Financial Analyst - Military veterans preferred

Conagra Brands (


  full-time   employee

Council Bluffs
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
Provide Finance and Operations analytical support to review manufacturing results and trends. Present analysis and recommendations to management. Determine root cause of issues and facilitate implementation of solutions. Effectively work with and/or lead small ad-hoc project teams. Areas of responsibility may include: Finance, Cost Accounting, Forecasting, Labor tracking and analysis, Period End Financial Accounting, and Fixed Assets.
Position Responsibilities
Finance support for plant.
Participation in monthly forecasting activities as needed.
Develop and implement necessary processes to support internal forecasting/reporting requirements and variance reviews.
Support the preparation of yearly operating budget including recommendations and strategies. Validation with cost center owners, BOM and recipe versions, and other cost analysis. Presentation of both operating and financial data.
Provide effective counsel and analysis to assist the plant and Company in meeting the established financial and profit objectives.
Responsible for moderate to complex cost analysis and audits associated with the cost accounting function.
Finance support for cost savings analysis, capital investments including fixed asset controls, allocation, tracking and reporting.
Analyze product costs, process order and COGS variances.
Labor and overhead reviews.
Plays a key role in the month-end close process to include journal entries, general ledger review and account analysis.
Provide financial support for capital investment analysis and fixed asset accounting.
Finance support for excess and obsolete inventory reserve.
Active involvement and participation in plant CPS activities.
Provide ad hoc financial analysis as requested.
Position Qualifications
3+ years general business and financial experience
B.S. degree, prefer majors in Accounting or Finance. Advanced degree or certification a plus.
Fundamental knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
Proficient with Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookups and other data manipulation formulas).
Strong computer skills in a Manufacturing ERP system (SAP R/3 experience preferred). Familiarity with SAP financial reporting tools a plus.
Requires strong verbal and written communication skills, and knowledge of general business concepts. Interactions with operations team on a daily basis.
Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment.
Excellent time management, problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills.
Ability to prioritize and control multiple tasks at the same time is required.
Strong interpersonal skills, including a self-motivational drive
Business Partnering: experience developing collaborative working relationships and working closely with internal customers, peers and effectively managing those relationships to provide insightful analysis as a response to business need or opportunity.
Internal Controls: experience working with and maintaining existing controls and requiring compliance.
Continuous Improvement: experience identifying areas for continuous improvement and/or cost reductions and making recommendations for enhancement
Reporting: proven ability to consolidate complex information into usable customer oriented formats
Flexibility for non-traditional working hours, including weekends as necessary
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.