END DATE October 12, 2016

Financial Analyst

Dole - Salinas, CA

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  • Company
    Dole Dole
  • Location
    Salinas, CA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
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Job Description

Job Description:

The Financial Analyst reports to the Director of Finance for the Dole Finance organization. This is a fast paced, competitive business with over $1 Billion in annual sales. This position requires advanced competency in systems skills, strong time management, excellent technical financial aptitude, and supports the financial organization with critical financial analysis.Major Responsibilities/Tasks: Generate monthly financial reports and report variance summary to Management. Be able to understand a financial statement in order to provide analytical support to Corporate and Business Operations, including variance explanations and recommendations. Compile multiple sources of information to generate an accurate Estimate / Forecast for the Period / Quarter, summarize the results and explain key variances by working with cross-functional departments in compiling relevant data and provide comprehensive analysis. Be able to understand the business operations cost structure and provide financial support to Operations. Prepare necessary information for budget process for all Ag. Veg. Operations, such as preparing the budget, coordinating and attending meetings with the Finance/Operations team, and providing analytical support to variance explanation. Ad-hoc analysis and reports: price/volume historical curves; production reports, profitability by grower, etc. Support management with financial modeling and analysis of critical information for decision making, such as KPI's, financial ratios, comparative analysis, etc. Measure performance of special projects (Operational Excellence) for profitability and cost efficiency. Coordinate presentation materials for management meetings to include financial analysis, product costing, yield analysis and providing analytical support for cost savings, revenue enhancement initiatives and labor/safety analysis. Participate in developing long-term strategies for operations, capital expenditure requests and special projects to improve operating performance. Pursue continuous improvement of existing processes to save time and create efficiency. Document policies and procedures as requested. Help ensure that company financial statements are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that an adequate system of internal control is maintained. Financial reporting support to auditors and senior management at quarter end reviews, audit, etc. Ensure that financial reports accurately reflect all related activity and support the finance group to ensure that all deadlines are achieved related to period end close. Other duties as assigned.