Full Job Description
Job Locations: US-NC-Warsaw Your Opportunity:
The Finance/Accounting team is seeking out driven, detail-oriented professionals to exercise GAAP principles while preserving the superior financial standing of our $15B company. These personnel examine data for accurate pricing in Customer Finance, reconcile/manage invoices as an Accounting Coordinator, or scrutinize the company’s state/federal income tax data in Corporate Tax.
This position plays an integral role in analyzing business results and tracking key financial targets. The position is also responsible for delivering valued information via budget and forecast models and management reporting. This team questions performance and identifies threats and opportunities, acting as the analytical engine of the Company to provide insights and support channel and product management in making optimal business decisions.
Provide daily leadership and direction to Senior Management on Forecasting for current week and next two weeks out. Responsible for quantifying movement in hog and primal markets and plant costing changes; and applying that to derived impact on forecasted cutout values going forward. This is a daily modeling process which has various dynamic and static inputs that must be interpreted and analyzed.
Provide daily leadership and direction to the business line managers and channel management as a valued Finance partner in establishing strategy and running daily operations.
Evaluate financial and business related data to provide valuable, accurate and timely information on sales performance.
Analyze key performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances.
Work closely with plant accounting personnel to ensure correct cost data is used for all modeling.
Support the Company’s financial reporting and analytical data requests, including weekly and monthly financial reporting as well as ad-hoc reporting and analysis.
Utilize various business and market intelligence tools to develop models and reports to monitor daily sales and production against targets, update cost trend reports and analyze results to ensure they are in line with the business forecast.
Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial forecasts.
Improve and streamline the Organization’s planning process, taking pride in the quality of information provided.
Design reports that present both actual and budget data in a concise manner for use by management in decision making.
Perform special requests and participate with projects/presentations, as needed.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Accounting or Finance and 3+ years’ experience in reporting, consolidation and financial analysis; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
MBA or CPA, preferred.
Prior accounting/GAAP knowledge.
Experience in CPG industry is a plus.
Prior costing and Financial Modeling experience, preferred.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel & PowerPoint), BW, Analysis for Office, Power BI
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects as well as strong follow through skills.
Ability to complete projects timely and accurately critical.
Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Careers and Benefits:
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About Smithfield Foods:
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” and have made us one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan’s Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.