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Plant Finance Manager

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Cowden
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryReporting to the Senior Director you will be a key player in the plant management team, for a large plant or several small/medium plants, providing analysis to guide decision-making, and taking a leadership role in challenging the plant to improve financial performance. - Provide direction to the local plant finance team to ensure the financial accounting and reporting needs of the plant are met to enable the plant management team to meet their budgeted financial goals. - Ensure all plant accounting/reporting is done and following US GAAP Accounting Standards and accounting policies/ procedures. 7 years related experience.Position Responsibilities

  • Lead the local plant finance team
  • Provide financial advice, along with accurate operational performance reporting, to the plant management team to ensure sound financial and operational decisions
  • Use analysis techniques and metrics to identify and make recommendations to plant management to improve operational performance and lower unit costs
  • Provide finance leadership for Lean Manufacturing/TPM initiatives at the plant level
  • Instill cost control and planning discipline to assist senior plant management in controlling manufacturing costs
  • You will lead the annual business planning process for the plant, including preparation of the financial manufacturing business plan and product standard costs
  • Assist plant management team with capital planning, including calculating and evaluating financial payback on all capital expenditure proposals
  • You will work with divisional and corporate finance/business units on a number of initiatives including providing cost information for innovation and cost reduction projects, identifying cost/performance improvement opportunities and leadership of divisions or companywide initiatives
  • Ensure the accuracy of the plants accounting systems and records, and strict compliance to all company policies, procedures and controls
  • Develop necessary ERP system proficiency for both finance and other plant functions (SAP experience preferred)
  • Use systems capability to enhance data access, analytics and management reporting
  • -Focus areas include materials cost and usage management, labor cost and use, asset use and overhead expenditure controlPosition Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and/or Finance required
    • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in Finance/Accounting in a manufacturing environment with 500+ employees
    • Experience with financial modeling.
    • Fundamental knowledge of, understanding of internal and external research methods for, and driving compliance of GAAP -
    • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookups and other data manipulation formulas).
    • Experience working with and making recommendations for efficiencies with systems and tools, such as SAP (R/3, FICO, BI)
    • Experience working closely with internal customers, peers and effectively managing those relationships
    • Experience providing insightful analysis to business partners in response to business need or opportunity#LI-GS1#LI-Onsite#LI-MSLOur Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
      • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
      • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
      • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
      • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of -North America's -leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye -, -Marie Callender's -, Banquet -, Healthy Choice -, Slim Jim -, Reddi-wip -, and Vlasic -, and emerging brands, including Angie's - BOOMCHICKAPOP -, Duke's -, Earth Balance -, Gardein -, and Frontera -.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit -.Conagra Brands -is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. ?

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Decatur , Plant Finance Manager, Executive , Cowden, Illinois

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