Senior Financial Analyst

Glanbia PLC Downers Grove, IL
The Senior Financial Analyst position, reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, is a key role within the North America Finance organization that is responsible for month-end reporting and analytics, forecasting (3x/year), annual budgeting, and short-term financial planning for Glanbia Performance Nutrition. The position will work closely with multiple functions within the organization including Marketing, Sales, Demand Planning and R&D.

Key elements of this role will include:

* Month-end reporting and variance analysis

* Budgeting and Forecasting with explanations of volume, product/ customer mix, and rate variances

* Understanding and managing promotional trade spend accruals for key accounts and key product groups

* Supporting the commercial teams (Sales/Marketing), including but not limited to merchandising and promotional opportunities, pricing analysis, consumption analysis, and cost savings opportunities

* Preparing P&L models for new product launches, line extensions, and product renovations

* Supporting ad hoc projects and analysis

Required Skills:

* Strong business acumen and understanding of financial planning and variance analysis

* Ability to explain business performance and craft the story to multiple audiences

* Sell the message/influence team members and peers on commercial teams

* Strong accounting knowledge to understand the impact to financial statements from commercial decisions

* Advanced Excel and experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP and Business Objects

* Critical thinking skills – identify an issue and propose solutions.

* Self-starter comfortable communicating at various levels of the organization while also diving into the details

Required Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in Business or Accounting (CPA preferred)

* 3+ years' experience within Finance or Accounting (FP&A experience a plus)

* Scalable candidate with demonstrated potential to progress in the organization

* CPG experience a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteren. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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