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Financial Analyst

Work Location

GA - Madison

Job Code
5025

Department

Finance & Accounting

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The Garden Segment is searching for a Financial Analyst to support the Garden Distribution Operations team through meaningful analysis, reporting and financial insights. This position will be responsible for developing, reporting and analyzing operating metrics; acting as the liaison between operations and accounting. In addition, this role will coordinate all financial activities of the Distribution Operations organization, including periodic reporting, supporting close processes, operating rhythm, and the annual budgeting process.
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT and CENTA), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. Please see our website at www.central.com for additional company information.
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
  • Partner with the Garden Distribution Team to support the reporting and analysis of monthly financials, the tracking of projects and other special costs, and key operating metrics (STO Consolidations and Quality Control).
  • Partner with the Distribution Team to support ongoing process/efficiency improvement projects.
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of the monthly cost-to-serve allocation and cost of goods/manufacturing variances for accounting; month-end DC expense accruals and reclass work.
  • Assist in the development, analysis and interpretation of ad hoc statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, trends, and other matters impacting the effectiveness of the organization.
  • Assist in the coordination of periodic (monthly /quarterly/yearly) data gathering, reporting and analysis for commodity materials, purchase price variance, moving average cost materials variance and other ad hoc reporting.
IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES
  • BachelorĂ¢ s degree in Business Administration or Finance; MBA or CPA is a plus
  • 2-4 years relevant business experience in manufacturing, purchasing or distribution is a plus
  • Strong financial and analytical and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Knowledge of SAP, ERP, Hyperion, and Cognos is a plus
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and influencing skills; must be a self-starter and team player who is a problem solver; innovative, hands-on and energetic
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to simplify complex analysis that delivers comprehensive understanding
  • Ability to understand details and the broader opportunities and implications
  • Ability to adapt to meet new requirements
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 30%
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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