This FP&A role requires a person to provide financial support to our U.S. team centered heavily on full P&L management, financial modeling for the Marketing and Sales team, and implementing and communicating innovative profitability analysis and margin reporting.

There are no direct reports for this position; however, this position will possibly be responsible for managing summer interns as an opportunity to gain management experience; as well as, this position is expected to serve as a leadership role model for the team.

Senior Financial Analyst

Area of Employment

Chicago, USA

Area of employment

Finance

From

from now

Your main responsibilities
  • Budgeting

  • Direct cross-functional teams in creating revenue and expense targets

  • Analyze and report variances

  • Customize financial information so that it is tailored to different audience groups: senior management team,  central controlling in Germany (English used), and cross-functional teams

  • Learn and utilize financial reporting systems (SAP, Business Intelligence)

  • Forecasting

  • Support quarterly and annual forecast of full U.S. P&L, including Revenue, Trade, and Fixed/SG&A, with emphasis on Supply Chain and Marketing expenses

  • Prepare monthly reporting package of Central American business unit and executive summary for senior management team

  • Present year-to-date financial updates versus Plan and Prior Year to senior team

  • Own and drive the cross-functional quarterly forecast process to estimate full year outlook of Supply Chain and Marketing budgets, which requires longer hours during those time periods (Mar – Apr and Aug – Sep)

  • Develop financial models and process improvements, incorporating KPIs

  • Continuously update and maintain financial risks and opportunities

  • Comfortable, or interest to learn, how to forecast $USD/€EUR fluctuations impact on the P&L

  • Perform ad-hoc analyses to support the U.S. operations

  • Cross-Functional Support

  • Professionally support cross-functional teams, which includes Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Central Controlling in Germany, and requires the ability to understand the financial component of those departments to explain variances and KPIs

  • Provide profitability analyses and perspective on brand and customer-focused initiatives

  • Comfortable constructively challenging teams so that the financial perspective is elevated

  • Build value-added financial tools and models for self and others to facilitate in decision-making

  • Proactively identify margin and controller process improvement opportunities

  • Lead and own cross-functional projects with a little to no assistance

Your qualifications
  • Soft skills requirements:

  • A person who proactively supports other finance team members by taking on their work during slower periods for the SFA

  • A person who is naturally curious to learn about the sales, marketing, and supply chain world in great detail in an effort to better support them cross-functionally

  • A person capable of formulating a fact based financial opinion and is comfortable influencing that perspective among authoritative figures

  • A person who views cross-functional teams as finance’s customers

  • Strong in Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Ability to work with large sets of data

  • Ability to summarize data and develop concise reports

  • Experience with financial modeling in Excel preferred

  • Strong presence with the ability to interact with Senior Leadership

  • Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field required (CPA or MBA a plus)

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in general accounting, financial planning or financial analysis

  • CPG/FMCG experience a plus

  • Prior forecasting and reporting experience a plus

  • Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill Storck Company Values (Passion, Belonging, Growth)

  • Other duties as assigned

What we offer

Normal working conditions for an office environment.

 

Travel: < 5%, including International travel

 

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