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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: Tillamook Creamery
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is
Dairy Done Right.
As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We re taking a stand for real food because everyone deserves better.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce. At Tillamook, we believe that inclusion and diversity are central to our cultural strategy. In order to achieve our growth ambition and compete and win in the marketplace, we believe we make better decisions and build stronger teams when we bring diverse perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures into our work and to fuel our innovation and growth. To us this means creating a climate of inclusion where all employees feel valued and a sense of belonging. We believe this will make us a better consumer brand and employer.
Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.
What you will do:
The Senior Financial Analyst is a member of the Finance Team and a key business partner to Brand and Category Growth team, which is comprised of Category Management, Product Development, Marketing, Consumer Insights, and Retail Sales. This role is positioned to be the finance leader for a specific Category (or Categories) to ensure margin expansion and strengthening of the balance sheet & cash flow.
The Senior Financial Analyst ( SFA ) is a member of the Tillamook Finance Team. The SFA is a Finance Business Partner for the Category Growth team responsible for brand positioning, product innovation and lifecycle management, and long-term category growth and development. The SFA will operate in a fast-paced, nimble, and growth-oriented business environment and will oversee Commercial Finance activities associated with Tillamook s branded product. Working with the Category Finance Manager, the SFA will be called upon to assess tactical opportunities and support key business decisions by leveraging models that provide insight and drive action. This role will also need to partner closely with the Sales Finance, Operations Finance and GL Accounting teams to ensure we are providing end-to-end support for the financial performance of categories.
Analytical opportunities that directly impact business outcome include but are not limited to: Product Profitability Analysis, Efficient and Effective Promotion Analysis, New Product Analysis and Projection, Operating Expense budget planning, and Performance vs. Budget Assessment. The SFA will also play a critical role in developing annual budgeting and ongoing forecast in collaboration with the Category Growth team and the rest of the Finance Team. Solid understanding and experience of financial modeling, forecasting and planning, and GAAP are required.
In addition to the business partnering responsibilities above, the Senior Financial Analyst may work closely with our Category Finance Manager for Cheese and the Corporate Finance team to enhance Tillamook s Corporate Performance Management (CPM), which is Adaptive Insights.
Here s a day in the life:
Evaluate current financial performance in several key areas, particularly around an assigned branded category or categories
Review Gross Margins versus budgets and forecasts and provide analysis of variances and provide overarching story of drivers and implications
Work closely with Category Finance Manager in preparing monthly forecasts and annual budget presentations
Understands analysis for manufacturing quantity and cost variances versus budget and forecasts, in partnership with Cost Accounting
Work closely with the Category Growth team to monitor product profitability (mix, volume, pricing, and promotional spend) including comparison vs. PY performance and budget and recommend changes to improve the long-term economics of the product categories
Assist with Implementing new tools to assess Efficiency/Effectiveness, ROI and impact on Sources/Uses
Support financial modelling to support Growth Plan initiatives including new product categories, licensing, new channel development and TCCA s own retail businesses
Leverage our business case model to inform ROI/NPV/payback on key initiatives (NPD, product portfolio changes)
Leverage Power BI in the analysis, design and implementation of metrics and reporting with guidance from Commercial Finance guidance
Take on ad-hoc analytical projects upon request
Demonstrate analytical skills and an ability to interpret complex data in meaningful and relevant ways to accurately identify variances
Advanced Excel and PowerPoint capabilities are required; ERP database skills a plus (MS Dynamics 365 preferred)
Demonstrate knowledge of internal controls, cost accounting methods, and cost modeling tools and methods is required
Demonstrate strong communications skills and able to interpret, analyze, and explain financial information especially to non-finance partners
A dedicated team player who is able to work across multiple functions and disciplines and lead by example
Work under pressure, meet deadlines, produce accurate reports and be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously
Possess excellent organizational skills and able to prioritize and negotiate deadlines
Demonstrate excellent time-management skills with the ability to work independently with little supervision
May also: collaborate with supply chain and operations to evaluate cost associated with branded products in order to drive increased profitability; have a strong understanding of cost accounting practices (especially milk pricing and bill of materials) and product costing I order to effectively support product profitability; have a strong knowledge of GAAP, relevant government regulations, and current accounting policies and procedures
Key managerial responsibilities:
Selecting top talent and onboarding/training new employees
Following, and ensuring that all employees follow, all personnel rules, policies and/or collective bargaining agreements
Holding employees accountable for performing their daily duties and demonstrating appropriate workplace behaviors
Providing continuous feedback, coaching, and timely effective discipline when necessary
Evaluating, monitoring, and providing regular feedback on employees
performance
Tracking employees
attendance and verifying accuracy of daily timekeeping records
Holding effective, regular, team meetings
Demonstrating financial responsibility by protecting the employers
financial interests
Serving as role model by demonstrating professionalism, honesty, integrity, ethical behavior and living our company values
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting or Business Administration is required; MBA degree preferred
7+ years of experience in accounting or finance, including budgeting/forecasting and financial analysis application is required
High level ERP and system experience is required
People leadership experience is preferred
Experience in automating and improving processes to gain efficiency, improve accuracy and produce high quality work is required
Trade performance management system experience is preferred
Consumer Packaged Good experience is preferred. Experience with a Cooperative is desirable
Should have some knowledge of GAAP and fully understand accounting theory
CMA is preferred
Valid Oregon driver s license with a satisfactory driving record

Keywords: Tillamook Creamery, Portland , Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Portland, Oregon

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