Finance Analyst | Commercial and Pricing | Elgin, IL

Elgin, Illinois Permanent USD115,000 - USD120,000 per year
  • Opportunity to put your stamp on this role and make decisions with direct impact
  • Remote working opportunity (2 days work from home)

About Our Client

I'm partnered with a high growth, multi-billion dollar manufacturer of consumer goods as they are looking to identify a Senior Financial Analyst to join their growing team! Located near Elgin, IL, they are a leading producer of food and industrial ingredients with a long track record of success and a very strong reputation in the market. As a Senior Financial Analyst, this individual will partner with the FP&A, Sales, Marketing, and Commercial teams to provide insightful decision making support/analysis and deliver commercial reporting, planning, and forecasting processes and tools.

Job Description

  • Conduct in-depth financial analysis to evaluate the performance of product lines, regions, and channels. Utilize financial models and tools to assess sales trends, pricing strategies, and profitability metrics.
  • Assist in the development of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts. Work closely with business partners to understand drivers of variance and provide insights to improve accuracy and decision-making.
  • Analyze sales data to track performance against targets, identify areas of opportunity, and recommend strategies to enhance revenue growth and market share.
  • Develop, analyze, and interpret financial information and key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Prepare financial forecasts, budgets, and variance analysis to support decision-making.
  • Generate and present regular financial reports to management, highlighting key trends, variances, and areas of opportunity or concern.
  • Monitor industry trends, competitor activities, and consumer behavior to identify emerging opportunities and threats. Translate market insights into actionable recommendations for business strategy.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, and operations teams to align financial objectives with business strategies. Provide financial insights and support decision-making processes to drive business results.
  • Prepare regular financial reports and presentations for senior management, highlighting key performance metrics, trends, and insights. Communicate complex financial concepts in a clear and concise manner.
  • Conduct financial modeling and scenario analysis to support long-term planning and strategic initiatives.
  • Evaluate financial performance against key business metrics.
  • Identify and assess financial risks and opportunities. Develop strategies to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities.



MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Finance, FP&A, or Commercial Finance
  • MBA preferred
  • Manufacturing or Consumer Goods industry experience preferred
  • Strong proficiency in financial modeling and analysis
  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and financial statements
  • Advanced proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Effective communication and presentation skills

What's on Offer

  • Highly competitive compensation package
  • Annual bonus potential
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Join a highly acquisitive business unit within a multi-billion dollar company
  • Ample room to progress your career long-term
  • Mentorship from the VP of FP&A and Head of Commercial Finance
  • Awesome team and company culture
  • Remote working opportunity (2 days work from home)
Contact
Andrew Noll
Quote job ref
JN-042024-6398102

Job summary

Sector
Accounting
Sub Sector
Commercial & Analysis
Industry
Industrial / Manufacturing
Location
Elgin
Contract Type
Permanent
Consultant name
Andrew Noll
Job Reference
JN-042024-6398102