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Financial Analyst

Company: Ventura Foods LLC
Location: Ontario
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Location:Ontario

Exemption:Exempt

OUR COMPANY:

Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers tables. We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much youre willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible performing robust financial anlaysis to enhance the decision making process at manufacturing site(s) assigned. The role is designed to improve the availability of information, both financial and operational, at all levels of the plant (Plant Manager -> Line Supervisor).  Enabling our Finance and Operations business partners to drive actionable change to improve overall business performance. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Forecasting & Budgeting:

  • Coordinate the annual operating plan (budget) and ensures the flow of information and maintence of the budget templates to deliver a budget within our Opeartions Finance Philosophy.
  • Responsible for the updating of the forecast on a routine basis.  Adjusting for changes in production / distribution volumes and working with their counterparts to forecast spending varianaces compared to the annual operating plan.
  • Update and maintain our capital spending forecast.

Financial Analysis, Capital and Fuel for Growth:

  • Review business changes and prepare the financial analysis associated with the changes and make recommendations based on cost, level of effort, and benefits.
  • Update and maintain the cost savings actuals / estimates associated with our fuel for growth initiatives.
  • Work with key business partners to prepare the capital models that are submitted through our RFE (request for expenditures) process. Ensuring all benefits are documented and verified.
  • Perform Adhoc analysis as requested as well as benchmarking studies by platform / line.
  • Support Sales and Operations partners with product cost analysis based on changes ot the business environment / volumes.

Process Improvement:

  • Identify and implement process efficiencies to improve our reporting and business perfomrance.
  • Partner with Information Systems to improve current financial systems
  • Develop Financial Models that will streamline analysis and reporting
     

Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required
  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, modeling & reporting required
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel & PowerPoint required
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills are required
  • CPA or MBA a plus
  • Experience with JDE, AS400, BI a plus
     

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must be detail oriented, organized and highly analytical
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and problem solve
  • Understanding of manufacturing variances

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Ventura Foods LLC, Ontario , Financial Analyst, Other , Ontario, California

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