Senior Financial Analyst-Trade

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Sr Financial Analyst-Trade
  
Glanbia  
  
Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 
   
The Opportunity 
 

The Senior Financial Analyst– Trade role is a Business Partner role to the GPN Americas CCO (customer sales) team. GPN Americas is a +$1B organization encompassing all sales of ON, SlimFast, think!, Isopure, BSN and Amazing Grass brands across the North American and South American markets. This role will have close commercial involvement across all brands and regions within GPN Americas, with primary focus on trade spend.

The role will be responsible for working directly with the sales teams and other cross functional partners to ensure complete tracking of accurate sub-ledgers of projected and actualized trade spend to ensure spend is accurately recorded, in line with GPN’s accounting policies, and analyzed against budgeted/forecasted costs.  Responsibilities include month end tasks, financial reporting and analytics, and budget planning.

In addition, this person will manage a direct report responsible for the auditing and clearing of deduction activity.  This direct report will audit deductions to ensure accuracy, and will identify, dispute, and recover invalid deductions taken through communications with the commercial team and external customer contacts.  The Senior Financial Analyst - Trade reports directly to the Sr. Manager Finance – Trade.

 

  • Complete tracking and maintaining of accurate and up-to-date sub ledgers of actualized trade spend to ensure trade spend is accurately recorded, in line with GPN’s accounting policies, and analyzed against budgeted/forecasted costs
  • Month end responsibilities, including but not limited to, month end journal entries and analytics
  • Reporting trade spend through consistent communication to interested parties such as customer sales teams, GPN’s finance and accounting group, and GPN management
  • Ensure customer sales teams are up-to-date on their actualized and forecasted trade spend rate and aware of variances vs. budgeted/forecasted trade rates
  • Ensure accurate cash application of deductions and accurate deduction clearing through working closely with internal sales teams and Glanbia Share Services
  • Manage a direct report, overseeing auditing and processing of deductions while monitoring and reporting on relevant metrics


  
The Skills you will bring to the team

  • Advanced skills in Excel (Required). Able to manage multiple data of information
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP and Business Objects
  • Able to work independently and strong analytical skills (problem solving, evaluation, and judgment)
  • BA Accounting/Finance Degree or related field


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!
  
Where and how you will work  
The opportunity will be based in Downers Grove, IL with hybrid working arrangements available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.  
  
What we would like to offer you!  
The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  
 
About Glanbia  
The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  
  
At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, 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 celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.


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