Cargill Accounting and Reporting Senior Analyst in Wayzata, Minnesota

Accounting and Reporting Senior Analyst

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 155,000 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 Accounting & Reporting Senior Analyst role will be part of the newly formed North America (NA) Accounting and Finance team which provides accounting and finance expertise for our businesses within the Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) enterprise. The Accounting & Reporting Sr. Analyst role is a challenging opportunity to learn the complexities of the diverse businesses within CAN NA utilizing strong accounting, business acumen, and problem solving/analysis skills.

This person will serve a critical business partnering role and will be responsible to deliver deep understanding of business performance and key management reporting - partnering with FP&A and commercial leaders to enhance decision making within CAN NA.

Analysis and Reporting- 35%

  • Creates, reviews and delivers timely, accurate and consistent management reports/packages. Interprets results and develops key financial measures to support. Management reports may include: period end results and commentary, budgets, forecasts and supporting commentary, customer and product profitability reports, and other adhoc management reporting.

  • Applies a broad level of understanding to conduct deep and complex financial analyses. This analyses will include month end results, balance sheet and income statement trend analysis, annual budgets, forecasts, and customer and product profitability analysis. Included in this analysis will be supporting documentation and commentary on variances and identification and communication of risks and recommendations on areas of opportunities.

Accounting Processes, Procedures and Controls- 25%

  • With limited oversight, performs and/or reviews month end processes.

  • Develops and implements accounting policies and procedures.

  • Creates and monitors controls, ensuring that our accounting/operational processes are in compliance with GAAP, Cargill’s policies and procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.

  • Identifies areas of standardization and improvement.

Business Partnership- 20%

  • Collaborates with peers across Cargill Business Services, Accounting & Finance,, FP&A and other Center of Expertises across businesses and regions, to assure accurate and consistent information and drive process simplification, standardization and optimization of management reporting processes.

  • Partners with FP&A, Business and Functional leaders to provide the financial guidance and insight needed to achieve the finance strategy and strategic goals of the business.

Continuous Improvement- 15%

  • Collaborative across business process owners and providers to streamline processes and ensure accountability for accurate business financial statements.

  • Ensures proper data governance for business activities and proper alignment with data standards.

  • Monitor and assess key process and business metrics for financial reporting units to ensure end-to-end process effectiveness.

  • Partner with controls domain to address any audit issues and proactively set up processes to ensure future risks are mitigated.

  • Leverage process and technology team to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Other Duties As Assigned- 5%

  • Build capability and business knowledge with share service partners.

  • Manage to outcomes by holding partners able.

  • Champion and support change management activities for finance activities and processes.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience.

  • Any Experience in analyzing and reviewing financial statements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively with many functional groups and levels – both written and orally.

  • Technical aptitude-ability to utilize technology (e.g. excel, power BI, ERP systems) to drive efficiency.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.

  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to internal controls.

Business Acumen

  • GAAP knowledge.

  • Previous experience with budgeting.

  • Experience in analyzing profitability at various levels (customer, product).

Success Attributes

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills with all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to clearly explain technical topics in a simple manner.

  • Continuous Improvement Focus.

  • Tableau, JDE experience a plus.

Career Development

This position provides a variety of career development opportunities including P&L management, financial analysis, product line leadership and strong business partnering to help drive business decisions.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06972