Financial Analyst – Proliant Dairy Ingredients – Career Connections

The financial analyst will be responsible for the complex financial analysis in support of management decision making. The person will conduct in-depth research to identify the main financial drivers using financial, operational and economic data, while analyzing, interpreting and reporting the results.



Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or GIS required.

To live:

2+ years experience in financial analysis required.

Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel required.

Basic to intermediate knowledge of cubes preferred.

Manufacturing experience desired.


  • Provide financial support to Proliant Dairy Ingredients by interpreting financial data and key metrics to optimize business economics.
  • Develop strong working relationships across all geographies and functional teams, including sales, operations, innovation and shared services.
  • Improve financial performance by preparing, developing and continuously improving meaningful analyzes of companies on an ad hoc, monthly, quarterly and annual basis and make recommendations to management.
  • Prepare and develop packages of monthly financial management reports and supporting details by product and industry, including analysis of trends, gaps and advancements to help management understand business results.
  • Provide analysis of the organization’s financial statistics and operational benchmarks to assist management in strategic decision making.
  • Prepare profit and loss models, balance sheets and other management reports to forecast the financial results of the business.
  • Consult with managers to determine key performance drivers and understand business results.
  • Work closely with MIS to design and develop tools to assist both in data collection / input and subsequently in delivering information to management teams as efficiently as possible (ex: Power BI; MDS; Cubes; Pivots; SharePoint etc.)
  • Work closely with the management team to forecast financial results by developing reporting tools that integrate sales, supply / demand and operational / raw material forecasts.
  • Conduct detailed monthly and quarterly financial analysis discussions with management.
  • Assist in the preparation of comprehensive annual plans and presentations to stakeholders.
  • Continuously strive to streamline systems, processes and reports.
  • Other assigned tasks.


  • General financial / accounting knowledge and ability to ensure fully functional and accurate management and analytical reports.
  • General knowledge of accounting standards / procedures as well as federal, state and local rules / regulations.
  • Ability to analyze complex and varied data and produce meaningful reports for use by senior management.
  • Intermediate skills of Excel, using pivot tables, data cubes and macros.
  • Ability to capture and access a variety of operational and financial information.
  • Knowledge of organizational methods and ability to manage multiple tasks / projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality related to all duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to apply and interpret complex mathematical formulas.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism in various situations.
  • Ability to work with other related projects as requested by management


This job requires the mental abilities to monitor account information, analyze numbers and computer generated data, develop necessary financial documents / reports, and offer financial opinions. Additionally, this job requires the incumbent to exercise good judgment, use logical / abstract thinking, and solve problems as they arise. This person will identify areas for improvement while ensuring that tasks are completed in accordance with established accounting standards and procedures.


General office working conditions exist, including extended periods of computer work and extended hours during peak periods of business. Working conditions vary, some of the tasks take place in a general office environment while other tasks take place in a manufacturing facility. Additional exposures include biohazards, odors, noise, dust, moving machinery, and occasional contact with hazardous chemicals. In addition, this position may require the incumbent to travel on business to production plants in various weather conditions.

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