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Analyst, Financial

Date: Feb 2, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition – think! Financial Analyst

The think! 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, planning (budgeting & forecasting), and short-term financial planning and analysis for Glanbia Performance Nutrition.  The primary sports nutrition brands that this role will help manage will be think!

This position will work closely with other departments including Sales, Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Marketing and R&D as a core member of the think! 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 sales forecasting by customer and by product-type.  

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 customer 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 (primarily Sales and Marketing) including but not limited to consumption analysis, customer inventory analysis, and pricing analysis
  • Creating new reports and analyses to help deepen our understanding of our sales performance across key customers and brands
  • Preparing P&L models, profitability analysis, and price/volume analysis for key accounts as needed
  • Supporting ad-hoc projects and analyses within the FP&A team
  • Support commercial teams around promotional planning and decision making through a trade management system. Including helping to maintain the master data accuracy within the trade management tool.

 

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
  • CPG experience preferred


Nearest Major Market: Chicago