Associate Financial Analyst - Military veterans preferred

2020-06-18
Conagra Brands (www.conagra.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Saint Elmo
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 analyses and reporting for assigned financial area under general supervision. Assists in other financial research projects and analysis of business operations. May perform business partnering, analytics, AOP & Strat Plan, monthly forecasting, Metrics & Scorecard, and/or Period close. Minimum 1 year of 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 and standard costing.
? 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
? Supports all SOX controls and audits.
? Partners with Plant Finance Manager and CI in the identification, analysis, and tracking of performance improvement opportunities. Works with cross functional team to achieve and sustain gains.
? Provide FP&A support as needed
? Participate in various finance wide-projects and plant projects, projects will vary depending on business needs

Position Qualifications

? Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
? 1-3 years of professional general business and financial experience
? Ability to self-motivate in a fast paced environment with a high sense of urgency and attention to deadlines, 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 manages those relationships and communicate effectively.
? Applies continuous improvement principles to enhance accuracy and speed.
? Detail oriented, organized, reliable, and resourceful.
? Able to prioritize and obtain alignment.
? Possess good judgement and an ability to analyze data in order to make effective and timely decisions. Ability to seek innovative approaches to resolving problems.
? Ability to 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 a plus.
? Experience thinking critically, 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.