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Financial Analyst Operations

Date: Nov 11, 2020

Location: Clovis, NM, NM, US

Company: Glanbia

Financial Analyst


Supervisor’s Title:             Assistant Controller

Department:                        Finance

Exempt Status:                   Salary Exempt


Southwest Cheese is the world’s largest manufacture of cheese/whey products and is located in Clovis, New Mexico.  It is a joint venture between Glanbia and The Greater Southwest Agency and provides ample opportunity for career growth and experience in a fast-paced, high-performing enterprise.


Job Summary

Perform detailed financial variance analysis and business plan preparation as well as completing assignment of extra projects as needed.


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for preparing and distributing various weekly and monthly analysis as assigned.
  • Compares actual results against business plan, forecast, and prior year.
  • Analyzes Gross Margin and Gross Profit to determine impact caused by volume, selling prices, material costs and/or production costs.
  • Prepares and distributes variance analysis to management along with monthly forecast files
  • Responsible for weekly and monthly managerial reports, including analysis
  • Liaises with various departments to assist with data analysis and decision support.
  • Provides accurate and timely financial reporting for the business unit.
  • Assists Plant Controller with business modeling to reflect various scenarios and simulate certain outcomes.
  • Responsible for process improvement and standardization in assigned area
  • Prepare journal entries as assigned.
  • Complete month-end closing tasks and month-end reporting, as assigned.
  • Responsible for process improvement and standardization of processes across organization.
  • Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis using Business Objects as needed
  • Review work and test for reasonableness; identify questionable results and investigate root cause
  • Cross train with other analysts when needed
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of Southwest Cheese non-negotiables.


Delivering on Glanbia’s Values:

  • “Showing Respect” - Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.
  • “Find a Better Way” - Work with internal and external teams to implement process improvements and/or procedural changes that eliminate non-value added activities and drive more business value.
  • “Winning Together” - Assist with training of new team members.  Facilitate or oversee training and standard operating procedure reviews to ensure new hires develop proficiency of role.
  • “The Customer’s Champion” – Proactively engage to support our customer needs on an end to end basis and strive to meet or exceed SLA timelines.  Take ownership of customer requests and engage with internal teams as needed and within a timely manner.
  • “Performance Matters” – Meet or exceed all key metrics in line with expectations for role.  Continually update knowledge of products, product changes, processes and services offered to deliver a dynamic customer experience.


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects or action teams


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance. Two to four years of finance experience preferred.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routing database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example of sharing of knowledge/skill.

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves, standing and walking, talking or listening, and sitting.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive//technical nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and at 20 feet or more, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment and light traffic).


Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

Nearest Major Market: Roswell