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Senior Financial Analyst, Trade Finance - 1

Absolute Opportunities
Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054, United States
March 23, 2017

Senior Financial Analyst, Trade Finance - 1

Parsippany, NJ 07054 Local Candidates Only

About the role

Seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join our NA Finance Team in Parsippany, NJ. This position supports the North America Trade Finance team providing a full spectrum of financial control and analytical support with regards to trade investment and sales overhead.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for all elements of the monthly close as it relates to overall North American trade investment, including processing and analysis of the Accelerate Trade accrual, monitoring and reconciliation of Unconditional allowances and reconciliation and aging of all balance sheet accounts.

Perform trade investment analysis by customer and brand, isolating current activities, YTD trends, potential risks and upsides to published expectations.

Generate and support monthly NSD Outlook process. Support and challenge (when necessary) customer assumptions in analyzing trade investment.

Support Financial Forecast process of extracting trade rates from Accelerate, reviewing for reasonableness, uploading into TM1. Perform analyses vs Prior Forecasts.

Improve Accelerate data integrity by performing customer field audits, generating non-compliance reports and providing corrective training to non-compliant users

Support the annual customer target setting and attainment process.

Support key improvement/implementation and manage functionality and usage of financial trade systems such as Accelerate, TM1, Global IMEX scorecard, AMEDME, ROI Tool, etc.

Maintain positive and proactive interaction with Sales and Customer/Category Finance Management to ensure ongoing exchange of quality financial information.

Support all aspects of monitoring, reporting and forecasting of sales overhead, including Broker bonus payments.

Special projects, as needed


BS Degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA and /or CPA a plus

3-5 years work experience within Finance or Accounting

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (excellent Excel Skills, a plus)

Knowledge of Accelerate and / TM1 a plus

Excellent analytical skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to challenge, guide and influence decisions, multi-task and prioritize assignments

Parsippany, NJ Local Candidates Only

Candidates must be from CPG industry, Food and Beverage, Pharma.

Must have experience with monthly close activities, balance sheets, general ledger, etc.

Candidate having experience supporting a sales team Preferred.