Cargill Management Reporting & Analysis Sr Analyst - Grain or Processing in Wayzata, Minnesota

Management Reporting & Analysis Sr Analyst - Grain or Processing

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 Management Reporting and Analysis Sr Analyst (Grain or Processing) role is a key member of the CASCNA A&F Finance Leadership team. This position is part of an enterprise-wide team, accountable for balancing fiduciary responsibility and business partnering, while actively promoting the value of a strong control framework.

This position is responsible of executing commodity P&L reconciliation and complete analysis to explain business performance to multiple stakeholders at different levels of the organization. This role delivers financial analysis in a structured way to enhance decision making and looks for financial metrics optimization opportunities. This position develops strong partnerships with commercial leads, merchandising, FP&A and other A&F teams.

This requires an advanced professional with broad financial analysis skills and will be the key point of contact to our merchandising teams, merchandising product line heads, and regional commercial leads for any grain/product line trading for any related analysis. The role provides the business with critical business drivers by analyzing data and making recommendations to merchants, merchandising product line heads, regional commercial leads, and FP&A on how to maximize business value.

The role partners with peers across the enterprise with other product lines within A&F, as well as FP&A colleagues.

Business Partnering and Financial Analysis

  • Responsible for delivery of timely, accurate and consistent management reporting and identifying business insights to enhance decision making.

  • Responsible for obtaining and reviewing all relevant financial data involving our grain/product margins.

  • Work with merchandising teams, regional commercial leads, and product line heads to identify opportunities, develop potential solutions and implement initiatives that bring value through increased revenue and reduced costs.

  • Participate in the implementation of BU finance initiatives and process improvements such as Finance Shared Services, ERP system changes, etc.

  • Help partner with other finance teams to reconcile P&L estimates to ensure financial reporting accuracy, specifically with regards to grain/product margin accounting.

  • Provide financial data requests for any grain/product margin related “Business accelerator” initiatives. Work closely with A&F Leadership team members, Finance COE’s and the FP&A team to help achieve finance objectives

  • Provide leadership and partner with other functional teams to establish the ongoing development of financial/management information that support the business decisions and strategic goals.


Oversee Financial Reporting Process

  • Review and analyze complex grain/product margin related financial issues.

  • Lead resolution to any management questions regarding grain/product margin financial performance

  • Drive continuous improvement and optimization of grain/product line margin finance activities including management reporting.

  • Assist with grain/product margin related aspects of the Control Review Package (CRP) and Lower Level Financial Review (LLFR) for the businesses in their specific businesses.

  • Key partner in the annual budget process.


Execution of control framework for grain related transaction and contract administration

  • Oversee efforts to maintain a control environment which safeguards assets, ensures integrity of financial statements, balance sheet reviews and compliance with government and Cargill reporting requirements.

  • Coordinate requested support to external/internal auditors for grain/product margin related activities.


Lead Special Projects as required

  • Assist with the implementation of accounting and finance strategy & approach which aligns with the strategy of the country(s) and finance job family.

  • Collaborate in driving process optimization, leveraging of shared services, and improving the efficiency of finance operations.

  • Responsible for any grain/product margin related “One A&F” initiatives



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’sDegree in Accounting or Finance or 4 years experience in p/l reconciliation

  • Minimum5 years of accounting experience

  • Abilityto travel up to 10%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Trading business and/or processing/manufacturing experience

  • Experience with J.D. Edwards accounting software

  • Experience with SAP accounting software

  • Experience leveraging financial and business systems to monitorbusiness activities and aid in decision making

Success Factors

  • Excellentcommunication skills, both written and verbal

  • Demonstratedability to build trust across multiple stakeholder groups

  • Provenaccounting/finance leader with strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Demonstratedability to influence at all levels of the organization

  • Self-motivatedfor high performance

  • Demonstrated ability of continuous improvement, processoptimization, and intellectual curiosity

  • Abilityto adapt and learn in a changing work environment

  • Demonstratedability to deal with ambiguity

  • Demonstratedability to work with cross-functional groups

  • Abilityto work independently and in a team environment

  • Abilityto partner and engage with centers of expertise (like Corporate COE’s,CBS-Finance, MIDS, Audit, etc)

  • Demonstratedability to understand and use technology to improve process and control

  • Demonstratedknowledge and a commitment to internal controls


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Other Locations Canada, United States

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06236