Sr. Financial Analyst

Date:  Jul 20, 2024

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  72719
Job Function:  Finance/Accounting

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Perdue Foods is looking for an experienced Sr. Financial Analyst to join our team in Salisbury, MD. The Senior Financial Analyst will play a crucial role in driving financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and strategic analysis to support informed decision-making across the organization, while supporting the Pet and Pasture Raised business units, and overall Foods business reporting for the Executive team.  These supportive tasks can include preparing forecast/budget entries, conducting analytics from disparate sources, producing multiple financial or performance reports, variance analysis, and ad hoc research requests.  The FP&A Senior Analyst will collaborate with various departments, providing valuable insights and recommendations to optimize financial performance and achieve business objectives. 

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Planning:

  • Participate in the development and execution of the annual budgeting process, working closely with department heads to gather inputs and ensure alignment with organizational goals.
  • Support the long-range planning process, incorporating market trends, industry benchmarks, and company objectives to create realistic and achievable financial targets.

Forecasting and Analysis:

  • Develop accurate and timely financial forecasts, identifying key drivers and potential risks.
  • Conduct variance analysis between actual results and forecasts, providing explanations for key variances and actionable recommendations to enhance financial performance.

Reporting and Metrics:

  • Prepare and present comprehensive financial reports and dashboards to senior leadership, highlighting key performance indicators and trends.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and track relevant financial and operational metrics, ensuring alignment with strategic goals.

Strategic Support:

  • Partner with business leaders to understand their financial needs and provide insightful analysis to drive strategic decision-making.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement within the FP&A function, implementing best practices to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Streamline data collection and reporting processes to facilitate quicker and more informed decision-making.

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: 

  • 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 pertaining to the 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 and Hyperion Essbase). 
  • Experience with PowerBI a plus.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.
  • May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.
  • May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
  • 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