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Sr Finance Analyst, Strategic Cost Management

Sr Finance Analyst, Strategic Cost Management

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Requisition ID

151930 

Position Summary

SUMMARY
This position supports the Marketing & Other General Expenses (“MOGE”) lines of Nestlé USA’s P&L. The person in this role conducts timely and accurate financial analysis and reporting to assist in the financial decision making within the organization. This role continually develops financial and technical skills and interacts with cross-functional teams at all levels throughout the organization. A person in this role exercises good judgment, stays focused on results and ensures the integrity of financial reporting in a fast-paced dynamic environment. This position is the “single point of contact” for MOGE cost center management to their assigned business units/leaders. It is responsible to consult with business leaders to define financial reporting/analysis needs, gather data, conduct research, and prepare analysis and reports as appropriate to fulfill the business need. It is responsible for completing all budget activities, including coordinating the annual budget development and monthly dynamic forecast projections. This position will perform the monthly closing activities in compliance with the Period End Close (PEC) process. In addition, this position will support in the modernization of MOGE and alignment with the Future of Finance roadmap including the upgrade of Cost Center Planning and Reporting tools, simplification of processes, and greater focus on white collar optimization. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Perform cost center management activities    
•Determine annual budget assumptions & targets
•Consult with business leaders at all levels to define cost center needs
•Prepare dynamic forecast projections and submissions
•Conduct variance analysis (actuals vs budget and vs forecast) and prepare variance explanations
•Suggest and execute improvements on existing standardized reporting 
•Recommend enhancements and implement new systems and processes to solve business problems
•Contribute in the development of knowledge transfer documentation
•Lead strategic project work, when applicable

EXPERIENCE
•BA/BS degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
•Minimum of 5 years of experience in Accounting/Finance
•General knowledge of the principles of cost accounting and activity-based costing 
•Ability to perform variance analyses between actual costs and budgeted/planned 
•Working knowledge of finance systems including Dodeca, Essbase, and SAP/BW
•Proficiency in use of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) including macros and VBA
•Familiarity with Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, RPA
•Financial modeling skills
•Must be able to work independently with general supervision, be a team player, and willing to contribute beyond the defined role to meet business needs as circumstances require
•Effectively manage competing priorities by choosing those deliverables that will have the highest impact on the performance results
•Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, including presentation skills
•Influence business decisions with concrete financial support
•Proven experience in process improvement and implementation of new tools & systems
#LI-MS1

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Requisition ID

151930 

Position Summary

SUMMARY
This position supports the Marketing & Other General Expenses (“MOGE”) lines of Nestlé USA’s P&L. The person in this role conducts timely and accurate financial analysis and reporting to assist in the financial decision making within the organization. This role continually develops financial and technical skills and interacts with cross-functional teams at all levels throughout the organization. A person in this role exercises good judgment, stays focused on results and ensures the integrity of financial reporting in a fast-paced dynamic environment. This position is the “single point of contact” for MOGE cost center management to their assigned business units/leaders. It is responsible to consult with business leaders to define financial reporting/analysis needs, gather data, conduct research, and prepare analysis and reports as appropriate to fulfill the business need. It is responsible for completing all budget activities, including coordinating the annual budget development and monthly dynamic forecast projections. This position will perform the monthly closing activities in compliance with the Period End Close (PEC) process. In addition, this position will support in the modernization of MOGE and alignment with the Future of Finance roadmap including the upgrade of Cost Center Planning and Reporting tools, simplification of processes, and greater focus on white collar optimization. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Perform cost center management activities    
•Determine annual budget assumptions & targets
•Consult with business leaders at all levels to define cost center needs
•Prepare dynamic forecast projections and submissions
•Conduct variance analysis (actuals vs budget and vs forecast) and prepare variance explanations
•Suggest and execute improvements on existing standardized reporting 
•Recommend enhancements and implement new systems and processes to solve business problems
•Contribute in the development of knowledge transfer documentation
•Lead strategic project work, when applicable

EXPERIENCE
•BA/BS degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
•Minimum of 5 years of experience in Accounting/Finance
•General knowledge of the principles of cost accounting and activity-based costing 
•Ability to perform variance analyses between actual costs and budgeted/planned 
•Working knowledge of finance systems including Dodeca, Essbase, and SAP/BW
•Proficiency in use of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) including macros and VBA
•Familiarity with Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, RPA
•Financial modeling skills
•Must be able to work independently with general supervision, be a team player, and willing to contribute beyond the defined role to meet business needs as circumstances require
•Effectively manage competing priorities by choosing those deliverables that will have the highest impact on the performance results
•Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, including presentation skills
•Influence business decisions with concrete financial support
•Proven experience in process improvement and implementation of new tools & systems
#LI-MS1

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Solon, OH, US, 44139

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Solon, OH, US, 44139


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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