Financial Analyst - SlimFast

Financial Analyst - SlimFast

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

The  Financial Analyst position, reporting to the Finance Manager, is an FP&A role within the America's Finance team with responsibility for month-end reporting and analytics, commercial support and insight, planning (budgeting & forecasting), and short-term financial planning and analysis for Glanbia Performance Nutrition.  This will be focused on the brand segment consisting of brands including SlimFast  although will work closely with the rest of the finance team and other parts of the finance organization.

This position will work closely with other departments including Sales, Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Marketing and R&D as a core member of the Americas Finance function. Candidates for this role need to be self-motivated and highly organized. Furthermore, candidates need to have strong communication skills and the ability to work diligently and cross-functionally to better understand brand management and insight.  

Key elements of this role will include:

  • Detailed monthly gross sales reporting and variance analysis with a focus on understanding and explaining the underlying drivers of brand and product performance
  • Detailed budgeting and forecasting across the variances parts of the P&L, Including Sale's, DD&A, COGS, Overheads and Marketing.
  • Working directly with cross functional teams to understand key drivers of the financial performance and to maintain rolling forecasts to help project and estimate future business performance
  • Supporting the commercial teams including but not limited to consumption analysis, pricing analysis, data analytics and insights, reporting and explaining business results, and forecasting future business performance.
  • Creating new reports and analyses to help deepen our understanding of our brand performance across key customers and brands
  • Preparing P&L models, profitability analysis, and price/volume analysis at a granular level
  • Maintaining integrity of master data associated with brand and product detail
  • Supporting ad-hoc projects and analyses within the CGO Finance or broader Americas finance team
  • Support commercial teams around promotional planning and decision making

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
  • Ability to use data to help educate others and influence commercial decision-making
  • Strong accounting knowledge to understand the financial statement impact of commercial decisions
  • Critical thinking skills including the ability to identify a business issue and propose solutions
  • Self-starter comfortable communicating at various levels of the organization while also diving into the details
  • Highly accurate in performing tasks, cross-checking work, and strong ability to manage and work proficiently with large sets of data
  • Advanced Excel and experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP and Business Objects

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting (CPA preferred)
  • Scalable candidate with demonstrated potential to progress in the organization
  • Analyst: 0-3 years of relevant experience in a finance function, preferably in a commercial finance or FP&A role
  • CPG experience preferred

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Salary Range
$55,000.00 - 99,000.00
per Year
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Downers Grove, IL 60515, US
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