Cargill FP&A Sr. Analyst in Wayzata, Minnesota

FP&A Sr. 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 Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (Corp FP&A) group at Cargill has an analyst opportunity focused on Corp FP&A priorities, providing analysis and insight for Cargill’s Executive Leadership.As a senior analyst within the collaborative Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis group (Corp FP&A), you will strengthen analytical and communication skills while having the opportunity to demonstrate creativity. This role is involved in a wide range of FP&A activities, including planning/forecasting, metrics analysis, and capital spending.This work culminates in analyses and publications for senior management, the board of directors and external audiences.All of these responsibilities continue to develop a broad perspective of Cargill and enhance financial skills.

Principal Accountabilities:

Participate in Planning and Forecasting Corporate activities, driving improvements in efficiency and depth - 50%:

  • Participate in design of data modelling and collection using Anaplan technology

  • Active participant in technology implementation to develop efficient and robust processes and models

  • Review and analyze planning/forecasting for feasibility and understanding of key drivers

  • Partner with the businesses to align Corporate expectations with business needs and processes

  • Provide reporting and analysis on forecasting/planning to Executive Team and board of directors

Perform various financial analysis projects, leveraging technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency - 30%:

  • Develop insightful presentations, bringing new ideas and perspectives to facilitate decision-making

  • Calculate and report business unit performance metrics, research questions, coordinate with business and functions

  • Partner with businesses and functions in preparation of analyses

  • Support corporate-level financial decision making on topics such as capital structure, balance sheet management, margin and profit targets

  • Analyzing the competitive landscape, market dynamics and industry trends both domestically and internationally

  • Assess incoming capital projects for complete and thorough evaluation as well as a review for delivery on promise

Prepare special projects and analyses for executive management – 20%:


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Finance or Accounting

  • 5 years relevant professional finance experience

  • Experience in planning and forecasting with strong supporting financial theory

  • Working knowledge of balance sheet, income statement and Cash Flow statements and concepts

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, across and up in the organization

  • 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

  • Ability to understand a problem, structure the necessary analysis and develop solutions

  • Highly motivated and self-directed, results driven, pro-active attitude

  • Collaborative team player with good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to juggle conflicting priorities and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis

  • Experience with Anaplan, or other budgeting/modelling tools

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Extremely proficient with Excel, PowerPoint and visualization tools (PowerBi or Tableau)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY05806