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Financial Analyst Co-Pilot

Company: Nestle
Location: Solon
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestle is the place for you. Nestle USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestle's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other!

At Nestle USA, we are committed to providing high quality products that are essential to living well. As individuals and teams, we are empowered to make meaningful contributions that positively impact our families, communities, and planet. With our portfolio of global brands, the opportunities to innovate and grow are limitless. As the world's leading food and beverage company, our focus is not only about delighting our customers, it's about enriching you!

Position Overview:

This key role is responsible for proactively crafting and delivering relevant, actionable analyses and reporting to internal customers and support our Contract Manufacturers through the Nestle financial processes. The individual must be able to effectively interact, collaborate and communicate across multiple functions in the organization, cooperating and building consensus to get results. The position will plan, prioritize and manage workload in an environment of competing priorities where risk must be accurately assessed to support and guide timely and sound business decisions. The role provides opportunity to provide leadership, direct others, coach people, manage projects, and think strategically while dealing with business complexity.

The Analyst will play a leadership role by providing the Operations Finance Manager with accurate and timely financial information and analysis, making and implementing sound recommendations to improve controls, as well as improving operating costs for the co-manufacturer. The position will operate as a key finance lead and strategic business partner to the Contract Manufacturing management team, and other key business functions. Key areas of responsibility include financial planning and analysis, decision support to improve overall business performance, coordination of monthly financial close, performance management reporting and special projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Financial Analysis & Decision Support: Ensure timely forecast accuracy of Cost of Production. Drive transparency and communication of risks and opportunities to key partners. Collaborate with T&P finance across categories for the communication (identification of new practices, revision of current practices, understanding), implementation of Finance & Control Best Practices. Provide timely and relevant analysis to customers from T&P to enable decision making and business planning.
  • Project Management: Support the Contract Manufacturing team with Co-Manufacturing on-boarding and start up. Ensuring the most efficient and financially compliant set up and management.
  • Innovation & Renovation: Lead and drive evaluations in collaboration with contract manufacturing managers on the feasibility of new products, savings generation cost impacts and other initiatives related to Co-Manufacturing, and champion actions and projects that improve operating costs or grow sustainable business profitably


  • BA/BS with major in Accounting or Finance, or BA/BS degree with coursework up to and including intermediate accounting
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in Accounting/Finance

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Food industry experience
  • Hands-on knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP) or International Accounting Standards (IAS) assumptions, principles and constraints (i.e. economic equity, going concern, monetary unit, periodic reporting, historical cost, revenue recognition matching, full disclosure, cost-benefit relationship, materiality, and conservatism)
  • Proven ability to design financial & non-financial measurements and key performance indicators to drive improved business performance
  • Decision support skills
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and forecasting for cost centers / balance sheet accounts
  • Working knowledge of financial concepts & principles including cash flow, NPV, IRR, return on investment, Economic Profit, etc.
  • Ability to understand and communicate the drivers of product profit & loss
  • Complex financial modeling skills
  • Knowledge of the principles of cost accounting and activity-based costing
  • Nestle Accounting Standards (NAS) - for internal candidates
  • Computer skills: MS Windows including intermediate Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; basic Access, and experience using SAP

    Proven Ability to:

  • Effectively manage competing priorities by choosing those deliverables that will have the highest impact on the performance results
  • Manage/prioritize time, information, and resources effectively in order to meet deadlines and respond to requests on a timely basis; multi-task.
  • Network across functional and divisional silos
  • Build, focus and motivate effective teams
  • Influence business decisions with concrete financial support
  • Resolve conflicts / discrepancies positively and professionally
  • Work independently in solving business issues and taking initiative
  • Partner with the customer / other functional teams to drive business results and meet deliverables
  • Recommend possible strategic courses of action to capitalize on business opportunities
  • Identify risks and opportunities
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, including presentation skills

    Requisition ID:206746

    It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

    To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

    The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

    This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestle, Cleveland , Financial Analyst Co-Pilot, Accounting, Auditing , Solon, Ohio

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