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Financial Accounting and Reporting Senior Analyst

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Job ID WIC04737 Date posted 09/14/2020 Location : Wichita, Kansas

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JOB PURPOSE AND IMPACT


The Financial Accounting & Reporting Senior Analyst will build and maintain our accounting policies and fiscal controls for the Protein Group’s Financial Reporting Leads for the US businesses and serve as an accounting and finance partner to the NA Protein business(s) by using broad knowledge of accounting principles and practices. You will prepare financial and risk reports and take appropriate actions to safeguard our organization's assets. In this role, you will be conducting complex accounting activities across a region, business or multi-site group, building accurate financial documents, conducting analysis and managing and maintaining risk following established compliance requirements and policies.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Apply accounting techniques and standard practices to classify and record financial transactions and prepare financial reports.
  • Prepare and distribute accurate and timely position reports for commodity, foreign exchange, and/or counterparty risks to multiple partners, which could include trading, commercial, business leadership, Cargill Risk Committee and/or external regulators.
  • Partner with the Controls and Process Improvement Accounting and Finance domains to craft and implement controlled processes.
  • Assess and communicate information regarding business risks with functions across the organization.
  • Estimate the potential financial consequences of an occurring loss.
  • Identify and implement process simplification, standardization and automatization of financial and risk reporting to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • You will work under minimal supervision and independently handle complex issues while referring only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.


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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience in accounting or financial analysis
  • Sophisticated financial analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate, influence and build trust with partners at multiple levels in the organization
  • Confirmed ability to identify and assess risk

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance or Accounting strongly preferred
  • Seven years of related work experience experience in accounting or financial analysis
  • Advanced data analytical skills in Microsoft Excel and Business Intelligence tools
  • Experience in supporting a team culture of continuous improvement, process optimization and intellectual curiosity
  • Experience in using system JDE/SAP and Microsoft Excel
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