Cargill Corporate FP&A Cost Analyst in Bangalore, India

Corporate FP&A Cost 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 & Summary

As part of the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis collaborative team, this analyst will strengthen analytical and communication skills while working across Cargill. This role will be focused on cost managment including analysis of corporate and functional expenses, expense allocations, and benchmarking. Tracking and monitoring corporate-wide and functional expense reduction programs will also be a key part of the role, including assistance in developing metrics and targets for use in monitoring progress. These responsibilities will help develop a broad perspective of Cargill and enhance financial skills

Principal Accountabilities

Participate on special projects and leverage technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency – 40%:

  • Assist with tracking and analyzing cost elimination project successes

  • Prepare special projects and analyses for senior management

  • Partner with platforms and functions in preparation of analyses

  • Gather data across a variety of businesses and data sources; consolidate into a usable corporate perspective

Assist with analysis and insight of consolidated expenses (SG&A, Cost Of Goods Sold) – 20%:

  • Corporate-level financial analysis, insight on consolidated expenses

  • Calculate and analyze metrics and targets to assess performance and progress

  • Partner with businesses and functions to ensure analyses are meaningful and insightful

  • Bring the “outside in” for benchmarking and new perspectives on expense analysis and management

Provide expertise for analysis and insights of corporate and functions p&l - 20%:

  • Analyze and compile data from across functions and other corporate activities to present a cohesive analysis of expenses

  • Leverage BI and data visualization to generate understanding and insight across the company

  • Analyze the impact of actions across the company basis insights identified

  • Help align corporate expectations with business analysis; contribute to facilitation of change

Assist in budgeting and forecasting of corporate and functional expenses - 20%:

  • Leverage technology to plan and forecast corporate expenses, ensuring alignment with stakeholders

  • Assist in development of clear and concise drivers, budgets and allocations

  • Work across functions to help establish in methodologies with a goal of fostering holistic analysis for function and corporate expenses across the organization

  • Develop insightful analyses and reports related to corporate and function expense budgets

  • Participate in processes for budgets including communications, systems and instructions


Education, Experience, Skills

Required Qualifications

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

  • 5 years experience relevant professional finance experience

  • High business acumen with extensive financial knowledge

  • Experience in planning and forecasting processes with strong supporting financial theory

  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems, presenting conclusions in insightful ways.

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

  • Experience with cost management initiatives

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

  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills with attention to detail

  • Collaborative team player with good interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Zero Based Budgeting programs and analysis

  • Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis

  • Experience with Anaplan, or other budgeting/modelling tools

  • Excellent communication skills, ensuring complex ideas are communicated clearly and concisely. Effective across and up the organization.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location India-KA-Bangalore

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: BAN02854