Cargill Financial Reporting Senior Analyst in Wayzata, Minnesota

Financial Reporting Senior 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.


The purpose of the Financial Reporting Senior Analyst is to support the Financial Reporting Lead and serve as an accounting and finance partner to the NA FIBI business(s) in ensuring accuracy of the business financial statements, including balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flows. This role will work with the Financial Reporting Lead to ensure proper financial controls are in place, and financial risks are mitigated appropriately. This role will also collaborate with corporate FP&A on consolidated financial reporting, country controller, other A&F teams, and finance shared services.

Principal Accountabilities

50% Financial Reporting & Partnering

  • Assist the Financial Reporting Lead in the preparation of accurate monthly financial reporting and financial statements, including balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flows, that reflect the activities of the business.

  • Support monthly reporting and business financial reviews, including analyzing and discussing the key insights from the actual financial results with the business, preparing early bird estimates and other monthly financial reporting requirements, and assisting with financial projections.

  • Assist in providing financial expertise on complex accounting issues to partners across global shared service locations to ensure accuracy of financial statements and solid controls.

  • Build strong partnerships with business partners and collaborate on financial reconciliations and problem solving across various teams including COE’s., FSS/CBS locations, and across businesses.

  • Understand commodity and foreign exchange risk positions and ensure accurate representation in the financial statements.

  • Leverage the financial expertise of Corporate FP&A, Standards and Policies, financial reporting COE, controls and process advisors, and finance shared services to ensure accurate financial statements.

  • Assist in providing technical accounting expertise for MADJV activities, as needed, business in collaboration with relevant functions and partners.

20% Financial Controls

  • Support the quarterly CRP process and own follow-up actions as required.

  • Support the annual compliance risk assessment for the business.

  • Ensure compliance with the financial control framework and that financial controls are designed properly and operating effectively across end-to-end financial processes.

  • Serve as an advisor to business process owners on control methodology as needed.

  • Escalates control deficiencies to the Financial Reporting Lead and Controls Domain.

  • Supports internal and external audits and compliance reviews.

  • Support tax and compliance reporting for the business, including transfer pricing requirements.

  • Other financial control activities as needed.

25% Continuous Improvement

  • Collaborative across business process (PRTP, OTSC, RTR) owners and providers to streamline processes and ensure accountability for accurate business financial statements.

  • Ensures proper data governance for business activities and proper alignment with data standards.

  • Monitor and assess key process and business metrics for financial reporting units to ensure end-to-end process effectiveness.

  • Partner with controls domain to address any audit issues and proactively set up processes to ensure future risks are mitigated.

  • Leverage process and technology team to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

5% Other Duties As Assigned

  • Build capability and business knowledge with share service partners.

  • Manage to outcomes by holding partners able.

  • Champion and support change management activities for finance activities and processes.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 7 or more years of financial reporting experience using GAAP principles

  • Any experience in analyzing and reviewing financial statements


  • CPA, MBA, or other advanced certificate or degree in finance/accounting

  • Experience with SOX Compliance

  • Experience with shared service migrations

  • Familiarity with SAP/JDE and other integrated business systems

  • MADJV experience

  • Corporate Audit, corporate reporting, or previous business experience, especially if with this business

Success Attributes

  • Attention to detail & deadline drive

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to clearly explain technical topics in a simple manner

  • Holding others accountable

  • Process-minded

  • Continuous Improvement focus

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: WAY06300