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.
Conagra has an opening for a Finance Manager on the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis team located in Chicago, IL. This role is responsible for financial review, analysis and consolidation of actual results, projections, annual budgets, and strategic plans for the global business. The team supports the presentation of results for the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors and is heavily involved in monthly business reviews to discuss the P&L, cash flow, working capital and operating expenses. The job also includes preparation of Earnings Release materials and supports enterprise wide initiatives such as portfolio alignment, restatements, mergers and acquisitions, and competitive analytics. Job requires 7+ years of financial work experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant field. Prior management experience preferred.
Develop team/staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; includes developing personal growth opportunities for both staff and self, providing timely feedback, and mentoring to the wider organization.
Develop Cash flow and Balance Sheet forecasts by collaborating with Supply Chain, Corporate Controller's Group, Treasury, Tax and various other finance functions.
Financial review, analysis and consolidation of actuals and projections. Provide concise and insightful commentary to senior leadership, including the CFO.
Prepare the reconciliation of comparability (one-time) items by working with the internal accounting groups.
Maintain the shared service SG&A allocation models. Prepare monthly journal entries and quarterly true-ups.
Manage the overall planning, coordination, development, consolidation and reporting of the Annual Operating Plan and the 3 years Strategic Plan.
Provide M&A team support as needed, including financial modeling, presentation of information to leadership, and assist in leading integration of business teams.
Administer SAP-BPC system including copies within various versions, locking forecasts, running packages and syncing entity and account hierarchies.
Participate and/or lead various finance wide-projects including competitive analytics and reporting; projects will vary depending on business needs.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or strong relevant experience
7+ years in finance or related corporate accounting functions
Prior management experience preferred
MBA, CPA or advanced degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
Effective communication and interpersonal skills with executive-level presence
Team player with positive attitude
Experience developing business presentations and related supporting documents. Exceptional knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint, including advance functions.
Highest standards of accuracy with strong attention to detail; highly organized
Proven ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with internal customers, peers and effectively manage those relationships
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.