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Financial Analyst

  Chicago, IL,  United States |  Full time

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Posting Date :  2022-12-13

Job Identification :  11112

Department  :  Finance

To focus on short and long-term financial planning and analysis and actively engage in identifying trends and recommending solutions that support profitable growth and operating trends in the business. Responsible for all financial control and analysis while providing strategic direction and financial leadership to enhance the ability to make informed financial decisions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review and update monthly financial results and performance metrics into Forecast Model.
  • Prepares reports and analytics on a periodic (weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual) and ad hoc basis and provides associated explanations for findings.
  • Provides proactive thought leadership to develop new simplified processes to drive efficiency and effectiveness; develops new tools to enhance the finance team analytics.
  • Facilitates processes and process improvements, to increase efficiency within assigned groups.
  • Advises management leadership of any deviations from forecasts or any material risks.
  • Lead continuous improvement of current managerial (internal) reporting and forecasting package through utilization of new systems, new information, streamlined functionality, and automation.
  • Lead monthly compilation of external reporting package and variance explanations to owners.
  • Support presentation compilation as needed for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Compile and analyze monthly managerial reporting to senior management and owners through volume, price, and mix components for clear explanations of key business drivers.
  • Create financial models and provide decision support for short-term and long-term commercial strategy, highlighting EBITDA and cash flow impacts.
  • Support capital process by monitoring capital spending vs. budget, review and analyze
  • Prepare, produce, and maintain multiple monthly dashboards, margin reports and various financial reports during and after closing.
  • Conduct research and resolve inquiries within both Finance and other functional departments.
  • Improve process efficiency and performance of large quantities of data.
  • Assist in preparing the annual budget and quarterly forecast process, including collaboration with senior management, and preparation of final presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Cooperate with various departments as needed, to accurately reflect trends & metrics, report financial data, and aid with pricing models.
  • Make recommendations for improvement of financial reporting, business modeling, budgeting/forecasting, and other company financial outputs

Core Competencies:

  • FINANCIAL ACUMEN – is the ability to maintain and apply a broad understanding of financial management principles to ensure decisions are fiscally sound and responsible.  Demonstrates broad understanding of financial management principles to direct organizational activities.
  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT – involves the business practice of identifying, analyzing, and improving existing processes to optimize performance.
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING – Is the ability to find solutions to complex problems quickly; know how to identify problems and strengths; good analytical skills.
  • RESILIENCY/SELF CONFIDENCE –Measured confidence to take on demanding work or put forward views when they may be challenged.  Stays calm in a crisis, or during time of change.  Maintains performance and self-control under pressure or adversity.  Handles competing demands and overcomes setbacks.  Welcomes and learns from criticism.
  • FOSTERING COLLABORATION/TEAMWORK- is the ability to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor; the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together. Builds partnerships for global performance.  Respects others.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working within accounting general ledger or financial reporting systems, preferably in a manufacturing financial environment.
  • Strong understanding of financial statements (balance sheet, income statement and cashflow) and how each interrelates.
  • Attention to detail and ability to reconcile complex data sets. Analyses and reports must tie out to source data.
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.
  • Experience in collaborative IT system development activities (ERP, business intelligence, data warehousing).
  • Works collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • A critical eye with strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • Has integrity, works transparently and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and can “own it.”
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience with SalesForce.com and Power BI is a plus

About Us

Bimeda is a leading global manufacturer,  marketer and distributor of animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals.  Through ongoing expansion and strategic acquisition,  Bimeda has established markets in more than seventy countries worldwide and has R&D,  manufacturing and distribution capabilities across Europe,  North America,  South America,  Africa,  Asia and Australasia.






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