Salary Mid-Point: $95,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

The Senior Finance Analyst, will provide financial support to our Sales organization. In this capacity the primary objectives will include:

  • Completion of Sales Financial close processes
  • Support of Trade and Sales budgeting processes (SOP and Annual Planning)
  • Delivery of the implementation of a new Trade Management System

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Sales Financial Close Processes:

  • Working with the preparation of period end journal entries required to correctly recognize Trade investment expenditure for US Food market; together with Balance Sheet reconciliations for trade accounts
  • Partnership with in-company groups to ensure timely resolution/clearance of Trade Deductions
  • Preparation of period reporting on Trade expenditure and NSV growth including reconciliation to Accounting (SAP) and Trade systems
  • Partnership with Financial Control and Sales Operations teams in the continuous monitoring and improvement of trade expenditure controls including responsibility for the completion of quarterly Trade Audits to ensure accurate and timely recognition of Trade Expenditure
  • Provision of support to the US Sales Finance Manager on ad hoc basis to complete additional analysis and investigation with regards to Trade Expenditure and Sales Performance

Trade & Sales Budgeting Process:

  • Prepare and review consolidated Trade and NSV forecasts – leveraging standardized ways of working enabled through implementation of new Trade Management Tools
  • Work in collaboration with FP&A team to ensure timely submission of SOP forecast
  • Provide support to Sales Finance Manager in the preparation of an Annual Plan

EDUCATION:

Required Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

Strong preference for having completed an MBA, CPA, CMA or equivalent years of experience in finance/business related areas

EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrated financial accounting skills and planning experience as well as proven cross-functional experience

Required:

High level of proficiency in SAP and Excel;

Preferred:

Proficiency in using Power BI

KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

  • Navigating complex challenges
  • Problem Solving
  • Business Accumen
  • Delivers Results
  • Action Oriented
  • Priority Setting
  • Planning

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Financial Shaping and Decision making
  • Financial Analysis and Insights
  • Accounting

INTERESTED CANDIDATES: please send an updated resume [word.doc format] to randyanderson@ifgpr.com