Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Associate Financial Analyst Intern
Who is Conagra Brands?
Conagra Brands is an approximately $8 billion company that combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus and entrepreneurial spirit. We're transforming the way we operate to fulfill what consumers and customers want, in a smart, simple way. We're modernizing our iconic food brands, leveraging fresh opportunities and adapting to a changing landscape all with a culture that's ready to capture growth and drive shareholder value.
Job Profile Summary
Your internship will be an 11-week immersion into Conagra Brands. The Associate Financial Analyst Intern performs analyses and reporting for assigned financial area under general supervision. Assists in other financial research projects and analysis of business operations. May perform business partnering, analytics, AOP & Strat Plan, monthly forecasting, Metrics & Scorecard, and/or Period close. Areas of responsibility may include: Finance, Accounting, Internal Audit, Treasury, M&A, Investor Relations, Risk Mgmt, Insurance & Loss, Tax, Credit, Trade, Pricing, Freight or Financial Systems.
To enhance your overall understanding of our company, we will provide opportunities to network with peers and leaders to gain an appreciation for the breadth of career paths available at Conagra Brands.
Location: Omaha, NE or Chicago, IL
Interns will work 40 hours per week May 20-August 2, 2018
Housing Assistance will be available to those who do not have housing in Omaha
Social and Professional Development Opportunities, such as Intern Orientation, Lessons from Leaders and a Summer Send Off
Functional and Cross Functional Trainings, Overviews, and Learnings
Intern class of 50+ students from 12+ colleges and universities across the country
Perks such as "dress for your day" attire, 1 p.m. dismissals on Fridays, and free downtown parking
Serve as a business partner for specified function on accounting and finance related questions. This will involve the ability to assess business needs, resolve risks and opportunities in a timely manner, and clear communication of issues/business results.
Participate in the preparation and compilation of the annual operating plan (AOP) and strategic plan for assigned component of the P&L and related balance sheet accounts.
Update the monthly forecast for assigned function based on business changes. Actively communicate changes to business partners by providing specific, actionable and forward-looking commentary on the various changes as well as guidance on potential risk.
Participate in month-end/quarter-end close activities to ensure completion of assigned tasks, including identification and resolution of unusual items and issues in a timely manner.
Provide comprehensive financial analysis and models for various requests depending on the assigned function (product development, customer analysis, competitive analysis, pricing, etc.).
Responsible for project work that will rotate and cut across several different financial disciplines including, but not limited to FP&A, new product development, manufacturing investments, and in-market investments.
Lead the development of metrics, scorecards and reporting for assigned function.
Evaluate and deliver periodic metrics, scorecards and reports
Provide FP&A support as needed
Participate in various finance wide-projects, projects will vary depending on business needs
Pursuing Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting or Finance required
Ability to self-motivate in a fast paced environment, ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment.
Knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts.
Ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with internal customers peers and effectively manages those relationships.
Ability to effectively working across multiple departments to complete a project or resolve an organizational challenge.
Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
Experience thinking critically, including leveraging analytics, benchmarking, and insights to generate meaningful strategies and solutions.
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.