Sr. Financial Analyst in Mount Prospect IL

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Mizkan America
Sr. Financial Analyst
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Mount Prospect IL
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Job Types:
Accountant, Financial Analyst, Financial Management


  • The Sr. Financial Analyst SG&A will lead closing process for SG&A costs, develop the budget, forecast and reporting for Sales, General and Administrative Expenses for the Mizkan America organization.In addition, this position provides support in financial reporting, detailed analysis, interpretation and evaluation of a variety of information to identify issues and other implications. This position plays a key roles into engaging functional leaders to give them visibility to costs and maintaining controls to spending levels.


  • Establish and maintain allocation methodology at Budget time and execute for monthly actuals and Forecast
  • Prepare the monthly SG&A reports and provide meaningful explanations of variance vs budget & latest forecast.
  • Meet with Department Heads and review the variance by account providing details when needed
  • Take ownership of SG&A performance during close process by performing detailed comprehensive review of expenses within assigned cost center(s).
  • Work with Accounting dpt. during month end close to provide allocation by department between the business units
  • Be a key leader to implement controls for OH spending (IO spending, CXO approval to key projects)
  • Identify cost savings opportunities related to OH and make recommendation to CXO team
  • Analyze late fees for Headquarter payments, identify root causes and provide course correction
  • Analyze travel expenses from COUPA system and identify trends
  • Support FP&A managers by providing relevant comments OH PnL lines for MTD and YTD
  • Headcount reporting for MA at all locations (FTE and contractors)
  • Set-up, maintain and report on SAP Internal Orders for Marketing, Research & Development Groups and other departments at Mizkan
  • Develop and maintain a similar process in AX
  • Coordinate the budget process for SG&A and ensure all FP&A team and other stakeholders are on the same page.
  • Upload the budget by cost center/department and account to BPC and other tools/systems if needed
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, simplification and automation
  • Additional support for ad-hoc analysis and special projects



A qualified candidate will have strong communication and critical-thinking skills, the ability to work cross-functionally with various levels of personnel across the organization and deliver on commitments.

This candidate needs to work comfortably in a fast paced, unpredictable environment where changing priorities may occur frequently based on needs.

The right candidate will have:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance or related degree
  • A minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience including experience working in the CPG industry
  • Familiarity with consolidation and financial reporting
  • Strong understanding of SAP general ledger system, BPC and Microsoft AX
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is a must
  • Ability to understand issues, demonstrate resourcefulness and pro-actively resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities and effectively meet deadlines
  • Excellent planning and problem solving skills with the ability to work in a fast paced and limited resource environment
  • Strong communication skills including ability to providing guidance to internal team members.
  • Proficiency in Excel Word and Power-point required
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, must have demonstrated ability to work well with others in the Team
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