Senior Financial Analyst

Ghirardelli Chocolate
San Leandro
06 Jul 2018
03 Aug 2018
Contract type
Full time
Job Description This high profile, growth–oriented, and challenging corporate position will play a key role in the financial finance organization at Ghirardelli. This individual will provide financial support to Business Leaders and Executives across the company, prepare ad–hoc financial analysis and tools to support investment and cost reduction decisions, and provide business partners with actionable insights into financial levers. This individual must possess a great attention to detail, a high aptitude for technology and financial systems, and a strong desire and ability to work within a dynamic environment. Additionally, a strong candidate for this role will have a strong understanding of the P&L, and be able to develop strong collaborative relationships across all departments, while remaining comfortable in proposing and defending opposing perspectives.

Scope of Responsibilities:
  • Support the Finance Director in the development, communication, and management of the company budget and latest estimate timelines, ensuring all information requirements and reporting deadlines are met.
  • Proactively influence functional business partners to address opportunities through regular and ad–hoc projects and analyses as needed, by partnering with other departments to analyze business opportunities from a feasibility, profitability, and ROI perspective.
  • Provide decision support to drive initiatives and process changes in the organization, and support the development and tracking of KPIs to demonstrate success of the initiatives.

Position Profile: Attributes for Success
Specific Knowledge and Skills:
  • A solid understanding of accounting and financial concepts
  • Advanced Excel skills with experience in financial modeling
  • Proficient experience with a windows–based ERP and reporting system
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong desire to work in a dynamic environment, with the ability to multi–task and adapt to changing priorities
  • Willingness and flexibility to vary hours and efforts according to deadlines

Education and Work Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or related field required
  • MBA with a concentration in Business, Accounting, Finance, or Economics is a plus
  • Experience in the CPG industry desired
  • Minimum of at least 3 years of job related experience
  • Familiarity with JD Edwards, Cognos and/or SaaS Financial Planning Tool
Company Description Since 1852, Ghirardelli has created a legacy of creativity that sets our company apart from our competitors. Today, our innovative heritage continues to thrive, as Ghirardelli team members of different backgrounds work together, joined by a common passion: bringing new, delicious ideas to life. We've made it our priority to offer a supportive, engaging culture where our people feel valued, not simply for the skills they bring to our company, but for who they are as individuals.

That's why we make sure that all of our team members, even if you are new to the company, have the opportunity to work on exciting, challenging projects and are given everything they need to do their best work. So we invite you to explore our opportunities and discover a place where your ideas come to life, as part of our delicious legacy.