Management Reporting & Analysis Senior Analyst


The Accounting & Reporting Sr. Analyst role will be part of the newly formed NA Accounting and Finance team which provides accounting and finance expertise for our businesses within the Food Ingredients & Bio-Industrials (FIBI) enterprise. The Accounting & Reporting Sr. Analyst role is a challenging opportunity to learn the complexities of the diverse businesses within FIBI NA utilizing strong accounting, business acumen, and problem solving/analysis skills.

This person will serve a critical business partnering role and will be responsible to deliver deep understanding of business performance and key management reporting - partnering with FP&A and commercial leaders to enhance decision making within FIBI North America.

Analysis and Reporting- 35%

  • Creates, reviews and delivers timely, accurate and consistent management reports/packages. Interprets results and develops key financial measures to support. Management reports may include: period end results and commentary, budgets, forecasts and supporting commentary, customer and product profitability reports, and other adhoc management reporting.
  • Applies a broad level of understanding to conduct deep and complex financial analyses. This analyses will include month end results, balance sheet and income statement trend analysis, annual budgets, 36 month forecasts, and customer and product profitability analysis. Included in this analysis will be supporting documentation and commentary on variances and identification and communication of risks and recommendations on areas of opportunity.

Accounting Processes and Procedures- 25%

  • With limited oversight, performs and/or reviews month end processes.
  • Develops and implements accounting policies and procedures.
  • Creates and monitors controls, ensuring that our accounting/operational processes are in compliance with GAAP, Cargill s policies and procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Identifies areas of standardization and improvement.

Business Partnership- 20%

  • Collaborates with peers across CBS, A&F, FP&A and other COEs across businesses and regions, to assure accurate and consistent information and drive process simplification, standardization and optimization of management reporting processes.
  • Partners with FP&A, Business and Functional leaders to provide the financial guidance and insight needed to achieve the finance strategy and strategic goals of the business.

People, Talent and Resource Management- 10%

  • Provides coaching, training, and mentoring to others on technical topics, as well as Cargill leadership expectations.
  • May participate in selection of accounting team members and provide input on future workforce planning needs.

Other misc projects as needed- 10%



Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with many functional groups and levels both written and orally.
  • Technical aptitude-ability to utilize technology (e. g. excel, power BI, ERP systems) to drive efficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to internal controls
  • Business Acumen
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to clearly explain technical topics in a simple manner
  • GAAP knowledge
  • Previous experience with budgeting
  • Experience in analyzing financial statements (balance sheet and income statement)
  • Continuous Improvement Focus
Preferred Skills
  • SAP, COPA experience a plus
  • CMMP, JDE experience a plus
  • Previous IBP experience
  • Experience in analyzing profitability at various levels (customer, product)

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