General Summary:

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 cross functional groups, and implementing and communicating innovative profitability analysis and margin reporting.

Financial Analyst

Area of Employment

Chicago, USA

Area of employment

Finance

From

from now

Vacancy
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

  • Reporting Gross Sales vs Forecasts and communicating drivers to the entire organization

  • Contribute to the preparation of the 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

  • Participate and drive discussion in the cross-functional quarterly forecast process to estimate full year outlook of Revenue

  • Develop financial models and process improvements, incorporating KPIs

  • Continuously update and maintain financial risks and opportunities

  • 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

  • Broker Commissions Maintenance

  • 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 FA

  • 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 two 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