Financial Analyst Costs, EMEA


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9280

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

The Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst performs reporting activities and in-depth financial analyses within the assigned scope in order to provide quantitative, analytical information to Finance Business Partnering (Operations and Supply Chain) as well as to the Regional Management for strategic and tactical decision-making. Forming part of Finance’s main analytical hub and having the requisite business acumen, this job drives financial insight (into operations) and proactively develops up to date intelligence. The Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst aims to ensure efficient, harmonized, and high-quality reporting / analysis in accordance with Financial Planning & Analysis guidelines, principles, as well as standards.


Key responsibilities include

  • You act as the analytical engine of the Finance organization, performing analyses and providing relevant financial information, expertise, as well as insight to Finance Business Partnering and management.
  • You provide meaningful, consistent, and comparable analytics as well as reports by driving and maintaining financial reporting guidelines and standards. You build analytics to deepen understanding for decision-making processes and steering the business.
  • You act as a service provider to budget holders and RLT members with a sound understanding of business performance drivers.
  • You support on the pre/post calc analysis of the operational costs.
  • You support on ad hoc financial analyses and prepare business case inputs.
  • You lead planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities as well as deploy world-class financial processes across the business.
  • You consult with various Finance and IM / IT committees to anticipate as well as address potential reporting issues.
  • You focus on sharing best practices / knowledge and continuous improvement of analytics as well as efficient reporting.
  • You focus on driving further simplification, rationalization and efficiency.


About you

  • Experience in a multinational company, preferably in B2B / food industries
  • You have a strong business focus/interest, the ability to translate analysis results into tangible actions
  • You obtained a Bachelor’s / Master’s in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar
  • Your knowledge of  English is up to business proficiency (written and spoken)
  • Advanced technical proficiency (e.g., SAP – ERP systems, Excel)
  • Not mandatory but considered as a plus: knowledge in SAC (SAP Cloud Analytics) or similar BI tools

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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