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Senior Financial Analyst - Brand Finance
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Financial ,Accounting
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: June 28, 2024
Job Location:

Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that’s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Hunts, Aylmer, Marie Callender's, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, VH Sauces, Pogo and Vlasic, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera.

We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit http://www.conagrabrands.ca.

Conagra Brands est une des principales entreprises d’aliments de marque en Amérique du Nord. Son histoire est jalonnée de grands succès alimentaires qui sont le fruit du travail d’une équipe passionnée par l’innovation et la croissance. Conagra offre des choix pour toute occasion grâce a des marques réputées comme Hunt’s, Aylmer, Marie Callender's, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, les sauces VH, Pogo, Vlasic et des marques émergentes, dont Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein et Frontera.

Nous sommes très fiers d’avoir la culture la plus influente, la plus dynamique et la plus inclusive du secteur alimentaire. Pour en savoir plus, visitez http://www.conagrabrands.ca.

Position summary:

The Senior Financial Analyst (SFA) – Brand Finance will be a key contributor to execute Conagra’s strategy for growth and margin improvement. The SFA will partner with the Brand organization to provide financial guidance and analytics to support key decisions, drive growth and ensure financial objectives are achieved. The SFA will be the key contact for all Financial Planning and Analysis for their Brand team. This includes understanding all financial aspects of the P&L, periodic reporting of financial results, forecasts, the annual planning process, variance analysis, data consolidation and special projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform monthly/quarterly financial review (actual results vs plan and prior year). Take a proactive role in understanding key financial components in the P&L and be able to explain key drivers for material changes in the financial results.
  • Prepare and present monthly financial review and analysis to the Brand teams and the Finance group. Draw insights and make recommendations to business partners on opportunities for improvement.
  • Take ownership of identified incremental risks and opportunities (versus the forecast/plan) and support Brand team in efforts to close any gaps to plan.
  • Provide Brand team proactive and value-added financial analysis followed up with sound recommendations to drive profitable business decisions and maximize growth and margin improvement.
  • Key role in the new product commercialization process. Develop accurate P&Ls, make recommendations and challenge (where necessary). Ensure innovation is financially sound, aligned to strategy and will maximize growth and profit.
  • Creation of a robust Annual Plan with well documented and executable underlying assumptions. Ensure assumptions on volume, pricing, trade, marketing spend and cost of goods sold are well understood, accurate and documented.
  • Advertising & Promotion budget review with Brand team the Forecast and Annual Plan.
  • Develop and maintain analytical tools, modeling, and processes to support a deeper level of analysis to achieve targeted financial results.
  • Support data governance initiatives (Master Data) by ensuring consistency, accuracy, and completeness of product data / hierarchy across systems and platforms.
  • Provide valuable insights and actively challenge assumptions during volume forecast alignment meetings (Consensus) to drive forecast accuracy, informed decisions and optimize financial outcomes
  • Develop relationships with cross-functional partners
  • Provide formal and informal training on financial concepts and systems to team members.
  • Other special projects and ad hoc reporting as required.

Potential Career Progression:

  • Promotional opportunities within the Finance organization including Finance Manager
  • Lateral career opportunities within the Finance organization including SFA Sales Finance or FP&A
  • Cross-functional career opportunities within Market Development

Qualifications, Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting. Designated Accountant (CPA) preferred.
  • 5+ years financial analysis experience, preferably in the food industry.
  • Experience with SAP/BPC or other multi-dimensional database tools is desired.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) with strong skillset in Excel (Excel modelling, pivot tables, creating spreadsheets)
  • Experience with PowerBI is an asset
  • Solid work ethic with a high level of energy who can take a “roll-up-the-sleeves” approach.
  • Solid interpersonal, organizational and financial skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with upper level management.
  • Proactive, thrives in a fast-paced environment, ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment.
  • Background and experience in P&L management, along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts.
  • Proven ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with cross-functional partners and effectively manage those relationships.
  • Experience effectively working across multiple departments to complete a project or resolve an organizational challenge.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, including leveraging analytics, benchmarking, and insights to generate meaningful strategies and solutions.

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Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or any other protected factor. ConAgra Foods is committed to working with and providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail Canada.Recruitment@conagrafoods.com. We will make a determination on your request for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

A titre d'employeur souscrivant au principe de l'égalité d'accès a l'emploi, Conagra Brand considère les candidats qui sont qualifiés pour les offres d'emplois sans égard a la race, la couleur, les croyances religieuses, l'origine, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité de genre, la langue parlée, l'âge, le handicap ou tout autre facteur discriminatoire. Conagra Brands s'engage a travailler et offrir des accommodements aux individus ayant des handicaps. Si vous avez besoin d'assistance ou si vous avez des besoins spécifiques pour votre emploi, vous pouvez transmettre votre demande par courriel a Canada.Recruitment@conagrafoods.com. Nous prendrons en considération votre demande d'accommodement au cas-par-cas.

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