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Financial Analyst

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

The Financial Analyst position, reporting to the Finance Manager, is a Sales Finance role within the Americas Finance team with responsibility for month-end sales reporting and analytics, sales 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 include Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, and ABB.


This position will work closely with other departments including Sales, Demand Planning & Sales Operations to maintain and update customer sales models in order to better understand and forecast future customer demand. 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 gross sales budgeting and forecasting at the customer and SKU-level with detailed analysis and explanations of volume, price, and mix variances
  • Working directly with Sales teams to understand customer account performance and to maintain shipment and consumption 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


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


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran. 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