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Senior Financial Analyst in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Oak Brook, IL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Finance Planning / Analysis

Job Posting Title:

Senior Financial Analyst

Job Description:

Job Summary

Assist Sweet & Salty Finance Manager and Brand Marketing Team by providing actionable business analytics and fact-based recommendations delivering against the stated objectives.

Position Responsibilities

  • Act as a co-pilot for the Business Unit Team through the following activities:
    • Comprehensive understanding of the various business drivers of the assigned brands
    • Understand and communicate key financial results, including business drivers, versus Plan and Prior Year
    • Prepare monthly Financial Forecast and provide specific, actionable and forward-looking commentary on changes
    • Lead/participate in monthly business reviews with Brand Marketing
    • Prepare annual Financial Plan
    • Work with Private Brands team to create comprehensive pro forma financials for customer bids, general pricing requests, new products, cost savings initiatives, capital investment projects and competitive analysis
    • Actively participate in monthly consensus meeting on volume, trade, and promotional spending
    • Constructively challenge and question various business decisions offering alternative recommendations
    • Provide technical and process expertise to Brand team
  • Participate and sometimes lead various finance-wide projects resulting in a well controlled operating system – projects will vary depending on business needs

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required – MBA/CPA preferred
  • Five plus years of experience in financial analysis and data management
  • Self-motivation in a fast pace environment
  • P&L background / experience along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts
  • Demonstrated experience in building and financially evaluating business cases
  • Requires strong verbal and written communication skills, and strong knowledge of general business concepts
  • Proven ability to partner with various business disciplines
  • Strong computer skills in Excel, Access, SAP, and BI expertise preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment
  • Business Partnering:  proven ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with internal customers, peers and effectively managing those relationships
  • Project Management: experience leading multiple stage projects from conception to completion
  • GAAP:  strong fundamental knowledge of, understanding of internal and external research methods for, and experience driving compliance of
  • Internal Controls:  experience identifying, improving and maintaining accounting and pricing controls
  • Systems and Tools:  proficiency leveraging ERP and financial systems data (from systems such as SAP) to enhance decision making processes, data analysis, report creation, process improvement and process documentation experience a plus
  • Cross-functional Dependencies:  experience effectively working across multiple departments to complete a project or resolve an organizational challenge
  • Forecasting:  experience accurately forecasting in a given area and understanding the key drivers of that area
  • Critical Thinking: leverage analytics, benchmarking, and insights to generate meaningful financial strategies and solutions

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.