Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience.
We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Delivering financial analysis that enhances decision making and providing the view regarding performance and opportunities that exist for further investigation and / or improvements by FPA’s and commercial team.
Collaborate with Financial Accounting Risk Management teams to identify business optimization opportunities (e.g. EBITDA, working capital deployed) and also with FP&A who will seek improvements and close gaps.
This position provides analyzed information in a structured way, assessing historic & current business performance, highlighting areas of opportunity for the FP&A team who will prioritize and build action plans.
This team is tasked with leading management reporting and analysis which may include forecasting / commentary, product profitability analysis and cost analysis as examples.
This position will be expected to partner closely with Accounting & Reporting, Finance Risk Management (FRM), and FP&A. This position requires strong financial, leadership, business acumen, risk management, influencing and change management skills.
This role will be the lead tag for CFN in the region 60% Management Reporting and Decision Support
Provide leadership and partner with other functional teams to establish the ongoing development of financial / management reporting that support the business decisions and strategic goals.
Lead standardization, rationalization and simplification of management reporting for the enterprise and country
Drive reporting improvement through the use of available technology (Tableau, Power BI, SAP, M-Tech)
Provides input and identifies opportunities to improve data integrity and usefulness for effective management reporting and implements as appropriate to enhance to reporting
Partner with FP&A, Accounting & Reporting, Financial Risk Management and Businesses to lead the annual planning lifecycle including all budgeting, forecasting and monthly management reporting
Partner effectively with FP&A for reporting and data needs, defining which performance indicators will be needed to explain / measure business performance and the frequency design and deliver the report with the right level of analysis.
Work with business FP&A’s to define the expectation and respond to ad hoc requests from FP&A commercial teams as per the business needs.
Respond to complex data requests
Responds to complex ad-hoc requests with constructive and high quality solutions 20% Business Partnership
Demonstrate strong financial management skills to, evaluate and analyze financial data. Keeps pace with changing relevant regulations, standards, and business factors that may impact financial performance
Deliver analysis that can provide insight to the business and FP&A teams to improve financial performance
Work closely as partner with Business teams and FP&A to provide insight, assessing historic & current business performance, highlighting areas of opportunity for improvement and ad-hoc as business required.
Provide ongoing financial expertise and information to the leadership team, commercial team and other business teams 20% Continuous Improvement
Supports and implements process simplification and enhancements to standardize and improve business information (e.g. development of standardized and consistent dashboard reporting).
Leverage technology (Tableau, Power BI) to communicate useful information .
Provides input and identifies opportunities to improve data integrity and usefulness for effective management reporting and implements as appropriate to enhance the reporting.
Ability to mentor and coach within and across teams to ensure we have high performing teams within A&F.
Support a culture of intellectual curiosity and continuous learning to meet self and team individual development goals
Support the transition of the organization to the end state organization.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
Minimum 8 years of accounting or finance experience
Advanced Excel and data analytics including demonstrated ability for use of BI tools
Ability to use SAP accounting tool
Broad / diverse commercial knowledge
Proven accounting / finance professional with strong analytical skills
Highly effective people skills able to lead by example and motivate for high performance
Experience leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision making
Demonstrated commitment to Internal Controls
Ability to communicate and use visualization tools (e.g. dashboards) to tell the story
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity
English proficiency Preferred Qualifications
Professional accounting designation
Understanding and experience working with JDE, SAP, Lynx
Experience with Tableau, Power BI or other data visualization tools will be an advantage
Experience with multiple businesses and / or international business experience (Food Feeding and Agriculture business are the preferable)
Demonstrated ability to support a team culture of continuous improvement, process optimization, and intellectual curiosity
Finance / Accounting