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Senior Finance Analyst

Chicago, Illinois

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 148846BR

Job Description

As a Finance Senior Analyst at PepsiCo, you will be a key Finance contact responsible for providing the financial expertise and recommendations that enable effective decision-making within the business. This is your opportunity to take your financial and analytical skills to the next level with endless possibilities!

The Financial Senior Analyst will be the key finance contact for the AWG, Grocery Supply and Brookshire Brothers Customer teams in the Nutrition West Region. The Finance Senior Analyst will provide overall support for the period end results, preparation of forecasts, Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Innovation Growth or Integrated Business Plans, along with financial analysis, reporting and budgeting.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with Field Sales and Business Unit Sales Strategy to lead the annual plan process providing thought leadership on growth-driver based build, summarizing gaps to BU targets, and recommending creative solutions towards closing the gap
  • Build strong relationships with the Sales leadership team and provide support for key business deliverables providing clear guidance to sales team- all focused on delivering profitable growth
  • Review trade accruals for accuracy and completeness working with cross-functional team each period close. Ensure accrual process is compliant with all SOX requirements. This will require leading the overall effort of updating TPM/SAP with accurate event data working with Sales and TPAs. In addition, review liability balances periodically as well as lead the formal quarterly HQ/BU review requirements
  • Lead the periodic Forecast process providing clear guidance to the team, identify key business drivers, gain alignment with Sales leadership, and provide key insight to Business Units
  • Review "pre" (IFRs) & "post" promotional event analysis and lead the interaction between the Sales team and the BUs
  • Communicate periodic results to Sales management identifying potential risks and opportunities
  • Perform ad hoc analyses that demonstrate problem solving, provide insightful analysis of business results to Senior Management, and then successfully influence acceptance of your recommendations to the broader team
  • Identify opportunities for process simplification and consistently focus the team on the most critical priorities
  • Provide coaching to sales team to enhance their financial skill sets and build partnering relationships that ensure both functions are working together to enhance team performance



  • Bachelor’s Degree Required (Finance, Accounting or Business Administration preferred)

Work Experience:
  • 4 + years of years of practical exposure in some of the following areas: Financial Planning and Analysis, evaluating business performance, Financial Accounting and /or Control

Skills & Capabilities:
  • Experience with forecasting and budgeting, financial modeling
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to translate analytical findings into actionable solutions and processes
  • Ability to function well in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills to manage information gathering requests
  • Results oriented with the ability to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to quickly learn various in-house software applications (including SAP)
  • Aptitude to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 5% of the time (or once a year)

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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