Nestle Brand Financial Analyst (Baking/Global Foods) in Arlington, Virginia

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We are writing a new chapter in our journey; Nestl USA is opening its new U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, directly across from Washington, D.C. As a part of this extraordinary moment, you have the opportunity to help build the Nestl USA of today, and tomorrow.

Our new home in the D.C. area offers close proximity to world-class restaurants, shopping, and museums. You are steps away from the world s largest museum, the Smithsonian, and renowned national landmarks such as the Washington Monument.

Nestl USA is transforming what we do, how we do it, and where we work. Now is the time to define your future, and ours, too. Find your fulfilling personal and professional life, matched with our competitive benefits, focus on innovation and limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career.

Discover the ways that Nestl USA values and supports our employees and community. Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestl tradition. As the world s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it s about enriching you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of this position will be a co-pilot for the Global Foods Division (GFD). The GFD is a fast-paced, fast-growing business unit that is looking for someone to match the enthusiasm of a rapidly changing environment. The co-pilot will be an integral team member to define the future direction of a dynamic portfolio. Incumbent must be willing to be an active participant in team decisions and evaluations of the business, demonstrating strong teamwork and leadership skills.

Some domestic and international travel may be involved with this position.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Finance Business Partner:

Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis of business results, drivers, risk and opportunities.

Work closely with our business partners to define a profitable commercialization strategy for the business by making pricing, trade and marketing recommendations supported by financial analysis.

Support management team in cost reduction needs by developing an efficient partnership with our producing divisions in order to implement cost improvement initiatives.

Planning and Forecast:

Lead the planning process (Monthly Forecast, Annual Budget, 3-Year Strategic Plan, etc) for the GFD, ensuring forecasts reflect current business strategies and objectives.

Report to GFD management team risks and opportunities to the divisional financial position, analytically reviewing cost structures and commodity positions.

Ad Hoc Analysis and Reporting:

Work on projects that generate value for the division analyzing key processes, identifying business improvements and improve project margins.

Qualifications

BASIC/ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

BA/BS with major or minor in Accounting or Finance, or BA/BS degree with coursework up to and including intermediate accounting. MBA preferred.

Minimum of 3 years of experience in Accounting/Finance

Must be willing to travel 10%

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

CPA, CMA, CFM, CBF preferred

Food industry experience

Willingness to relocate for career advancement

STRONGLY PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Hands-on knowledge of financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, cash flow and footnotes thereto

Working knowledge of financial concepts & principles including cash flow, NPV, IRR, ROI, Economic Profit, etc.

Nestl Accounting Standards (NAS) - for internal candidates

Knowledge of the principles of cost accounting and activity-based costing

Proven ability to perform balance sheet & profit/loss account reconciliations & analysis

Demonstrated ability to comply with policies & procedures

Ability to perform analyses of variance between actual costs and budgeted/planned costs

Basic financial modeling skills

Computer skills: MS Windows, including intermediate Excel and Word, and basic PowerPoint and Access

PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Computer skills: SAP (or the equivalent) experience

PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

Build relationships at various levels and influence decisions

Solve problems, synthesize information from disparate sources to deliver comprehensive and actionable analysis.

Resolve conflicts / discrepancies positively and professionally

Commit to the first-time quality and accuracy in all work

Manage/organize time, information and resources effectively in order to meet deadlines and respond to requests on a timely basis; multi-task

Solve problems independently when appropriate

Clearly and effectively communicate with others in written and verbal form

Be service oriented, attentive to detail and committed to achieve customer / company goals

Work effectively within a team environment

Negotiation skills

Apply good judgment and professional integrity in decision-making

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The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Finance, Nestle USA