Financial Analyst - Materials in Middleton WI

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Foremost Farms USA
Financial Analyst - Materials
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Middleton WI
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Job Types:
Accountant, Financial Analyst, Financial Management

JOB TITLE: Financial Analyst - Materials


REPORTS TO: Director of Financial Planning & Analysis Milk, Risk and Supply Chain



Responsible for assisting with financial planning & analytics relating to materials management, this role will be the main support for materials usage forecasting and accurately and timely forecast the future usage of dairy solids. In addition, this role will help maintain analytics capability and will be the secondary FP&A support to the materials management of the organization. Will assist all short and long-term financial forecasting, must be adept and add value to the organization s ability to evaluate the economic implications of milk solids forecasting and usage in pursuit of the goal to be the best performing organization in the dairy industry.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. The essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Tracks and forecasts financial status of initiatives impacting material costs
  • Tracks financial performance related to material costs, provides analysis and commentary versus budget/base business and provides feedback on financially beneficial alternatives.
  • Maintains forecasting models.
  • Provides support for financial activities within Member Milk, Risk Management, & Supply Chain Groups
  • Drives ad hoc financial reporting requests in support of supply chain as needed or requested
  • Implements self-service access to data for functional analytics related to the supply chain and assures accuracy of data for the entirety of supply chain functions
  • Maintains the requirements and deliverables related to all supply chain ad-hoc reporting and analysis assuring accuracy and consistency in both the providing of and the delivery of the analysis
  • Drills into risks and opportunities within the supply chain and communicates them to the supply chain team


The following are required competencies of the position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:

  • Computer Skills:Ability to operate all information technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing and reporting as it applies to this position. Proficiency in Excel required. Prior experience with Board financial software and/or Oracle R12 is a plus.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as dictated letters or memoranda, invoices, company policies and various documentation, paying attention to grammar. Ability to process routine reports and correspondences. Ability to communicate effectively with employees.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to develop predictive models that reflect company outlook at a point in time and be measurable for accuracy to enable improvement over time.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Other Skills & Abilities:Requires a strong financial analysis foundation of analytical skills including building models, online market research, forecasting and modeling. Must possess outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills. Strong people skills, ability to work at all levels and with a variety of backgrounds. Must be a self starter with ability to streamline functions, desire to learn and grow, with ability to demonstrate skills in critical reasoning and process design/development. Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines. Must have the ability to drive a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver s license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands Employee is continuously (more than 67 to 100%% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The employee is occasionally (up to 33% of the time) required to walk and stand. The employee must occasionally (up to 5% of the time) lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate.
  • Protective Equipment This position may need personal protective equipment that is appropriate for the job being performed, such as hearing protection, food safety clothing and other.


This position requires a bachelor s degree in finance, accounting, or related quantitative/technical discipline and one to three years of job-related analytical experience. Experience in the dairy industry and/or manufacturing is beneficial.


Because you and your family matter, Foremost Farms offers some of the best benefits in the area! Our comprehensive medical plan includes health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. You can choose to enroll in a single or family plan with low monthly premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/$500). Other benefits include:

  • 401(k) with a generous company contribution (100% match on up to 8% deferral)
  • Paid time off, starting at 200 hours (25 days)
  • 10 Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave (6 weeks paid at 100%)
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care (childcare) expenses
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral program
  • Advancement opportunities!


It is the policy of Foremost Farms USA to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


Foremost Farms USA, headquartered in Baraboo, Wis.,is a world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to national and international markets. As a dairy cooperative, we are owned by the 1,100 dairy farmers who supply our high-quality milk. Our flexible, diverse plant network allows us to manufacture products and ingredients that are most in-demand and provide a strong, secure market for our member-owners milk.

We re looking for employees who challenge the status quo, innovate and aim for excellence. Because we re working to be the world s best to Be Foremost we ll bring out the best in you.

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Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Successful completion of pre-employment testing is required, which could include a drug test, physical, audiogram, background check, education check and credit check.


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