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Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A

Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60654

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role: 

 

Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.

 

The Sr. Analyst of FP&A is responsible for the internal financial reporting packages for the America’s region of Barry Callebaut, which include variance analysis and explanations.  This position will liaison heavily with each Business Unit and Functional team across the Americas and Group accounting teams.  This position is responsible for managing the Company’s financial planning activities, including long range plans, annual budgets and monthly forecasts with the expectation of providing insight and operational support to achieve near term revenue and earnings objectives.

 

Key responsibilities include: 


●    Prepare internal reporting packages, which includes P&L & variance explanations, functional KPI trends, working capital, customer margin/volume reporting and ROIC analysis
●    Partner with Business Unit teams in order to promote best practices and influence positive change
●    Support Business Partners on initiatives, projects, and strategies
●    Coordinate budgeting & forecasting process, communicate timelines and ensure deadlines are met
●    Cascade budgets / forecasts and strategic targets onto business units / profit centers
●    Monitor actual and budget / forecast allocations
●    Ensure regional financial results are reporting timely & accurate by actively contributing to monthly closing activities with proper analysis and variance explanation
●    Engage in monthly forecasting process, reflecting actual results and trends into expected financial results, communicates expectations and influences organizational performance to exceed forecasted expectations
●    Provide overall FP&A support, influence decision making, proactively identify findings, and present insights in a simple and concise way to senior management
●    Lead the stress test, budget, forecasting, and strategic planning cycles
●    Perform ad-hoc projects as needed

 

About you:

 

●    Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
●    CPA or Master’s Degree preferred
●    3+ years finance experience
●    Progressive career growth
●    Proficiency in SAP, Business Warehouse, Excel, and PowerPoint
●    Analytical, hands-on, solution-oriented and performance driven to achieve targets


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:


●    Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
●    12 paid holidays, plus your birthday off
●    Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility 
●    An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
●    Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
●    Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products.  
 

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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