FP&A Senior Analyst (Financial Planning & Analysis)


The Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (Corp FP&A) group at Cargill has an analyst opportunity focused on Corp FP&A priorities, providing analysis and insight for Cargill s Executive Leadership. As a senior analyst within the collaborative Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis group (Corp FP&A), you will strengthen analytical and communication skills while having the opportunity to demonstrate creativity. This role is involved in a wide range of FP&A activities, including planning/forecasting, metrics analysis, and capital spending. This work culminates in analyses and publications for senior management, the board of directors and external audiences. All of these responsibilities continue to develop a broad perspective of Cargill and enhance financial skills.

50% Perform various financial analysis projects, leveraging technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency:

  • Develop insightful presentations, bringing new ideas and perspectives to facilitate decision-making.
  • Calculate and report business unit performance metrics, research questions, coordinate with business and functions.
  • Partner with businesses and functions in preparation of analyses.
  • Support corporate-level financial decision making on topics such as capital structure, balance sheet management, margin and profit targets.
  • Analyzing the competitive landscape, market dynamics and industry trends both domestically and internationally.
  • Assess incoming capital projects for complete and thorough evaluation as well as a review for delivery on promise.

30% Participate in Planning and Forecasting Corporate activities, driving improvements in efficiency and depth:

  • Review and analyze planning/forecasting for feasibility and understanding of key drivers.
  • Partner with the functions to align Corporate expectations with business needs and processes.
  • Provide reporting and analysis on forecasting/planning to Executive Team and board of directors.

20% Prepare special projects and analyses for executive management


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree or higher in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • 5+ years relevant professional finance experience
  • Experience in planning and forecasting with strong supporting financial theory
  • Working knowledge of balance sheet, income statement and Cash Flow statements and concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, across and up in the organization
  • Proven experience in identifying key metrics, developing reports and analytical views in business intelligence tools
  • Experience and understanding of a wide variety of analytical processes, tools, and approaches
  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to understand a problem, structure the necessary analysis and develop solutions
  • Highly motivated and self-directed, results driven, pro-active attitude
  • Collaborative team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to juggle conflicting priorities and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis
  • Experience with Anaplan, or other budgeting/modelling tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely proficient with Excel, PowerPoint and visualization tools (PowerBi or Tableau)

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