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Senior Financial Analyst, Reporting

Date: Oct 21, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

The Senior Financial Analyst - Reporting position, reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, is an FP&A role within the America’s Finance team responsible for analyzing, reporting, and helping “tell-the-story” across the Americas region.  These responsibilities include but not limited to: helping “tell-the-story” of Americas results to executive leadership through developing and coordinating period-end financial reporting decks, development of monthly P&L and deliverables, monthly and quarterly financial forecasts, variance analysis, annual operating plan, various ad-hoc financial questions and requests, and strategic planning for multiple brands P&L within the Americas region for Glanbia Performance Nutrition.  This position will work closely with the Global Finance team and other parts of the America’s Finance organization.


Key elements of this role will include:

  • Assist in preparation of senior management financial reviews, including preparation of presentation materials, consolidation templates, and other ad-hoc requests.
  • Supporting monthly reporting and variance analysis with a focus on understanding and explaining the underlying drivers of brand and product performance.  Working directly with Brand, Customer, and Product Supply Finance teams to understand key drivers of the financial performance.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly consolidated P&L, deliverables and reconciliations for multiple Brands within the Americas region.
  • Supporting ad-hoc projects and analyses within the Reporting team or broader Americas finance 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.
  • Leverage and help develop tools to provide value-add variance analysis for the Americas region. 
  • Continuous improvement on current financial processes with focus on standardization, automation of system reports and streamlining closing processes.



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)
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in a finance function, preferably in a commercial finance or FP&A role
  • CPG experience preferred
  • Scalable candidate with demonstrated potential to progress in the organization

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.

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