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Analyst Financial

Company name
Ralston Purina Company.

Arlington, VA, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Finance

Posted on
Feb 02,2019

Valid Through
May 18,2019

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Analyst Financial','19000687','!*!

Foods people love. The life you imagined. And the culinary capital.


We are writing a new chapter in our journey; Nestlé USA has opened its new U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, directly across from Washington, D.C.   As a part of this extraordinary moment, you have the opportunity to help build the Nestlé USA of today, and tomorrow.

Our new home in the D.C. area offers close proximity to world class restaurants, shopping, and museums. You are steps away from the world’s largest museum, the Smithsonian, and renowned national landmarks such as the Washington Monument.  

 Nestlé USA is transforming what we do, how we do it, and where we work.  Now is the time to define your future, and ours, too.   Find your fulfilling personal and professional life, matched with our competitive benefits, focus on innovation and limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career.

Discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition.  As the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you.



This role is financial analyst co-pilot, reporting to the Finance Manager, and will be responsible for supporting portfolio businesses within the Beverage Division.

The Finance co-pilot analyst role is responsible to work and support the brand as a strategic business partner to the commercial team including brand marketing teams, CSD team, and other key business functions and be responsible for lead for short term and long term planning processes.

The individual must be able to effectively interact, collaborate and communicate across multiple functions in the organization, cooperating and building consensus to drive results for the brands they are responsible for.

This co–pilot analyst will play a co-leadership role by providing the commercial team with accurate and timely financial information and analysis, making and implementing sound recommendations to profitably grow the business, as well as improving operating costs for the brand. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Manage/Facilitate/Participate in Key processes. (MBP, MBS, ICP, OP, SKU Rationalization and NPDI Financial Analysis & Decision Support: Co-Lead multi-functional teams by working closely with division marketing, supply chain, sales and operational teams to improve business performance across all P&L line items. Co-Lead and champion actions and projects that improve operating costs or grow sustainable business profitably.

Responsible to create and analyze new Products P&L and make recommendations for Marketing and Sales team (NPDI)

Perform ad hoc analysis and work on special projects as requested by management.

Support the initiatives of NUSA through active participation in cross-organizational (and/or cross-functional) teams.','!*!BASIC/ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

BA/BS with major in Accounting or Finance

Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in Accounting/Finance

Proficiency in use of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) and working knowledge of Essbase, SAP and B/W


Willingness to relocate for career advancement


Food industry experience



Hands-on knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP) or International Accounting Standards (IAS) assumptions, principles and constraints (i.e. economic equity, going concern, monetary unit, periodic reporting, historical cost, revenue recognition matching, full disclosure, cost-benefit relationship, materiality, and conservatism)

Hands-on knowledge of financial statements, including P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow

Demonstrated ability to design financial & non-financial measurements and key performance indicators (KPI’s) to drive improved business performance

Ideal candidate is results focused, a self-starter with strong initiative, naturally inquisitive, able to think independently and has a desire to make a difference

Working knowledge of budget preparation and forecasting for cost centers / balance sheet accounts

Working knowledge of financial concepts & principles including cash flow, NPV, IRR, ROI, Economic Profit, etc.

Ability to understand and communicate the drivers of product profit & loss Complex financial modeling skills

Knowledge of the principles of cost accounting and activity-based costing

Nestlé Accounting Standards (NAS) - for internal candidates

Computer skills: MS Windows including intermediate Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; basic Access, and working knowledge of Hyperion Essbase, SAP, B/W



Investment justification skills, Project management skills



Demonstrated ability to:

Effectively manage competing priorities by choosing those deliverables that will have the highest impact on the performance results

Manage/organize time, information, and resources effectively in order to meet deadlines and respond to requests on a timely basis; multi-task

Network across functional and divisional silos

Influence business decisions with concrete financial support

Resolve conflicts / discrepancies positively and professionally

Work independently in solving business issues and taking initiative

Partner with the customer / other functional teams to drive business results and meet deliverables

Recommend possible strategic courses of action to capitalize on business opportunities

Identify risks and opportunities

Manage projects

Leverage best practices

Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, including presentation skills

Apply good judgment and professional integrity in decision-making','Finance / Accounting / Audit','US-VA-Arlington-Arlington','','Nestle USA','Full-time','','Ongoing','Analyst Financial

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Ralston Purina Company.
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Company Profile
The reason we're so invested in the quality of our food is because we love pets as much as you do. You’ll find pets in our homes, and even sitting by our feet as we work in our offices. Our passion for pets goes beyond pushing pet nutrition forward, and into forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need. After all, we've seen firsthand how powerful the bond with a pet can be, and the many unique ways that pets can strengthen our families and bring our communities closer. Because we want dedicated and passionate employees on our team, we make sure that Purina is a great place to work. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that our world revolves around pets, whether you're seeing the art on the walls or the many cats and dogs that employees bring to work every day. Recently, ranked Purina No. 3 on their 2015 Best Places to Work – an Employees’ Choice Award list. For eight consecutive years, we've been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as the "Best Place to Work" and for the past three years, Purina has been recognized as the best place to work in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. We're proud of the fact that we help make our employees happy. Our quest to drive pet nutrition forward and conduct industry-leading research on the wellbeing of pets pushes our company to do more year after year. We work hard for your pets every day, and we love doing it.

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