Job Description :
Senior Financial Analyst, Third Party Sites & Conversion FP&A
The role has two primary purposes:
To provide financial, compliance and business performance leadership to the Third-Party sites, including working collaboratively with operations to drive efficiencies, productivity initiatives and the most appropriate allocation of resources and investment to create value for Diageo
To provide FP&A activities for Diageo's North American packaging sites to get a view of Total Conversion financials.
Decision Making / Financial Responsibility
Collectively the Third-Party sites bottle ~7 million cases a year with an annual operating budget of ~$28 million
The Finance Analysis provides financial oversight and management for these sites. This includes building awareness and accountability within the organization, reducing complexity, and optimizing business processes
Total Conversion (owned sites and third-party sites) bottles ~55 million cases and has a cost base of $185M
Reports to the Finance Director, Supply Operations.
Manage and influence stakeholders across multiple sites and other functions. Effectively work with numerous members of finance community. Build strong relationships quickly.
Complexity of Role
The role requires understanding in accounting, planning, reporting, analysis and controls.
Understanding of end to end Supply chain and cost accounting
Building and leveraging relationships across different business functions and geographies/countries which are essential to delivering results (Sites are in USA and in Canada)
Provide exceptional business partnering support and financial oversight for the sites to help drive effective decision making.
Lead the development of the annual operating plan (AOP) and monthly LE forecasts/R&O (risks and opportunities).
Coordinate with local and offshore teams the monthly close process and preparation of financial and operational performance reports including Tier/BPM reporting and KPIs.
Be able to connect transactional details to decision support required to drive plant performance.
Ensure that the correct controls and governance is in place to meet CARM and Risk standards.
Perform the costing and standards setting process for third party sites
Provide financial support for key projects & initiatives.
5+ years of financial management/accounting experience, preferably within a manufacturing or fast moving & complex consumer goods environment.
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting is required; a professional accounting designation or MBA is preferred.
Knowledge of the beverage alcohol industry supply chain desirable (particularly distillation/maturation/bottling operations).
Strong PC & systems expertise. SAP knowledge a plus.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Understanding of accounting processes, procedures and internal controls.
Ability to adapt quickly, learn new tasks independently and manage competing priorities.
Proven ability to distill out complex business issues, provide logical, compelling and clear plans for action.
Ability to travel required.
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