Cargill Sr. FP&A Analyst in Wayzata, Minnesota

Sr. FP&A 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 & Summary

The Food Ingredients & Bioindustrial Enterprise has an analyst opportunity focused on Enterprise FP&A priorities, providing analysis and insight for the FIBI Executive Leadership. As a senior analyst, you will strengthen analytical and communication skills while having the opportunity to demonstrate creativity. This role is involved in a wide range of FP&A activities, including planning/forecasting, metrics analysis, and capital spending. This work culminates in analyses and presentations for senior leaders. All of these responsibilities continue to develop a broad perspective of Cargill and enhance financial skills.

This analyst builds strong relationships with functions and the business including leadership teams will be critical for value creation opportunities; relates to others with candor, openness, and transparency; approaches work with a global perspective; builds trust across multiple stakeholder groups’ has a strong ability to navigate ambiguity, can adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.

This role requires close collaboration with Corporate COEs in order to drive compliance with reporting requirements and guidelines, including the annual corporate strategic and annual planning process.

Principal Accountabilities

50% Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Develop insightful presentations, bringing new ideas and perspectives to facilitate decision-making.

  • Calculate and report Enterprise performance metrics, research questions, coordinate with business and functions.

  • Partner with business groups and functions in preparation of analyses.

  • Support corporate requirements on topics such as annual and strategic planning, capital planning, margin and cost targets.

  • Define and work with stakeholders to improve data integrity and usefulness throughout the platform, including identification and implementation of opportunities to improve operations and processes that impact data.

  • Challenge the business groups with a critical view and propose opportunities to improve.

  • Assist with monthly reporting (global) and communicate results to the business leadership.

  • Identify improvement opportunities for enterprise business and performance reporting. Help implement approved action plans.

  • Demonstrates an application of broad/diverse commercial and business knowledge, with understanding of how all areas come together and operate as an Enterprise.

  • Ability to connect the dots and continuously seek “win-win” solutions.

  • Communicates as an official spokesperson for FIBI Finance with the business groups and Corporate COEs and Functions in a variety of settings.

30% Participate in Planning and Forecasting activities, driving improvements in efficiency and depth:

  • Review and analyze integrated business planning forecasts and information for understanding of key drivers and relevant topics to escalate to Enterprise Business Reviews.

  • Partner with group FP&A leaders to align Enterprise expectations with planning and forecasting processes.

  • Provide reporting and analysis on forecasting/planning to Enterprise Finance Leader.

  • Utilize and improve existing frameworks and reports to enhance the analytical environment.

20% Prepare special analyses and project support for the Enterprise finance activity


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or other Business related degree

  • 5 years relevant professional finance experience

  • Experience in planning and forecasting with strong supporting financial theory

  • Experience and understanding of a wide variety of analytical processes, tools, and approaches

  • Ability to understand a problem, structure the necessary analysis and develop solutions.

  • Highly motivated and self-directed, results driven, and proactive attitude

  • Demonstrates high degree of curiosity. Invest time and energy into learning. Seeks different points of view and perspectives (internal and external).

  • Builds trust across multiple stakeholder groups

  • Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Energy and enthusiasm to develop role and own capabilities; Challenge, Innovate, Change

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis

  • Experience in integrated business planning and/or portfolio and project management

  • Extremely proficient with Excel, PowerPoint and visualization tools (PowerBI or Tableau)

  • This role is an excellent opportunity to gain strong business, financial, and leadership skills.

  • This position will be working with senior finance professionals across enterprise

  • This position will develop skills in building alignment across multiple functions and business groups

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: WAY06897