Pinnacle Foods

  • Financial Analyst

    Location US-IL-Centralia
    Job ID
  • 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.



    The Financial Analyst is responsible to supply financial support and reporting to plant operations. Responsible for providing timely and accurate information as well as thorough analysis to foster a proactive approach to managing the cost of production.



    • Production and Yield Reporting: Enters daily production into BPCS and closes shop orders. Generates weekly yield reports. Provides yield analysis as requested.
    • Purchasing and Accounts Payable: Administer plant purchase order system for supplies, services and capital. Work with plant personnel and Corporate Accounts Payable to resolve discrepancies between invoices and purchase orders. Ensures received not paid items, open invoice vouchers, and open purchase orders are current.
    • Payroll Processing. Processes/reviews payroll for both hourly (union & non-union) and salary workforces and submits it to corporate. Works with HR and supervisors/team leaders to ensure accuracy of data in timekeeping and payroll systems. Ensures temporary employee agency billings are correct.
    • Labor Reporting. Prepares the daily flash labor report to give operations a barometer on direct labor. Prepares weekly labor reports and help analyze labor misses and opportunities for improvement.
    • Fixed Asset Management. Interfaces with the Engineering Manager to report capital spending, and to provide corporate accounting with the asset additions and disposals. Maintains the capital in process account and Disposal Logs.
    • Inventory: Monitors cycle count process, processes transactions timely, and assists with reporting.
    • Monthly Close. Assist the Plant Controller and Senior Analyst in the monthly close process as instructed. Areas for assistance includes, but is not limited to journal entries and accruals, reconciliations and reporting.
    • Performs other accounting and office duties as needed.




    • Minimum of 2 years accounting experience including product costing and inventory controls.
    • Manufacturing plant accounting experience preferred.
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
    • Possesses good judgement and an ability to analyze data and information in order to make effective and timely decisions.
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels and functions of the organization.
    • Knowledge of proper accounting controls.
    • Familiarity with financial management and query/reporting systems, such as BPCS, EAM, and Essbase as well as Payroll/Timekeeping systems such as PeopleSoft and Kronos.
    • Ability to seek innovative approaches to resolving problems.
    • Solid problem solving, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
    • Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
    • Self-motivated with a high sense of urgency and attention to deadlines.
    • Focus on continuous improvement of job to enhance accuracy and speed.
    • Ability to adapt well to change and accept new projects, assignments, etc., as needed. 
    • Displays a commitment to results and accepts accountability for own performance.


    • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or finance.
    • MBA and/or CPA is a plus.


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