Sr Financial Anallyst

Company: Mizkan America, Inc ( Learn More )

General Information
US-IL-Mount Prospect
4 Year Degree
At least 5 year(s)
Job Description

The Sr Financial Analyst is responsible for providing the budget, forecast and reporting for various business units for the Mizkan America organization.  In addition, this position provides support in financial reporting, detailed analysis, interpretation and evaluation of a variety of information to identify issues and other implications.


  • Responsible for providing support to the FP&A Finance Manager for actual, forecast and plan reporting for all business unit related reporting activities.
  • Understand cost structure of items and how changes to various cost drivers impact total cost of the item and the impact to the business.
  • Take ownership analyzing business results by performing detailed comprehensive review of the P&L.  Communicate results to business leads.
  • Provide budget owners detailed understanding of their expenses and coordinate balance of year forecast to be within the approved plan.
  • Execute value add analysis including deep dive analyses, early read on period end results, etc.
  • Compile and present financial data at brand business review meetings
  • Play a significant role in developing the financial plan and monthly forecasts
  • Understand how brand, customer, plant and corporate planning cycles interact to create financial outlook for the division and broader company
  • Collaborate with business owners regarding performance drivers vs. forecast and plan to ensure the results are properly aligned with the Plan.
  • Provide support to the broader finance organization by contributing to the development and ongoing maintenance of a newly implemented BPC reporting system.
  • Assist in coordinating business processes and presentations.
  • Maintain and report on profitability using SAP and related reporting tools.
  • Additional support for ad-hoc analysis and special projects as required.

  • Job Requirements
    • BS/BA in business related field, MBA is a plus.
    • 3-5 years or more of hands-on finance / accounting experience with strong financial analysis and planning experience.
    • The Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA Preferred.
    • Strong computer skills in Excel, Access, Powerpoint, SAP (required), and BPC a plus.
    • Self-motivated individual with a strong understanding of profit and loss statements as well as solid analytical, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
    • Solid team player, ability to multitask and deliver on priorities.