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Sr. Financial Analyst, SGA

Company: Mizkan America
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Based in Mount Prospect, IL, Mizkan America is a subsidiary of the Mizkan Group, a global, family-owned company that has been Bringing Flavor to Life--- for almost 220 years. As one of the leading makers of vinegars, condiments and sauces in the United States, Mizkan America maintains 12 manufacturing facilities that serve the retail, foodservice, specialty-Asian and food-ingredient trade channels. We are committed to following our two core principles: continuously challenging the status quo and delivering only the finest products for our customers. Our leadership seeks out, embraces and implements ideas for improvement from all of its employees. Transparency and accountability are two key factors that drive our company's overall management approach.--We are looking for people who are seeking to deliver their best so that we can deliver ours. Above all, we're dedicated to maximizing the potential of our greatest assets-our team members. That's reflected in our ongoing commitment to recruit, develop, reward and retain our talented, multicultural workforce. We hope to see you as part of our team's future success!----SUMMARY: The SG&A Overhead Senior Analyst will lead the monthly close process for Sales, General & Administrative costs, create the annual overhead budget based on input from Leadership Team and provide monthly overhead reporting for the Mizkan America organization.--In addition, this position provides detailed analysis, interpretation and evaluation of data to identify overhead issues, risks and opportunities. This position plays a key role in engaging functional leaders by highlighting issues identified and ensuring clear communication of actual results vs. budget.--ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:--Lead transition to D365 for SG&A overheads to ensure efficient overhead budgeting process is created, appropriate OH accounts are included, corporate cost centers are rolling up correctly, & overhead subcategories are created that combine correct accounts.Ensure overhead reporting consistency throughout the transition to D365 and ensure department leads understand the revised reporting.Prepare the monthly SG&A reports for all departments and provide meaningful explanations of actual variances vs budget.Meet with functional leaders across the company, review variances and provide details when needed. Take ownership of SG&A results during monthly close process by performing detailed comprehensive review of expenses within corporate cost centers Work with Accounting department during month end close to provide overhead expense allocation by department between the Meals Solutions and Flavor Enhancers businesses.Be a key leader to implement controls for OH spending (Project spending, CXO approval to key projects)Identify cost savings opportunities related to overheads and make recommendation to CXO team.Support FP&A managers by providing clear overhead and supply chain overhead variance explanations by business for MTD & YTD actuals vs. budget.Set-up, maintain and report on project spending for Marketing and Research & Development groups and other departments at Mizkan (help develop new process in D365)Lead the annual budget process for SG&A and ensure all FP&A team and department heads are aligned on targets. Effectively communicate any budget cuts to department heads.Establish and maintain overhead allocation methodology for the annual budget process.Upload the budget by cost center/department and account in D365.Identify opportunities for improvement, simplification and automation.Provide additional support for ad-hoc analysis and special projects as needed..--EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:--A qualified candidate will have strong communication and critical-thinking skills, the ability to work cross-functionally with various levels of personnel across the organization and deliver on commitments.This candidate needs to work comfortably in a fast paced, unpredictable environment where changing priorities may occur frequently based on needs.The right candidate will have:Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or related degreeA minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience including experience working in the CPG industryFamiliarity with consolidation and financial reportingStrong understanding of Dynamics 365Attention to detail and accuracy is a mustAbility to understand issues, demonstrate resourcefulness and pro-actively resolve problems in a timely mannerStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities and effectively meet deadlinesExcellent planning and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in a fast paced and limited resource environmentStrong communication skills including ability to provide guidance to internal team members.Proficiency in Excel required.Self-motivated and self-directed, must have demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment.--

Keywords: Mizkan America, Mount Prospect , Sr. Financial Analyst, SGA, Professions , Mount Prospect, Illinois

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