Senior Financial Analyst - Global Markets - Military veterans preferred

2018-11-21
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.
As a Senior Financial Analyst –Global Markets, you will have the opportunity to perform complex and interpretive financial analyses across multiple brands and countries under minimal supervision. You will present analysis and recommendations to management, from both a financial and strategic lens and act as a leader to less experienced staff. You will effectively lead small teams and work well with cross-functional project teams. Responsibilities will also include business partnering, analytics, Annual Operating Plan (AOP) & Strategic Plan, monthly forecasting, Metrics & Scorecards, and/or Period close support.
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.
Update the monthly forecast 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 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.
Contribute to 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, new product development, manufacturing investments, and in-market investments.
Lead the development of metrics, scorecards and reporting for assigned function.
Participate and/or lead 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 preferred
Minimum 5 years of professional general business and financial experience
Proven 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.
Proven 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.