Smithfield Foods

  • Associate Financial Planning Analyst

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    FLSA Status
    Corporate - Day Shift
  • Overview

    The Associate Financial Planning Analyst plays an integral role in analyzing business results and tracking key financial targets. The position is also responsible for delivering valued information via budget and forecast models and management reporting. This team questions performance and identifies threats and opportunities, acting as the analytical engine of the Company to provide insights and support channel and product management in making optimal business decisions.




    • Provide daily direction to the business line managers and channel management as a valued Finance partner in establishing strategy and running daily operations. Evaluate financial and business related data to provide valuable, accurate and timely information on sales performance. Analyze key performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances. Perform competitor and industry analysis. Review RFP’s to ensure revenue rates and cost assumptions are valid and projected margins are within business goals.
    • Support the Company’s financial reporting and analytical data requests, including weekly and monthly financial reporting as well as ad-hoc reporting and analysis. Utilize a business intelligence tool and implement dashboard reporting to monitor daily sales against targets, update cost trend reports and analyze results to ensure they are in line with the business forecast.
    • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial forecasts. Improve and streamline the Organization’s planning process, taking pride in the quality of information provided. Design reports that present both actual and budget data in a concise manner for use by management in decision making.
    • Perform special requests and participate with projects/presentations, as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Accounting or Finance and 1-2 years related experience and/or training with a consumer products company; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Product costing experience is beneficial, although not required.
    • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel.
    • Business Warehouse and PowerPoint experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of financial and business principles.
    • Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to think creatively.
    • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong self-motivation and organization skills.
    • High standards of accuracy.
    • Displays professionalism and integrity.
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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