderately complex research and analysis for assigned financial area under limited supervision. Presents analysis and recommendations to management. Identifies and investigates issues related to assigned projects. May perform business partnering, analytics, AOP & Strat Plan, monthly forecasting, Metrics & Scorecard, and/or Period close. Minimum 3 years related experience.
Position Responsibilities
Serve as a business partner for specified function on accounting and finance related questions. This will involve the ability to assess business needs, resolve risks and opportunities in a timely manner, and clear communication of issues/business results.
Participate in the preparation and compilation of the annual operating plan (AOP) and strategic plan for assigned component of the P&L and related balance sheet accounts.
Update the monthly forecast for assigned function based on business changes. Actively communicate changes to business partners by providing specific, actionable and forward-looking commentary on the various changes as well as guidance on potential risk.
Participate in month-end/quarter-end close activities to ensure completion of assigned tasks, including identification and resolution of unusual items and issues in a timely manner.
Provide comprehensive financial analysis and models for various requests depending on the assigned function (product development, customer analysis, competitive analysis, pricing, etc.).
Responsible for project work that will rotate and cut across several different financial disciplines including, but not limited to FP&A, new product development, manufacturing investments, and in-market investments.
Lead the development of metrics, scorecards and reporting for assigned function.
Evaluate and deliver periodic metrics, scorecards and reports
Provide FP&A support as needed
Participate in various finance wide-projects, projects will vary depending on business needs.
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
MBA or CPA/CMA certification a plus
3+ years of professional general business and financial experience
Ability to self motivate in a fast paced environment, ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment.
Background and experience in P&L management, along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts.
Ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with internal customers, peers and effectively manage those relationships.
Experience effectively working across multiple departments to complete a project or resolve an organizational challenge.
Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Experience with SAP or other software tools preferred.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills, including leveraging analytics, benchmarking, and insights to generate meaningful strategies and solutions.
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Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.