Financial Analyst
Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Retail


Job Info


Job Location: Chicago

This role is based out of our 110th Street Manufacturing plant in Chicago, IL. 0% travel.

Want to make an impact?

The Financial Analyst-Plant Finance, is responsible for providing critical operational and financial support to Ferrara's 110th Street plant as well as to the broader Supply Chain organization. This highly visible role is responsible for supporting day-to-day business, partnering with the Operations Team, as well as driving best-in-class improvements in process and analytical capabilities. The Financial Analyst will also support objectives for network-wide control and analysis. This position will also require the ideal candidate to step in to cover for the Controller as business needs dictate.

Ways you will make a difference

  • Prepare, review, and distribute financial and operating reports weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually
  • Develop and monitor new performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances
  • Identify shortfalls and cost savings opportunities by monitoring expenses against the budget and analyzing fluctuations
  • Track variances between standard costs and actual costs
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic network initiatives
  • Support the department heads with in-depth analysis
  • Assist in preparing annual financial information provided to external auditors
  • Provide technical expertise and best-in-class process improvements
  • Ensure internal controls are followed and cycle counts, shipping and receiving documents, production order confirmations, and other miscellaneous activities are entered into SAP in a timely and accurate manner
  • Review accuracy of bills of materials including shrink percentages and routings
  • Participate in and occasionally lead various manufacturing projects
  • Help the Plant Controller with the month-end and year-end closing procedures; assume duties needed when Controller is out.

Skills that will make you successful

  • 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing or plant experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, primarily Excel and PowerPoint
  • SAP Experience strongly preferred

Experiences that will support your success

  • Ability to communicate complex financial data and information across departments and teams within the company
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and financial modeling abilities
  • Ability to drive change and process improvement
  • Intelligent, self-starter, capable of driving process improvement
  • Capable of handling multiple priorities with a sense of urgency and thriving in a fast-paced, constantly-changing environment
  • Ability to influence and positively challenge the status quo



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