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Financial Analyst

Company: HARIBO of America, Inc.
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Reporting to the Senior Finance Director, the Financial Analyst will deliver valued information via actual, forecast, operating plan, and management reporting. This is an integral role in collaborating closely with numerous cross-functional teams to analyze and impact business results, support the business performance presentation to upper management, as well as leading ad hoc projects. This role operates in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, and influences the decisions of senior business leaders.

  • Prepare consolidation of monthly P&L vs. plan/LBE/ LY, including volume, NNS, EVA, financial bridges, hedging reporting, historical trends, and SG&A performance
  • Assist in the preparation and consolidation of the LBE, annual operating plan and marketing, and sales dialog financials
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of budgeting, forecasting, and modeling tools
  • Assist in the preparation of Board decks for upper management in partnership with business leaders and cross-functional finance partners
  • Lead the monthly Finance / Check-in meeting and actively provide budget owners with specific, actionable, and forward-looking commentary on variances
  • Assist in the development of a monthly P&L forecast and work with other finance associates as well as with Accounting to improve forecast accuracy
  • Assist in the preparation of business cases and financial modeling in collaboration with other HoA associates
  • Assist in the preparation of Full Cost-Benefit analysis
  • Assist in the month-end financial close of assigned components of the P&L including identification and resolution of unusual items in a timely manner
  • Assist Senior Finance Director in the support to internal and external auditors
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations for assigned areas along with support analysis/ back up
  • Other duties as assigned
    • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is required
    • Minimum 2.5 years of experience in Finance or Accounting in CPG industry
    • Experience working with SAP is a must
    • Master's Degree/ MBA, CMA or CPA or other financial certification preferred
    • Knowledge of business operations, preferably in the consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) industry
    • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects while ensuring tasks get completed on a timely basis
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, influencing, and analytical skills are required
    • Proven ability to deal with ambiguity and change in a dynamic business environment
    • Ability to partner with people at all levels of the organization is required
    • Experience providing support cross-functionally is a plus
    • Experience with Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Access and intermediate to Advance Excel skills
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with tight turnaround times for deliverable
      HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO's policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.
      HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative.

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