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Management Accounting and Reporting Senior Analyst at Cargill in Wichita, Kansas

Posted in Finance 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

This Management Accounting and Reporting Senior Analyst position in the NA Accounting and Reporting team will support the NA Cargill Protein & Salt (CPS) business and partner with FP&A, Management Information & Decision Support (MIDS), & Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) team to provide insights and information to better inform and drive sound decisions. This role will identify P&L financial misstatements in advance of closing the books, coordinate the necessary entries to post so the financials are materially correct, then perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to prevent future misstatements. This person will also develop a strategy to gather necessary business insights in order to update clear and concise analytical commentary for the Lower Level Financial Statement Review (LLFSR) process and ensure the business results match the US GAAP accounting results. There will be a heavy focus on analysis and business partnering, requiring a broad understanding of the Protein businesses.

Principal Accountabilities

60%: Management Reporting Analysis

  • Review, reconcile and report on Cooked (Five Star) Segment P&L statements to ensure accuracy and provide an understanding to key stakeholders in FP&A, Decision Support, Management Accounting & Reporting (MAR), FAR, and key business resources.

  • Corporate Overhead and Comparative SG&A analyst for Protein. Deliver insights to FP&A and business stakeholders into spend variances to budget.

  • Develop processes and controls to ensure COGS and SG&A are properly classified for Cargill Protein Group.

  • Provide relevant and meaningful commentary on Lower Level Financial Statement Review (LLFSR) and Control Review Package (CRP) reports, resulting in adequate understanding for Finance Leadership.

  • Key contact for the business and A&F domain leads to address monthly management reporting questions and partner with FP&A, MIDS, & FAR to ensure a broad and firm understanding of key business drivers that match P&L business results.

  • Provide understanding and bridge the gap between plant/segment to sales channel P&L's.

30%: Continuous Improvement & Collaboration

  • Partner and collaborate with Cargill Business Services (CBS), Financial Reporting, and MIDS to utilize technology and streamline processes.

  • Review current reporting structure to rationalize current set of reports and update as needed.

  • Work with other NA Management Accounting and Reporting teams to collaborate and leverage technology, processes & knowledge. This role will be a key point of contact in the MAR team and will drive results and expectations.

  • Partner with business leaders to develop key metrics and reporting for the evolving Protein business model.

  • Partner with the Business Operations & Supply Chain (BOSC) organization and leverage technologies to enhance consolidated reporting across multiple systems.

10%: Other Duties as Assigned

  • Champion and lead change management activities for finance and the Protein Group, helping drive the One Finance model among our multiple towers.

  • Keep management reports updated when bringing on new plants through acquisitions and/or mergers. 

  • Project Symphony (SAP Implementation) and Central Finance (CFIN) Subject Matter Expert (SME).

  • Other project support as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 5+ years of Accounting and/or Finance experience

  • Strong experience in Excel using complex formulas commonly used in large organizations when analyzing very large sets of data

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, within multiple levels of the organization 

  • Ability to influence multiple levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or other advanced business degree

  • Experience with analytic tools, including some or all of the following: Power BI, Alteryx, or Tableau

  • SAP experience

  • Strong attention to detail, passion for learning, and a curious attitude

  • Protein industry experience and knowledge

  • A desire for growth and development