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The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for all financial control and analysis while providing strategic direction and financial leadership to enhance their ability to make informed financial decisions. Acting as the financial expert, the individual will be responsible for managing and influencing sound business decisions including: strategy development, business plans, and financial forecasting. They work to align the team’s strategy and planning to the group’s objectives; developing and preparing forecasts, assessing risk and opportunities, proactively developing plans to minimize exposure. In addition, the Sr. Financial Analyst analyzes new areas to support, developing recommendations on support needs and implementing those strategies.
Essential Job Duties
Ensures reporting and controls in place to monitor and project team business results.
Prepares reports and analytics on a periodic (weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual) and ad hoc basis, and provides associated explanations for findings.
Leads monthly/quarterly financial Business Reviews and reporting package (with appropriate metrics), sharing results with the leadership team.
Provides management with financial advice and counsel on all pertinent business matters by supplying ongoing, timely, and meaningful financial analysis of actual performance, business plans, and other discrete projects.
Ensures understanding of consumption data and consumer insights to identify trends and suggests improvements.
Provides proactive thought leadership to develop new simplified processes to drive efficiency and effectiveness; develops new tools to enhance the finance team analytics.
Coordinates, reviews, and/or develops investment proposals and project financial evaluations related to brands, to ensure timely and profitable business decisions.
Facilitates processes and process improvements, to increase efficiency within assigned groups.
Supports the annual operating plan process, providing financial and business leadership.
Tracks and ensures delivery of operating plan commitment.
Advises Campbell’s Snacks leadership of any deviations from forecasts or any material risks.
Performs other duties as assigned
Provides support to Marketing management for the evaluation of new products, investment options and business decisions.
Prepares all the relevant financial information required through commercialization process (stage/gate)
Makes recommendations to brand owners and appropriate operations support to improve effectiveness of demand driving investments
Develops objectives and tracks progress of product launches and media campaigns to determine profitability and achievement of original objectives.
Identifies areas for brand improvement within the supply chain process, working with the Supply Chain and Commercialization teams and partnering with plant controllers to deliver improvement efforts.
Drives the management of volume/trade forecasting, & risk and opportunities.
Manage and control all issues relating to customer deductions, post audits inventory, and other balance sheet accounts.
Ensures policy compliance (Trade Manual & Sox) and adherence to financial controls.
Works with RGM on Analysis of ROI and Profitability of events.
Works with RGM, Customer Planning, and Sales strategy to assist Sales leaders with pricing and customer strategy decisions.
Works with Brand Finance to provide financial guidance and expertise on innovation prior to new items going to gate.
Joint business planning to help both the team and customer meet goals
Scope of Responsibility
The individual acts as a business partner and consultant on all matters financial. The functional leader relies on the individual’s expertise, knowledge of the financials, and back office relationships to understand the financials, budgets, pro-formas, and reporting. Somewhat independent; working under general instructions and expected to determine how to accomplish the work assignments. Ensures application of established corporate financial policies. This position has no direct reports, but may be responsible to review the work of others.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with experience building complex Excel-based models.
High degree of accuracy and integrity required with a strong attention to detail.
Strong communication and analytical skills; ability to communicate both financial and non-financial benefits of projects to Senior Leadership across multiple functions.
Ability to communicate difficult financial concepts and transactions to non-financial leadership.
Continuous improvement mindset.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong sense of ownership over assigned areas of responsibility, coupled with ability to work in a team environment on some projects.
Understanding of pro forma financial statement creation, and a well-developed knowledge of the business is required.
Ability to exercise discretion while managing confidential information.
Strong PC skills, specifically in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Advanced financial systems knowledge preferred (such as Cognos Finance, Oracle, Procube, Hyperion).
Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree; a minimum of 5 years related financial experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Minimal travel may be required.
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