Sr. Analyst Financial Planning and Analysis

Date:  Jul 21, 2024

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  72383
Job Function:  Finance/Accounting

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company now in its second century of growth and innovation.  We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies. 


The Senior Financial Analyst will deliver timely and accurate forecasts, budgets and analytics for the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department. These responsibilities include developing financial models, analyzing trends, collaborating with business partners, presenting insights to management, and performing ad hoc analyses upon request.  The Senior Financial Analyst will report to the FP&A Director, and interact frequently with the VP of FP&A, the SVP of Whole Bird Analytics and Profit, and other executives throughout the company.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the Director of FP&A of the Whole Bird Analytics team, SVP Whole Bird Analytics and Profit, and Sr Directors of Demand Planning in modeling Perdue business choices against Whole Bird Metrics and Key Process indicators to improve profit, optimize revenue, and capacity for commercial contracts and for the corporation at weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting levels
  • Utilize data visualization best practices to present complex information in a clear and concise manner; create and maintain interactive and visually-appealing dashboards that use tools such as PowerBI.
  • Deliver timely and accurate forecasts and budgets.  Present trend analyses, manage changes and resolve issues.  Provide transparency to methodology and confirm changes with business partners. 
  • Develop and optimize complex financial models that accurately capture financial trends by category.  Analyze data, establish assumptions and conduct what-if scenarios.  Identify risks and opportunities and provide recommendations. 
  • Independently design and execute complex ad hoc analyses as requested to answer questions regarding financial performance for multiple departments.  Gather necessary data, summarize insights, create clear written communication documents to present findings. 
  • Drive standardization of finance activities and scalable routines, including development of training guides and work step instructions.   

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (preferably in an analytical field) with 5 years of experience within a financial planning and analysis group.  Our ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Working knowledge of financial and accounting principles. 
  • Display strong analytical aptitude, desire to deal with ambiguity, synthesize complex data and draw business insights. 
  • Ability to identify patterns from disparate sources and deliver comprehensive analyses. 
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects. 
  • A detail-oriented approach, must pay close attention to details and error check own work. 
  • Ability to work independently.  Trustworthy with confidential information. 
  • Reliability (attendance and timeliness) important to ensure execution of deliverables.  

Experience Preferred

  • Customer service mindset and ability to work with internal “clients” around the company. 
  • Ability to cope with pressure and changing priorities with a focus on delivering results. 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills as well as the ability to learn software applications (i.e. SAP, PowerBI, Hyperion Essbase). 
  • Proactively initiates changes to improve work processes. 
  • Experience in protein, consumer products or foods-related industries is a plus.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.
  2. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.
  3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
  4. Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury