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Financial Analyst - Wonderful Orchards

Company: The Wonderful Company
Location: Shafter
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

With approximately 100,000 planted acres in California's San Joaquin Valley, Wonderful Orchards is the world's largest grower of almonds, pistachios and pomegranates. Wonderful Orchards is a part of The Wonderful Company, a privately held $5 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands which include Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Halos, POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, Teleflora, and JUSTIN Wine.

Position Summary:

We are currently looking for a Financial Analyst to be a key part of the Orchards Financial Planning & Analysis team supporting Wonderful Orchards in the annual budgeting process and monthly financial forecast and analysis. This position will provide both financial and strategic support to senior management, including preparing financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, and other special projects.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Efficiently compile, organize and analyze financial information and raw data; interpret data to explain past financial performance and project future results
  • Aid in the development and execution of the annual budget and monthly forecasts for farming activities, focusing on the underlying business drivers, key financial and operating metrics, and relative sensitivity analysis
  • Develop and manage reports for spending trends, capital analysis, and forecasting while collaborating with operations teams to monitor budget adherence and ensure proper financial decisions
  • Assess, monitor, track and improve effectiveness of labor, materials & overhead spend
  • Utilize Tableau, Oracle and Oracle Hyperion to develop and communicate value-added reporting
  • Provide assistance for ad-hoc analytical projects to operations teams as assigned

As part of completing these responsibilities, it will be necessary for the Analyst to build and maintain strong relationships throughout the organization. This position also requires actively partnering with cross-functional teams throughout the organization in order to understand farming expenses and the main KPI's that drive efficiency. The Analyst is responsible for all aspects of their analyses: formulating the plan, determining the data requirements, extracting and manipulating the data, conducting the analyses, determining the conclusions and then communicating those to the working team in a concise and organized fashion. The Analyst will regularly interact with the farming Senior Leadership team and must be able to do so confidently and professionally.

Here's what you'll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics or a related field is required.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of progressive experience in finance, accounting or a related field
  • Analytical and reporting skills with the ability to resolve issues and develop new processes when necessary
  • Ability to analyze large volumes of data, including ability to effectively communicate findings and recommendations in a concise and intuitive manner
  • Experience in Excel is preferred - including building and maintaining financial models; Oracle, EBS, Hyperion or Tableau experience is a plus.
  • Outstanding verbal/written communication, presentation, organizational and teamwork skills are required
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented and can work with limited supervision in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial small-team environment
  • To multi-task, prioritize and work quickly/accurately under pressure and with constantly shifting priorities to meet deadlines/deliverables
  • Ability to travel to multiple farming office locations within the central valley of California
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as needed
  • Be on the forefront of a growing business!
  • Competitive benefits packing including Medical, Vision, Dental, 401k and bonus opportunity
  • Continued training and generous Education Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Sick, Vacation, Personal Hours and holiday time
  • Wonderful Giving (www.wonderfulgiving.com) -- allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice

Why choose Wonderful?

The Wonderful Company is a successful, entrepreneurial, privately held company with healthy, iconic, authentic brands, and ethical, creative, innovative business practices. We are passionate about sustainability, social responsibility, philanthropy, and wellness -- for our employees, their communities, and consumers around the world.

  • We are harvesting a better world - We use the power of business to make the world a better place.
  • We nourish, naturally - We believe that what you put into your body matters. The most nutritious -- and best-tasting -- foods are those from nature.
  • We play to win - Our employees set ambitious goals and meet challenges with unified purpose and unmatched energy.
  • We act differently - With courage and fearlessness, we are relentless in our quest to inspire healthier. food and beverage choices. As a privately held organization, we have the freedom and the power to make quick and effective decisions.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values, visit www.wonderful.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Wonderful Orchards and The Wonderful Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

Keywords: The Wonderful Company, Bakersfield , Financial Analyst - Wonderful Orchards, Other , Shafter, California

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