Senior Decision Support Analyst
This position is responsible for the Management Information and Decision Support (MInDS) activities for Food Safety Quality & Regulatory (FSQR), Environment Health & Saftey (EHS), Plant Operations and Supply Chain Planning (SCP) across all regions which allows for deep and superior understanding of the function performance in an accurate and timely manner. Delivering financial analysis that enhances decision making and providing the view regarding performance and opportunities that exist for further investigation and/or improvements. Monitor key function optimization opportunities (e.g. effectiveness and efficiency) to then collaborate with key Finance and Function leaders who will seek improvements and close gaps.?This position provides analyzed information in a structured way, assessing historic & current function performance, highlighting areas of opportunity for improvement.? This position is tasked with leading management information and analysis which may include forecasting/commentary, Global Function Management allocations, project analysis and cost analysis ? as examples. This position requires strong financial, business partnering, business acumen, data management expertise, influencing and change management skills.Principal Accountabilities?60% Management Information and Decision SupportDemonstrate strong financial management skills to gather and manage financial data, evaluate and analyze financial statements. Keeps pace with changing relevant regulations, standards, and business/function factors that may impact financial performance. Utilize the most recent available data management technology to review existing reports to optimize, standardize, modernize and define the new reports which will measure business performance.Ensure timely and accurate management information and analysis of function financial performance (KPIs, Metrics) Partner effectively with Function Leaders for reporting and data needs, defining which performance indicators will be needed to explain/measure business performance and the frequency ? design and deliver the reports with the right level of analysisPartner with Supervisor to identify opportunities to leverage the use of shared services for execution?Ensure optimization and standardization of management information across the regions.Understand legacy systems and develop a strong management information system/process and dataEffectively identify and communicate financial risks and impacts, through analysis, and give visibility/solutions for the organizations leaders. Example of a financial risk include (but are not limited to) monitoring and migrating financial statement incurracies to the balance sheet and income statement.Ensure controls and compliance measures are in place for all reported financial informationPartner with Function Leaders, Corporate FP&A, and CBS Finance to prepare corporate budgeting, forecasts and monitoring, including control of expensesRespond to adhoc requests from Function Leaders, enterprise, and businessAccountable to perform P&L analysis and commentaries to reflect the function performance.40% Business Partnership:As the first point of contact for the assigned Functions, serve as an effective business partner which includes understanding the assigned function?s strategy and key priorities, indentifying and delivering value creation opportunities for those functions, and identifying areas for continuous improvement.Lead the identification of key trends and issues based on actual and forecasted data including reviewing monthly variance reports. Lead and promote the sharing of ideas, best practices and lessons learned.Identify analytics needs of Functions via a comprehensive understanding of their business and collaboration with its stakeholders.Provides thought leadership that identifies and implements process simplification, standardization and improvement.Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.Skills:
Required QualificationsBachelor?s degree in Finance or AccountingMinimum 5 years of accounting or finance experienceBroad/diverse commercial knowledge with understanding of how all areas come together and operate as a business/function.Proven accounting/finance leader with strong analytical skillsStrong decision making, critical thinking skills, couped with high business acumen and the ability to translate principles of finance theory into practical applicationDemonstrated change agilityExperience leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision makingDemonstrated commitment to Internal ControlsAbility to communicate, influence and build trust across multiple stakeholder groupsDemonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity.Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to manage multiple prioritiesOcassional business travel may be neededEnglish proficiencyPreferred QualificationsProfessional accounting designationActivity based costing experienceUnderstanding and experience working with general ledger systems (i.e. JDE and SAP)?Experience with multiple Functions/businesses and/or international business experienceCareer DevelopmentThis role with play a key role impacting the work of Functions Finance.? Will be a role in a newly formed Function Finance team that will provide thought leadership and consolidated thought leadership of Functions Finance work and process.