Financial Analyst - Supply Chain Finance

Smithfield Foods, Inc. Lisle , IL 60532

Posted 2 months ago

Job Locations

US-IL-Lisle US-VA-Smithfield US-VA-Suffolk

Your Opportunity

The Supply Chain Finance team is seeking out driven, detail-oriented professionals to exercise GAAP principles while preserving the superior financial standing of our company. These personnel examine financial data for accurate costing, trends and opportunities, and performance against target. The Analyst will be responsible for analysis within the functional areas of the supply chain, including transportation, warehouse and inventory planning related transactions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Prepare, review and distribute monthly financial reports for the transportation and warehousing division of Smithfield Foods.

  • Determines cost of operations by establishing standard costs; collecting operational data.

  • Identifies financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plan and forecast.

  • Guides cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends; explaining processes and techniques; recommending actions.

  • Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; studying proposed changes in methods.

  • Responsible for month-end, quarter-end and year-end close for assigned functional areas.

  • Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.

  • Assist in developing management reports through functional knowledge of our ERP system, including the following: SAP BI, SAP BPC & SAP General Ledger, as well as our transportation system.

  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and potential assignment to special studies/teams to assist management in evaluating key opportunities for the company.

  • Compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley internal reporting requirements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance or Economics and 2+ years' experience in reporting, consolidation and financial analysis; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Prior accounting/GAAP knowledge.

  • Experience in CPG industry is a plus.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel & Access).

  • Knowledge of data analytics systems and reporting functionality is a plus.

  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects as well as strong follow through skills.

  • Ability to complete projects timely and accurately critical.

  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly." and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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