Senior Finance Analyst, Forecasting & Reporting

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
10 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Job role
Auto req ID: 226550BR
Job Description
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $68 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complimentary food and beverage portfolio that includes Walkers, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. "Winning with Purpose" reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit .
We're looking for an ambitious and fully qualified analyst to join our finance team based in Reading. This is a key role in the nutrition finance team, owning the monthly forecasting and reporting data management process, during an important transformational period for PepsiCo UK.

What you'll get up to:
  • Provide subject matter expert input & lead transition of Quaker forecasting and reporting processes into Mosaic (new web-based forecasting tool).
  • Key contributor to our adoption of SAP as the new ERP system in PepsiCo UK.
  • Provide analytical support to the Forecast & Reporting Senior Manager to consolidate key insights to deliver meaningful messaging to senior stakeholders in finance and commercial teams.
  • Manage multiple stakeholders from sales, marketing, finance business partners, FP&A and commercial leaders to provide a single point of truth for financial data.
  • Own the maintenance of reporting databases to ensure integrity of forecast and historical data accounting for required restatements and hierarchy amendments.
  • Support key planning processes and data preparation for core business meetings.
  • Conduct variance analysis to draw out drivers of performance and seek corroborating rationale from relevant stakeholders.
  • Continuously look for improvements and efficiencies in our processes and tools.
  • Ensuring smooth period end reporting and explanation of Quaker revenue performance to the FP&A team and CFO.
  • Present key performance & outlook headlines to Commercial leads on a monthly basis.
  • Support the Forecasting and Reporting Senior Manager through the key forecasting processes, including our Annual Operating Plan and monthly forecasting.

What we're looking for:
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA fully qualified
  • Excellent data analysis skills, including the ability to determine whether data is accurate and complete.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge is important but ability to learn new systems critical.
  • Strong numerical and IT skills (Particularly working with financial reporting systems).
  • Commercial acumen with ability to transform data into insights.
  • Attention to detail, ability to sense check / triangulate data.
  • Proven ability to communicate amongst a diverse group of stakeholders and clearly articulate business drivers.
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders to improve processes or course correct based on analytical findings
  • Flexible style, able to work in an environment with competing priorities and a team approach.

Careers at PepsiCo

We pride ourselves on our superb work force. The people in this business genuinely care about doing a great job! We have a common goal - strive to continuously improve our business performance and our own personal development. With the majority of executive team having been promoted organically, we are continually developing and encouraging our employees to push themselves further and offer them support with their continual learning. Career progression is incredibly important to us and we provide great opportunities to grow a long term career.

We offer a competitive salary and package, bonus, private healthcare, pension and many other benefits as well as fantastic flexible working opportunities.

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with the Equality Act 2010, we value diversity at our company; it is an essential part of our success. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, pregnancy or maternity, marital/civil partnerships, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender or gender reassignment, disability or race including; colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.

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