Senior Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc. in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Location: Chicago

Want to make an impact?

The Senior Analyst of Financial Planning & Analysis is a critical position responsible for driving financial planning and analysis activities within Ferrara Candy Company (FCC). This highly visible role will be responsible for day-to-day FP&A activities, create and support reporting and presentations to the Senior Leadership Team, Committees and Board as well as driving best-in-class improvements in process and analytical capabilities. This position will interface with finance and cross-functional contacts across the broader organization in support of these responsibilities. The Senior Analyst reports to the Director of Corporate FP&A.

Ways you will make a difference

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drive and support monthly reporting and analysis of financial results to FCC leadership including preparation of monthly operating review materials, quarterly lender call materials, annual incentive and business metrics tracking, and other ad hoc reporting
  • Support forecasting, planning, and analysis modeling and processes including strategic planning
  • Support to and strict collaboration/exposure with the FP&A team in preparation of financial and business presentations to Top Executive, Committees and Board
  • Prepare cross-functional reporting and analysis, participate in meetings to review performance with functional owners to contribute to financial performance and growth
  • Develop routines, business reviews and cross-functional alignment processes
  • Drive best-in-class improvements in process and analytical capabilities in key FP&A areas of responsibility including:
    • Reporting, forecasting, and analysis
    • Monthly financial reporting and analysis
    • Profitability modeling and analysis
  • Lead and/or provide support for strategic projects and initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills that will make you successful

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and drive for results
  • Smart, strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results through effective collaboration
  • Proven track record of driving change and process improvements
  • High motivation, flexibility, attention to detail while working on multiple priority projects
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage well through ambiguity and complexity
  • Ability / openness to work with diverse, multinational and cross functional cultures
  • Eager to learn and aspiration / ambition to accelerated professional growth
  • Intellectually curious and a proven thought leader

Experiences that will support your success

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience
  • Good P&L fundamentals (Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Income Statement)
  • Heavy exposure to financial reporting and analysis (experience in the CPG industry is preferred)
  • SAP and financial planning tools experience (Oracle EPM - EPBCS) is a plus

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