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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.
POSITION SUMMARY This position supports the Marketing & Other General Expenses (“MOGE”) lines of Nestlé USA’s P&L. The person in this role conducts timely and accurate financial analysis and reporting to assist in the financial decision making within the organization. This role continually develops financial and technical skills and interacts with cross-functional teams at all levels throughout the organization. This role provides analysis to assigned business units/leaders to ensure financial data, including budgets and forecasts, are available to support business decisions. A person in this role exercises good judgment, stays focused on results and ensures the integrity of financial reporting in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
This position is the “single point of contact” for MOGE cost center management to their assigned business units/leaders. It is responsible to consult with business leaders to define financial reporting/analysis needs, gather data, conduct research and prepare analysis and reports as appropriate to fulfill the business need. It is responsible for completing all budget activities, including coordinating the annual budget development and monthly dynamic forecast projections. This position will perform the monthly closing activities in compliance with the Period End Close (PEC) process. It is also responsible for preparing the monthly cost center reporting packages for management, quarterly balance sheet reconciliations and other applicable reporting schedules.
In addition, this position will support in the modernization of MOGE and alignment with the Future of Finance roadmap including the upgrade of Cost Center Planning and Reporting tools, simplification of processes, and greater focus on white collar optimization.
Perform cost center management activities to include:
Determine annual budget assumptions & targets
Create, populate and receive approval on budget submission
Consult with business leaders at all levels to define cost center needs
Prepare dynamic forecast projections and submissions
Analyze and communicate cost center allocations to divisions and other operating companies
Perform Period End Close activities including:
Conduct variance analysis (actuals vs budget and vs forecast) and prepare variance explanations
Post accruals and reclass J/E
Prepare monthly reporting packages
Conduct validation & reconciliation of Payroll, T&E and other MOGE related expenses
Strategic project work, when applicable
QUALIFICATIONS BASIC/ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
BA/BS degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Accounting/Finance
Food or consumer goods industry experience
STRONGLY PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS
Hands-on knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
General knowledge of the principles of cost accounting and activity-based costing
Financial modeling skills
Ability to perform variance analyses between actual costs and budgeted/planned costs
Proficiency in use of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Nestlé Accounting Standards (NAS) – for internal candidates
PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Must be able to work independently with general supervision, be a team player, and willing to contribute beyond the defined role to meet business needs as circumstances require
Effectively manage competing priorities by choosing those deliverables that will have the highest impact on the performance results
Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, including presentation skills
Influence business decisions with concrete financial support
Apply good judgment and professional integrity in decision-making
The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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