Strategic Accounts Finance Manager - Cargill 9/19/2019

C&W Services Auburndale, MA

Auburndale, MA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



Most senior finance professional supporting a strategic long-term customer who continues to expand its relationship with C&W Services. Member of leadership team



* Develop annual budgets and monthly forecasts; including Cargill and C&W Services views

* Ensure all reporting and transactional processing requirements of the Cargill account are accurate and completed timely

* Prepare variance analysis and work with operations to ensure that budgets and forecasts are achieved

* Support operations with ad hoc financial analysis

* Prepare quarterly business review decks including KPIs and various analytical reports

* Work with operations and corporate finance to identify and minimize financial risks

* Work with operations and business development to identify and execute growth opportunities

* Coach and educate account operations team on financial related topics and policies / procedures.

* Work with operations, corporate finance, and legal on contractual matters

* Ensure corporate policies and procedures are adhered to


* Reports to Strategic Account Group Finance Lead and SVP Strategic Accounts Cargill

* Provides guidance to and oversight of various site administrators across the Cargill account

* Works closely with Cargill finance and operations teams and C&W Services teams including operations, corporate finance, and the finance service center


* 8+ years related professional experience FP&A, Controllership, or Operational Finance preferred

* Industry experience manufacturing, distribution, or professional services preferred

* In-depth knowledge and practical experience with budgeting, forecasting, general accounting, SOX, contract set up, billing, purchase orders, calculation of billable hourly rates, transactional processing, month end close, capital investments, leases, and variance analysis

* Experience working with customers (internal and external) on all finance matters noted above and as a general business partner; ability to identify and execute growth opportunities, and ability to identify and mitigate risks

* Experience developing and enhancing processes and controls; improving transactional efficiencies, and leveraging of ERP systems (JD Edwards ideal but not required)

* Ability to analyze results (financial and operational) to understand cost drivers and the levers to drive out costs

* Ability to interpret, structure, and implement contracts to minimize risks and to ensure adherence to contract requirements including billing, AR collections, reporting, and KPIs

* Strong analytical and communication skills supported by advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

* Strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, takes ownership and has pride in their work, high level of customer service, resilient, self-starter, and a has a can-do attitude

* Four-year college degree with a major or concentration in finance, accounting, or economics. Will consider an undergraduate degree in engineering or a similar discipline if combined with either an advanced degree in accounting or finance, or an MBA with significant work experience in an accounting or operational finance function.

* CPA or MBA ideal but not required

C&W Services is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.