Senior Financial Analyst - Financial Systems - Military veterans preferred

2020-09-11
Conagra Brands (www.conagra.com)
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 Profile Summary
As part of the Global FP&A team, this role will support day-to-day support and modernization efforts of Conagra’s financial planning, forecasting, and automation systems. This analyst will work cross-functionally with business partners across the Finance and IT organization to coordinate system enhancements, hierarchy governance, and other ad-hoc support. As a key member of the Finance Automation COE, this position will help drive finance modernization using reporting and visualization software, master data management tools, and low-code automation tools.
Job Summary
This role will, in part, administer and own various financial planning and forecasting tools. High degrees of cross-functional coordination, project management, clear and concise communication, and strong technical aptitude are prerequisites for this role. This position will also work to coordinate various hierarchy and master data restatements, support system-related M&A configuration, and aid in FP&A modernization efforts. As a primary liaison between Finance functions and IT support, it is crucial for this position to have strong technical enthusiasm, a growth mindset, and a refuse-to-lose attitude in order to lead projects from development to implementation.
Position Responsibilities
Collaborates with Finance and IT business partners to solve complex challenges
Contributes 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
Partners with Brand Finance, CCG, Supply Chain Finance, Sales & Trade Finance, and IT to engineer tactical and strategic solutions to help modernize financial reporting, forecasting, and analytics
Coordinates master data maintenance and financial restatements in BPC and subsystems
Maintains system performance scorecards in Power BI while tracking enhancements, issues, and security-related requests
Coordinates projects to aid in advanced analytics, process simplification, and automation
Interprets data with various levels of problem solving and demonstrates ability to tell a story of the results
Acts as a leader to less experienced team members and works well on project teams
Demonstrates technical curiosity and exploration emerging technologies
Supports SAP/S4 design and implementation to establish and maintain Common Business Language (CBL)
Provides system-related training and support for new team members and Conagra employees
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
Minimum 5 years related experience, preferably in the CPG industry
Proven ability to self-motivate in a fast-paced environment, ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment.
Demonstrated collaboration and communication in projects that drive impact
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, SAP R3, BW, BPC, BEX, Analysis for Office, MS Power Suite (BI, Apps, Flow, Automate), and UiPath
Background and experience in P&L and Balance Sheet management, along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting principles
Ability to work and perform in a fun, agile and fast paced business environment
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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.