Company: Simmons Foods
Location: Siloam Springs
Posted on: April 6, 2021
PURPOSE OF THE POSITIONProvides reporting and analysis to
support sales, marketing and operations decision-making for a
business unit and drive bottom line performance.
ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible for the financial
segment of Sales and Operations Planning. Creates and maintains
rolling 24-month forecasts for a business unit. Responsible for the
analysis and presentation of business unit results and forecasts to
management and senior executives monthly. Works closely with
supply, demand, plant operations, sales, and marketing teams to
analyze sales plan and project costs down to the line item level.
Supports budgeting for the purchasing unit, closely coordinating
the development of all non-plant budgets.
Responsible for operations analysis. Works directly with plant
controllers and plant operations managers analyzing daily costings,
labor and overhead variances and plant spending. Develops reports
and analyzes performance for a business unit. Develops, maintains
and presents analytical insights based on trends, forecast and
statistical models. Responsible for visualizing and analyzing data.
Works directly with department or plant management to analyze key
metrics. Helps develop appropriate or unique solutions to problems
using research, analysis and creative problem solving. Develops
extensive analytical and forecasting models for senior management,
including "what if" scenario models.
Process owner for monthly and annual closing activities. Prepares
and approves a variety of journal entries. Compiles balance sheet
Participates as a member of the Team. Participates in the ongoing
development, communication and implementation of team concepts,
programs and policies; coordinates work to ensure best practices
with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. As a
member of the Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major
issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc.
Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas that lack
cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and
working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and
actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve
synergy possible within the larger organization.
Simmons Operating systems principles and objectives: Is familiar
with Simmons' established operating systems (e.g. quality,
security, office environment, company policies, LEAN); understands
the responsibility to maintain familiarity with the systems and
this position's role in support of these systems - including a
consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems
and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement
Performs other duties as necessary in support of business
objectives: This position description is intended to guide the
activities of the person in this position and is not intended to
limit the thinking and creativity of the person as to the work of
this function nor is it intended that this describe all the work
that may be required of the person in this position.
Physical Activities: Enters and locates information on a computer.
Visually verifies information, often in small print. Communicates
with Customers, Vendors, or Employees via telephone, in person,
and/or electronic mail.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): As required by visiting
Technical Experience: 3 years accounting and/or financial analysis
experience. Experience in financial modeling, business analysis,
General Ledger, and cost accounting required. Must have a strong
background in Excel and ERP systems. Must demonstrate effective
written and verbal communication skills
Industry Experience: Preference for manufacturing or food
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or
related field, or 4 years related work experience.
Keywords: Simmons Foods, Springdale , Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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