Pinnacle Foods

Sr. Financial Analyst

US-NJ-Parsippany
Job ID
2017-5512
Category
Finance

Overview

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

 

The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop Annual Plan P&L by working with Cross-Function partners for key assumptions. Perform analysis of drivers of variances vs. Base Year and Prior Year versions and support presentation needs including P&L and cause of change. Ensure Annual Plan is built into Planning System including appropriate monthly pacing and product mix.
  • Execute Monthly Close and Forecast Process including analysis of variations vs. PY and forecast, reporting, Monthly Close/Forecast Package, Planning System updates, and management of the Marketing budgets for the Monthly Close, Forecasts, and trackers.
  • Partner with Cross-Functional team as part of the S&OP Process to help gain alignment and understanding of volume forecast changes, and translate into Monthly Forecast updates.
  • Own development of Innovation and Renovation P&Ls by working closely with Brand, Supply Chain Finance, and Logistics Finance, including Plant resources, helping to drive towards the required Margin targets and ensuring cannibalization against existing products is accounted for.
  • Facilitate Aged Inventory tracking and reviews to ensure minimal P&L impacts and forecasting for expected impacts as issues surface.
  • Perform Ad-Hoc analysis, and Board of Directors and Monthly KPI reporting as needed.
  • Test enhancements to the Planning System on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 4+ years of progressing, relevant, Financial work experience
  • Strong financial acumen and understanding of accounting/finance principles
  • Strong analytical, leadership, inter-personal, and communication skills, with the ability to transform data into insights
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, both independently and with a cross-functional team
  • Adept multi-tasker who can prioritize and manage multiple requirements with tight timelines
  • Strong technical skills with variety of systems, especially Excel and MS Office

  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Business, MBA preferred

 

TRAVEL:

  • Up to 15%

 

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.



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