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Financial Analyst – Farm Production

Mastronardi Products

This is a Full-time position in Livonia, LA posted February 3, 2021.

* Finance* FINAN03746Full-TimeLivonia, MI, USA### DescriptionThe Analyst will support decision making through the analysis of yield data and horticultural costing and provide findings and recommendations to management.

The Analyst will ensure accepted and uniform analysis methods are applied and ensure that Key Metrics are developed for evaluation and later performance tracking.

The Analyst will assist management in the evaluation of business performance and trend analysis and identify root cause factors and recommendations for improvement.

The Analyst will provide support in these areas to all MPL owned farms.**Values:**To perform the job successfully, the incumbent’s behavior must be consistent with the PRIDE values expected of all Mastronardi Produce employees: be Passionate; have Respect; be Innovative; be Driven and strive for Excellence.** ****Primary Responsibilities:*** Responsible for analysis related to horticultural costs for all Greenhouses, all crops, and all varieties.* Will roll out support of annual planning and yield analysis throughout the year.* Responsible for Crop Row Allocation analysis.* Conduct #2 and trash analysis for each crop.* Responsible for supporting the annual budgeting process for their responsible areas of MPL Farms.* Responsible for packaging analytics & costing and the annual packaging budget for MPL Farms.* All Analysis will support the over-arching goal of margin per SKU and per m2.* Analyze financial data and extract and define relevant information; interpret data for determining past financial performance and/or to project future costs and benefits.* Support periodic forecast, budget planning, and close processes, and facilitate periodic reviews.* Determine costs of business activities and recommended budget adjustments or other cost improvement measures.* Perform scenario, simulation, and sensitivity analysis where required.* Design, improve, and maintain moderate to complex models for cost analysis.* Independently perform variance analysis summarizing key drivers, insights, and risks/ops into succinct high-level commentary.* Assist in building business cases to support and guide business decisions.* Maintain processes to ensure data quality and accuracy.* Assess data, process, and reporting needs, define requirements, support testing efforts and execute assigned implementation and support of corporate business systems.**Education/Background Requirements:*** Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field required.* Three years of related analytical experience required.**Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required*** Experienced in designing dynamic financial models in performing scenario analysis.* Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Access.* Communications, customer service, change management, and process improvement skills and experience.* Proficient in analysis of financial and operating information to facilitate decision making and recommending actions to improve performance.* Advanced MS Excel and Access capability, including experience in cleansing and manipulating large data sets for reporting and analysis.* Experience in VBA and SQL preferred.* Experience operating in a fast-paced environment.* Ability to work independently.* Ability to synthesize disparate information and deliver meaningful insights.* Must be flexible and willing to adapt to changing requirements and priorities.* Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.**Working Conditions:*** Typical office environment.* May periodically travel to visit company greenhouses in USA and Canada.## Qualifications### Skills**Required****Access***Novice*### Behavior**Preferred****Functional Expert:**Considered a thought leader on a subject**Team Player:**Works well as a member of a group**Detail Oriented:**Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well### Motivation**Preferred****Ability to Make an Impact:**Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization### Education**Required**Bachelors or better in Finance*Posted:* November 26, 2020

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