Sr. Financial Analyst

Cargill, Inc. Wichita , KS 67251

Posted 2 months ago

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Position Purpose & Summary

The Commodity FRM Senior Analyst is responsible for position reporting and trading profitability analysis for the North America Protein business. This role identifies, captures and reports on commodity, foreign exposure, and counterparty risks and manages the daily and monthly mark-to-market P&L reporting processes. This position is responsible for ensuring that commodity risks are accurately presented in the financial statements.

This role is part of the Financial Risk Management domain within Cargill Protein. The Senior Risk Analyst role is a challenging opportunity to apply the complexities of commodity risk finance utilizing strong problem solving and communication skills and a focus on supporting our ERP Initiatives and ad hoc projects. The candidate will have the opportunity to partner with senior risk management leaders to support key initiatives and drive process efficiencies. This is a great next step for an ambitious finance professional. This role requires an enthusiastic hands-on and can-do individual who has solid accounting and/or finance background, enjoys making improvements (large and small), and is able to effectively partner with and influence senior leaders. Candidates for this role must be able to demonstrate a strong project capability, effectively prioritize competing objectives, demonstrate a natural curiosity, and have the desire to gain a deep understanding of processes to build business acumen. It is important to be comfortable with change and challenge the status quo by offering new ideas and business insights.

Principal Accountabilities

60% Ensure Accurate and Timely Risk and Trading P&L Reporting

  • Prepare and distribute accurate and timely position reports for commodity, foreign exchange, and counterparty risks to the multiple stakeholders including trading, commercial, business leadership, Cargill Risk Committee, and external regulators such as the CFTC.

  • Monitor compliance with position limits, communicate breaches, and follow up on corrective action.

  • Partner with trading and commercial leads to identify risk exposures and ensure compliance with corporate commodity risk reporting policies.

  • Calculate a daily and monthly mark-to-market P&L, validating market prices used for valuations and ensuring that commodity risks are accurately presented in financial statements.

  • Reconcile futures and options activities, including broker reconciliations and confirmation of fees, commissions and margining.

  • Lead the setup of new trading strategies and develop reporting for Financial Risk Management.

  • Support ERP initiatives as the primary Protein business contact for the Global Derivatives Project, Symphony SAP project and other ad hoc projects.
    40% Optimize Processes and Champion Continuous Improvement

  • Identify and implement process simplification, standardization and automatization of position reporting and P&L processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Work across the Protein FRM organization to align commodity position and trading P&L reporting processes.

  • Actively participate in new systems implementations or stabilizations as a trading subject matter expert.

  • Partner with the Process Improvement and Controls A&F domains to design and implement controlled FRM and business processes.

  • Partner with the Protein Risk Manager to drive accuracy in risk exposure reporting and bring new insights to traders.

Education, Experience, Skills

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, Risk Management, Economics, or Mathematics

  • Minimum 5 years of accounting, finance and/or commodity risk management experience.

  • Proven ability to identify and assess risk

  • Self-starter with a curious and inquisitive mind and proven ability to challenge and influence changes

  • Strong financial analysis skills

  • Ability to communicate, influence and build trust with stakeholders at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.

  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional initiatives.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to internal controls.

  • Travel 10-15%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with PowerBI, Alteryx, or Tableau.

This position provides a variety of career development opportunities including developing deep expertise in commodity position risk and commodity trading within a processing business, change management and process optimization. Additionally, this role gives opportunities to gain exposure to a wide range of business functions including finance/accounting, trading, commercial, strategic pricing, compliance and risk management.


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