Corporate FPA Lead

Position Purpose
The Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (Corp FP&A) group at Cargill has a lead opportunity focused on Corp FP&A priorities, providing support and insight for Cargill's Executive Leadership. This lead position will be responsible for FP&A for corporate activities, including a comprehensive analysis of functions and other corporate drivers. Additionally this role will provide leadership for consolidated expense analysis and driving insights into action. This work culminates in leading analyses and publications for senior management and the board of directors, communicating opportunities and driving action. All of these responsibilities continue to develop a broad perspective of Cargill and enhance financial skills.
Principal Accountabilities
Provide expertise and leadership for analysis and insights of corporate and functions p&l.
Coordinate across functions and other corporate activities to present a cohesive analysis of expenses, developing one story for the Executive team and Board of Directors.
Leverage BI and data visualization to generate understanding and insight across the company.
Recommend and drive actions across the company basis insights identified.
Partner with the businesses to align corporate expectations with business analysis and insight, working together to drive change.
Lead planning and forecasting of corporate and functional expenses.
Leverage technology to plan and forecast corporate expenses, ensuring alignment with executives, functions and business needs.
Ensure clear and concise drivers, budgets and allocations.
Work across functions to drive consistency in methodologies, shaping a holistic analysis for function and corporate expenses across the organization.
Coordinate across Corporate Accounting & Finance, Functions, businesses and executives for clear understanding and consistency.
Drive analysis and insight of consolidated expenses (SG&A, Cost Of Goods Sold).
Lead corporate-level financial analysis, insight and decision making on consolidated expenses.
Develop metrics and targets to assess performance and progress
Partner with businesses and functions to ensure analyses are meaningful and insightful.
Bring the "outside in" for benchmarking and new perspectives on expense analysis and management.
Support Executive Team regarding internal and board of directors communications.
Lead other special projects and analyses for executive management and Board of Directors.
Bachelor's degree or higher in Business, Finance or Accounting
8 years experience relevant professional finance experience
High business acumen with extensive financial knowledge
Experience in leading planning and forecasting processes with strong supporting financial theory
Ability to analyze and solve complex problems, presenting conclusions in insightful ways.
Excellent communication skills, ensuring complex ideas are communicated clearly and concisely. Effective across and up the organization.
Leadership and strong influencing skills
Set direction in vague and ambiguous situations
Proven experience in identifying key metrics, developing reports and analytical views in business intelligence tools
Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills with attention to detail
Collaborative team player with good interpersonal skills
Advanced degree (MBA)
Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis
Experience with Anaplan, or other budgeting/modelling tools
Extremely proficient with Excel, PowerPoint and visualization tools (PowerBi or Tableau)

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