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Senior Financial Analyst - Downstream

Wilton, CT, United States of America
Job Reference JR0077685
Professional Areas Finance
Function Accounting, Finance and Treasury
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 5 - 8
Start date 2024-05-30

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

The Downstream Financial Analyst is responsible for planning, forecasting, and business performance monitoring for the North America downstream platforms (Coffee, Plant Proteins and FFS), including strategic analysis which will provide comprehensive insights on financial performance to key stakeholders.  This position will partner with commercial teams and functions to seek out value-added business ideas.   

 

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Planning and Forecasting: 

  • Coordinate the budget process for the North American downstream platforms including: 
  • Coordinate the timeline and ensure proper communication with all stakeholders across commercial and functional teams  
  • Critically analyze and challenge budget assumptions 
  • Prepare effective budget templates and deliverables within deadlines 
  • Coordinate the monthly landing process for the North American downstream platforms including: 
  • Challenge prior budget assumptions and update as needed 
  • Effectively communicate changes to various stakeholders 
  • Prepare effective landing analysis / commentary within deadlines 
  • Coordinate the 5 Year Business Plan process for the North American downstream platforms including, 
  • Serve as a point of contact for the global platforms 
  • Coordinate the preparation of the business plan templates and deliverables within the deadline 
  • Critically analyze and challenge 5-year business plan assumptions 
  • Coordinate Cash flow forecasting 
  • Review and critically challenge assumptions for the North American downstream platforms cash flow forecast 

Reporting: 

  • Serve as a stakeholder in various regional reporting deliverables including regional and industrial reviews.
  • Work with commercial and finance teams to enhance the way information is reported to align with both how management views the business and the reporting needs of the finance function 
  • Produce ad hoc reporting for various stakeholders as needed  

Business Partnering and Analysis: 

  • Work with various platforms in analysis of large CAPEX projects including the tracking of spending, approvals, preparation of analysis and presentations. 
  • Participate in commercial and industrial reviews.  Take ownership for coordinating initiatives which come from those reviews 
  • Analyze performance/cost of business activities and develop proposals to improve overall financial performance of the company (and manage projects to ensure implementation) 
  • Perform balance sheet analysis on platform metrics and assist in developing strategies to improve metrics. 
  • Provide any ad-hoc analysis upon request to support business decision making 

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

The following is the required qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting

The following is the preferred qualification:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting
  • Business or Finance Certification (CPA, CGMA, CFA, etc)

 

Experience

The following is the required qualification: 

  • 2-5 years’ experience 

The following are the preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience working in the agribusiness sector 
  • Experience performing balance sheet and income statement financial analysis including written commentary and financial metric analysis 
  • Experience with business planning tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, and robotic process automation (RPA)

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)

The following are the required qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills with a “problem-solving” mindset
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing business needs
  • Ability to organize multiple responsibilities, prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks simultaneously

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to build relationships and influence people
  • Strong and versatile communication skills as a partner to many different stakeholders including commercial teams, global finance, and other functions
  • Knowledge of accounting and performance metrics
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and other forecasting technology tools

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


Job Description

The Downstream Financial Analyst is responsible for planning, forecasting, and business performance monitoring for the North America downstream platforms (Coffee, Plant Proteins and FFS), including strategic analysis which will provide comprehensive insights on financial performance to key stakeholders.  This position will partner with commercial teams and functions to seek out value-added business ideas.   

 

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Planning and Forecasting: 

  • Coordinate the budget process for the North American downstream platforms including: 
  • Coordinate the timeline and ensure proper communication with all stakeholders across commercial and functional teams  
  • Critically analyze and challenge budget assumptions 
  • Prepare effective budget templates and deliverables within deadlines 
  • Coordinate the monthly landing process for the North American downstream platforms including: 
  • Challenge prior budget assumptions and update as needed 
  • Effectively communicate changes to various stakeholders 
  • Prepare effective landing analysis / commentary within deadlines 
  • Coordinate the 5 Year Business Plan process for the North American downstream platforms including, 
  • Serve as a point of contact for the global platforms 
  • Coordinate the preparation of the business plan templates and deliverables within the deadline 
  • Critically analyze and challenge 5-year business plan assumptions 
  • Coordinate Cash flow forecasting 
  • Review and critically challenge assumptions for the North American downstream platforms cash flow forecast 

Reporting: 

  • Serve as a stakeholder in various regional reporting deliverables including regional and industrial reviews.
  • Work with commercial and finance teams to enhance the way information is reported to align with both how management views the business and the reporting needs of the finance function 
  • Produce ad hoc reporting for various stakeholders as needed  

Business Partnering and Analysis: 

  • Work with various platforms in analysis of large CAPEX projects including the tracking of spending, approvals, preparation of analysis and presentations. 
  • Participate in commercial and industrial reviews.  Take ownership for coordinating initiatives which come from those reviews 
  • Analyze performance/cost of business activities and develop proposals to improve overall financial performance of the company (and manage projects to ensure implementation) 
  • Perform balance sheet analysis on platform metrics and assist in developing strategies to improve metrics. 
  • Provide any ad-hoc analysis upon request to support business decision making 

Experience

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

The following is the required qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting

The following is the preferred qualification:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting
  • Business or Finance Certification (CPA, CGMA, CFA, etc)

 

Experience

The following is the required qualification: 

  • 2-5 years’ experience 

The following are the preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience working in the agribusiness sector 
  • Experience performing balance sheet and income statement financial analysis including written commentary and financial metric analysis 
  • Experience with business planning tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, and robotic process automation (RPA)

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)

The following are the required qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills with a “problem-solving” mindset
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing business needs
  • Ability to organize multiple responsibilities, prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks simultaneously

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to build relationships and influence people
  • Strong and versatile communication skills as a partner to many different stakeholders including commercial teams, global finance, and other functions
  • Knowledge of accounting and performance metrics
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and other forecasting technology tools

Additional Information

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us