Nestle Brand Financial Analyst (Beverage) in Arlington, Virginia

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POSITION SUMMARY:

This role is financial analyst co-pilot, reporting to Coffee-Mate Finance Manager, and will be responsible for the supporting both the Coffee-mate Liquid and Pods businesses within Beverage Division.

The Finance co-pilot analyst role is responsible to work and support the brand as a strategic business partner to the CM commercial team including brand marketing teams, CSD team, and other key business functions and be responsible for lead for short term and long term planning processes.

The individual must be able to effectively interact, collaborate and communicate across multiple functions in the organization, cooperating and building consensus to drive results for CM brand.

This co pilot analyst will play a co-leadership role by providing the commercial team with accurate and timely financial information and analysis, making and implementing sound recommendations to profitably grow the business, as well as improving operating costs for the brand.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage/Facilitate/Participate in Key processes for CM. (MBP, MBS, ICP, OP, SKU Rationalization and NPDI

Financial Analysis & Decision Support: Co-Lead multi-functional teams by working closely with division marketing, supply chain, sales and operational teams to improve business performance across all P&L line items. Co-Lead and champion actions and projects that improve operating costs or grow sustainable business profitably.

Responsible to create and analyze new Products P&L and make recommendations for Marketing and Sales team (NPDI)

Perform ad hoc analysis and work on special projects as requested by management.

Support the initiatives of NUSA through active participation in cross-organizational (and/or cross-functional) teams.

Qualifications

Qualifications

BA/BS with major in Accounting or Finance

Minimum of 3 years experience in Accounting/Finance

Proficiency in use of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) and working knowledge of Essbase, SAP and B/W

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Willingness to relocate for career advancement

CPA, CMA, CFM, CCE, MBA

Food industry experience

STRONGLY PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Hands-on knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP) or International Accounting Standards (IAS) assumptions, principles and constraints (i.e. economic equity, going concern, monetary unit, periodic reporting, historical cost, revenue recognition matching, full disclosure, cost-benefit relationship, materiality, and conservatism)

Hands-on knowledge of financial statements, including P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow

Demonstrated ability to design financial & non-financial measurements and key performance indicators (KPI s) to drive improved business performance

Ideal candidate is results focused, a self-starter with strong initiative, naturally inquisitive, able to think independently and has a desire to make a difference

Working knowledge of budget preparation and forecasting for cost centers / balance sheet accounts

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

Ability to understand and communicate the drivers of product profit & loss

Complex financial modeling skills

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

Nestl Accounting Standards (NAS) - for internal candidates

Computer skills: MS Windows including intermediate Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; basic Access, and working knowledge of Hyperion Essbase, SAP, B/W

PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Investment justification skills, Project management skills

PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

Effectively manage competing priorities by choosing those deliverables that will have the highest impact on the performance results

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

Network across functional and divisional silos

Influence business decisions with concrete financial support

Resolve conflicts / discrepancies positively and professionally

Work independently in solving business issues and taking initiative

Partner with the customer / other functional teams to drive business results and meet deliverables

Recommend possible strategic courses of action to capitalize on business opportunities

Identify risks and opportunities

Manage projects

Leverage best practices

Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, including presentation skills

Apply good judgment and professional integrity in decision-making

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

Category: Finance, Nestle USA