17 days old

Management Accounting and Reporting Senior Analyst

Wayzata, MN 55391
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The Management Accounting & Reporting Senior Analyst role will be part of the Acccounting and Finance team which provides accounting and finance expertise for our businesses. This role is a challenging opportunity to learn the complexities of the diverse businesses within Food Ingredients & Bio Industrial (FIBI) North America utilizing strong accounting, business acumen, and problem solving/analysis skills.

This person will serve a critical business partnering role and will be responsible to deliver deep understanding of the businesses performance and key management reporting - partnering with commercial leaders and FP&A to enhance decision making within FIBI North America.

Principal Accountabilities

35%: Analysis and Reporting

  • Creates, reviews and delivers timely, accurate and consistent management reports/packages. Interprets results and develops key financial measures. Management reports may include: period end results and commentary, budgets, forecasts and supporting commentary, customer and product profitability reports, and other ad hoc management reporting.

  • Applies a broad level of understanding to conduct deep and complex financial analysis. This analysis will include month end results, balance sheet and income statement trend analysis, annual budgets, 36 month forecasts, and customer and product profitability analysis. Included in this analysis will be supporting documentation, commentary on variances, identification and communication of risks and recommendations on areas of opportunity.

25%: Accounting Processes and Procedures

  • With limited oversight, performs and/or reviews month end processes.

  • Develops and implements accounting policies and procedures.

  • Creates and monitors controls, ensuring that our accounting/operational processes are in compliance with GAAP, Cargills policies and procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.

  • Identifies areas of standardization and improvement.

25%: Business Partnership

  • Collaborates with peers across Cargill Business Services (CBS), A&F, FP&A and other Centers of Expertise (COEs) across businesses and regions to ensure accurate and consistent information and drive process simplification, standardization and optimization of management reporting processes.

  • Partners with business and functional leaders to provide the financial guidance and insight needed to achieve the finance strategy and strategic goals of the business.

  • Provides coaching, training, and mentoring to others on technical topics as well as how to for professionals on the team.

10%: Continuous Improvement

  • Collaborate across business processes (Procure to Pay, Order and Trade Settlement to Cash, Record to Report) owners and providers to streamline processes and ensure accountability for accurate business financial statements.

  • Ensures proper data governance for business activities and proper alignment with data standards.

  • Monitor and assess key process and business metrics for financial reporting units to ensure end-to-end process effectiveness.

  • Leverage process and technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

5%: Other miscellaneous projects as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of Accounting/Finance experience
  • Experience in analyzing and reviewing financial statements
  • GAAP knowledge

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to communicate effectively with many functional groups and levels, both written and orally
  • Technical aptitude; ability to utilize technology (e.g. SAP, Excel, Power BI, ERP systems) to drive efficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to internal controls
  • Business acumen
  • Previous experience with budgeting
  • Experience in analyzing financial statements (balance sheet and income statement)
  • Experience in analyzing profitability at various levels (customer, product)

Success Attributes
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to clearly explain technical topics in a simple manner
  • Continuous improvement focus
  • SAP, COPA experience a plus
  • Previous forecasting experience

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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