Cargill Financial Accounting & Reporting Sr Analyst in Wayzata, Minnesota

Financial Accounting & Reporting Sr 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.


Position Purpose

This role is a member of the Financial Reporting & Accounting team for Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain North America. Reporting to the Financial Reporting & Accounting Manager, this individual ensures accuracy of the business financial statements, helps enable financial reporting and analysis capabilities and pursues continuous improvement of month end close processes. To accomplish this, the person in this role partners with other A&F domains, Cargill Business Services (CBS), FP&A, Corporate A&F and other Centers of Expertise.

Principal Accountabilities

40% Financial Reporting and Partnering

  • Assist in the preparation of accurate monthly financial reporting and financial statements, including balance sheet, profit and loss, return on investment, that reflect the activities of the business.

  • Support month end close working closely with CBS partners to ensure timeliness and accuracy of activities.

  • Support monthly reporting and business financial reviews, analyzing and discussing the key insights from the actual financial results with the business.

  • Provide financial and technical expertise on complex accounting issues to ensure accuracy of financial statements leveraging the financial expertise of Corporate A&F, Technical Accounting, Controls and other process advisor.

  • Support the development and implementation of reporting and analytics tools, dashboards, metrics, data sets using Tableau, Power BI or similar tools.

  • Support the annual budget process partnering with FP&A, A&F and functional leads.

  • Provide leadership and partners with other functional teams to establish the ongoing development of financial information that support the business decisions and strategic goals.

  • Support the implementation of finance initiatives and process improvements such as ERP system changes.

  • Assist in providing technical accounting expertise for MADJV activities, as needed, in collaboration with relevant functions and partners.

20% Financial Controls

  • Support the quarterly CRP process and own follow-up actions as required.

  • Ensure compliance with the financial control framework and that financial controls are designed properly and operating effectively across end-to-end financial processes.

  • Escalate control deficiencies to the Controls Advisor.

  • Support internal & external audits and compliance reviews.

  • Support tax and compliance reporting for the business, including transfer pricing requirements.

  • Other financial control activities as needed.

20% Continious Improvement

  • Leverage technology to improve financial reporting effectiveness and efficiency

  • Collaborative across business process (PRTP, OTSC, RTR) 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.

  • Partner with controls domain to proactively set up processes to ensure future risks are mitigated.

10% Other Duties As Assigned

  • Build capability and business knowledge within CBS.

  • Manage to outcomes by holding partners able.

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


Required Qualifications

  • Accounting or Finance degree, designation

  • Strong technical skills and GAAP knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7 years or more of financial reporting and accounting experience

  • Experience using business intelligence tools (Power BI, Tableau)

  • Experience managing data to develop reports, analysis and insights

  • Experience with J.D. Edwards, SAP or other integrated business systems

  • Experience with Shared Services migrations

  • Trading business and/or processing/manufacturing experience

  • Experience leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision making

Success Factors

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Demonstrated ability to build trust across multiple stakeholder groups

  • Proven accounting/finance leader with strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of the organization

  • Self-motivated for high performance

  • Demonstrated ability of continuous improvement, process optimization, and intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional groups

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to partner and engage with centers of expertise (like Corporate COE’s, CBS-Finance, Audit, etc)

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and use technology to improve process and control

  • Demonstrated knowledge and a commitment to internal controls

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Other Locations Canada-Manitoba-Winnipeg

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06884