Senior Financial Analyst (Sales Finance Reporting)

Finance/Accounting/Audit Oakland, California


Description

We’re starting a new chapter in our journey as Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, now part of Froneri. Having nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S with a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love, and the backing of a global pure-play ice cream organization, we’re poised to accelerate growth!

Headquartered in the Bay area, a hub for up and coming food trends, we focus on both the future and the present. In both our offices and our factories, we are determined to overcome obstacles, learn from failure, and raise our game. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every phenomenal idea, and delivering the best ice cream experience to our consumers, when and where they want it.

Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career has in store for you!

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position offers the right person a unique opportunity to support and engage with Sales Finance organization in various analysis, reporting and projects that help facilitate key decisions related to sales and trade promotion management. The successful individual will be a self-starter who will take initiative, can learn quickly, exhibit strong prioritization, execution and strong data management skills. A finance or accounting background is required.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sales and Trade Reporting
    • Own and drive necessary conversations, communications and changes on existing established reports or build new reports in the sales and trade management area
    • Own and drive periodic execution, maintenance and troubleshooting of existing financial models
    • Work proactively with the cross functional team to discover/ prioritize any fixes for system related bugs to ultimately produce accurate reporting
    • Coordinate with division and field finance managers to consolidate sales targets, trade budgets and trade gap assessments
  • Support compliance reporting
    • Drive reporting and communications to ensure compliance to promotion maintenance guidelines
    • Reconcile P&L and balance sheet to ensure integrity of the systems and financial reporting
  • Support and review month end processes
    • Booking month end accruals and reversals of journal entries
  • Continuously drive system enhancements and automation
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Sales Finance team, field Account Managers, Master Data.
  • Ad Hoc Reporting and Analysis as required
  • Additional projects as required
 EXPERIENCE:
  • 5-7 years of experience in Business or Sales Analysis in accounting or Finance area is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in Consumer Goods company/industry preferred
  • Intermediate/Advanced in Excel is required. Beginner/ Intermediate proficiency in SAP preferred.
 SKILLS:

General
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills.
  • Superior execution skills in a changing environment and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong data management skills, and critically important to be able to deliver the message to non-finance professionals.
  • Ability to put together large sets of data for reporting and analysis purposes.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and the ability to influence others; negotiation skills a plus.
  • Self-starter and shows initiative and quickly learns the specifics of the customer and sales finance.
  • Understanding of the financial statements in the context of sales and trade spend
  • Ability to work in teams and independently.
Specific
  • Strong Excel and data management skills.
  • SAP (including Business Objectives)
  • Essbase (desired) 
  • Data management and reporting

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Inc. is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.