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Associate Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

If you are currently employed at Smithfield, please log into Workday and submit your application through the Jobs Hub. A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!Your OpportunityOur team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:Competitive PayAnnual Bonus Earning PotentialComprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and MoreEducation benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.The Finance/Accounting team is seeking out driven, detail-oriented professionals to exercise GAAP principles while preserving the superior financial standing of our $15B company. These personnel examine data for accurate pricing in Customer Finance, reconcile/manage invoices as an Accounting Coordinator, or scrutinize the company's state/federal income tax data in Corporate Tax.
The Associate Financial Planning Analyst plays an integral role in analyzing business results and tracking key financial targets. The position is also responsible for delivering valued information via budget and forecast models and management reporting. This team questions performance and identifies threats and opportunities, acting as the analytical engine of the Company to provide insights and support channel and product management in making optimal business decisions.
Core ResponsibilitiesProvide daily direction to the business line managers and channel management as a valued Finance partner in establishing strategy and running daily operations. Evaluate financial and business related data to provide valuable, accurate and timely information on sales performance. Analyze key performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances. Perform competitor and industry analysis. Review RFP's to ensure revenue rates and cost assumptions are valid and projected margins are within business goals.Support the Company's financial reporting and analytical data requests, including weekly and monthly financial reporting as well as ad-hoc reporting and analysis. Utilize a business intelligence tool and implement dashboard reporting to monitor daily sales against targets, update cost trend reports and analyze results to ensure they are in line with the business forecast.Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial forecasts. Improve and streamline the Organization's planning process, taking pride in the quality of information provided. Design reports that present both actual and budget data in a concise manner for use by management in decision making.Perform special requests and participate with projects/presentations, as needed. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Company will consider a currently enrolled college student with an anticipated graduation by end of current school year as qualified.
1+ years related experience with a consumer products company preferred .
Product costing experience is beneficial, although not required.Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel.Business Warehouse and PowerPoint experience preferred.Knowledge of financial and business principles.Strong leadership and decision-making skills.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Ability to think creatively.Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.Strong self-motivation and organization skills.High standards of accuracy.Displays professionalism and integrity.Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment. - Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.Salary RangeEEO/AA InformationSmithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.Salary Range$51,000.00 - $75,750.00

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Suffolk , Associate Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Smithfield, Virginia

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