Cargill Financial Analyst in Guadalajara, Mexico

Financial Analyst

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 150,000 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.


Position Purpose

The Financial Analyst for FP&A is responsible for analyzing and communicating the financial performance for assigned business area. A critical component of this position is to transform financial data into information of value to the businesses financial and decision-making processes. This role may be focused on topics touching customer segments, supply chain and business performance.

Principal Accountabilities

50% - Analysis and Reporting

  • Key partner with business and FP&A and A&F teams to Identify analytics needs of internal teams through a comprehensive understanding of their business and collaboration with its stakeholders.

  • Partnering with internal customers to develop analyses that lead to actionable insights that improve business decision making, performance, and business growth

  • Collaborate in the identification of concrete productivity improvements.

  • Define and work with stakeholders to improve data integrity and usefulness, including identification of opportunities to improve operations and processes that impact data.

  • Monitor operational performance including variance analysis and comparison against forecast and budget.

  • Collaborate in the monitoring of financial driven performance with concrete focus on operating working capital, financial structures and other key financials indicators.

  • Focus on supply chain and operations identifying concrete value capture opportunities.

  • Assist with monthly reporting (regional and global) and communicate results to the business teams.

25% - Financial Planning, Forecasting & Budgeting

  • Collaborate in the preparation of financial business plan, forecasts and budget.

  • Assist in competitor and benchmarking analysis

  • Perform ERP optimization analysis

  • Capital analysis for plant improvements and other growth opportunities including the follow of results after implementation.

  • Identify improvement opportunities and present the supporting information

25% - Ad-hoc:

  • Ad hoc financial modeling and analysis to support revenue and cost scenarios

  • Active participation in various business finance initiatives and other duties as assigned

  • Active participation in various key projects bringing the financial expertise to the team.



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or Accounting

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a financial role, preferably in a business analysis role

  • Proven experience in identifying key metrics, developing reports and analytical views in business intelligence tools

  • Experience and understanding of a wide variety of analytical processes, tools, and approaches

  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills with attention to detail

  • Good project management skills

  • Collaborative team player with good interpersonal skills

  • Result driven, open personality with a pro-active attitude

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to work well with others in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Strong team player able to work and communicate effectively using virtual technology

  • Enthusiastic hands-on and can-do mentality.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and ERP experience (prefer SAP)

  • Ability to juggle conflicting priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Occasional travel can be required. (up to10%)


  • Previous Budgeting and Forecasting experience.

  • Applicable industry experience

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location MX-JAL-Guadalajara

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: GUA00176