Friday, December 11, 2009

Sr. Financial Analyst - Bacardi USA - Coral Gables, FL

Sr. Financial Analyst – Sales Ops FP&A – temp to perm hire

Position Overview
Bacardi U.S.A. is actively seeking an accomplished financial analyst to support financial planning and forecasting for our field sales operations in the U.S.
This is a temporary contract assignment and could last anywhere from 1 month and beyond. 35 – 40 hours per week, regular business hours, at our corporate office. This is a direct contract with our company, and we will not be working with any staffing agencies.
The Senior Financial Analyst will act as a business partner to other departments in the organization by providing financial analysis and value added business support. Individual is expected to develop and provide accurate and relevant financial analysis and recommendations to senior management. The Senior Financial Analyst is expected to work closely with internal and external customers to understand their needs and provide relevant support. This person is a member of the team that submits budgets and LEs.
The candidate must possess excellent collaboration skills and demonstrate the ability to work cross-functionally at many levels within Bacardi. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) are essential.
• • Collaborate with Senior Management in each Corporate and Field Department on annual plan and forecast submissions and presentations
• • Compile and report annual plan and forecasts for all Corporate overhead items, working in coordination with all departments, ensuring integrity and accuracy of the information submitted.
• • Gather financial information and generate reports that compare actual overhead cost vs. plan, forecasts and prior year and update all relevant overhead cost components in a Risks and Opportunities analysis on a monthly basis.
• • Provide insight and recommendations on findings resulting from Structure Cost analysis to all key stakeholders
• • Analyze key P&L components for assigned brands (Volume, Price, Cost of Goods Sold, Distributor and Retailer Margins, Advertising and Promotion, Size and Mix Profitability as well as Inventory Days) and summarize findings/results on a monthly basis.
• • Review and ensure integrity and accuracy of brand P&L for assigned brands
• • Ensure integrity and accuracy of advertising and promotion spend and update forecast in coordination with the Financial Analyst or the Financial Coordinator.
• • Understand and coordinate budget transfers within the brands and to the field, as well as, document and communicate changes to the brand budgets on a timely basis.
• • Take leadership role in initiating, managing and executing ad-hoc projects.
• • Active involvement in plan and forecast submissions and special projects including Business Plan/Strategic Plan presentations as required.
• • Continuously look for opportunities to improve processes, identify issues and provide recommendations for improvement.
• • Work with peers to develop standard analytical approaches that can be applied across all brands.
Minimum requirements and qualifications
• Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Finance and/or Accounting. MBA designation preferred.
• Work experience requirements - 4 to 7 years of related work experience in finance.
• Ability to work independently and in a group environment.
• Advanced Excel skills are required. Working knowledge of other Microsoft Office Products, as well as Lotus Notes.
• Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment.
• Strong analytical, quantitative, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills a must.
Apply for this opportunity
If you meet our qualifications and would like to explore becoming part of the Bacardi U.S.A. family, please apply online or email a copy of your resume to Catherine Roman at croman@bacardi.com

About Bacardi USA:

Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., a United States distributor and marketer of premium beverage alcohol products, is a subsidiary of Bacardi Limited. We boast a brand portfolio of some of the most recognized and top selling spirits in the world. Bacardi U.S.A. is best known for BACARDI rum, which has been the number-one selling spirit in the United States for more than 25 years.
In addition to BACARDI rum, the Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. portfolio includes: GREY GOOSE vodka, the world’s favorite super premium vodka; DEWAR’S Scotch, the top selling blended Scotch in the U.S.; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, the top super premium gin in the U.S; .MARTINI & ROSSI vermouth, the favorite vermouth in the world; CAZADORES blue agave tequila, the top selling 100% blue agave tequila in the world and other notable brands and labels.


Direct applicants only. This search is being managed internally, and will not be outsourced to any outside recruiting firms. Bacardi USA does not accept or honor unsolicited resumes from third party agencies, and will in no way be held liable for any fees to any firm sending resumes, or other candidate information sent to any Bacardi employees, that our Human Resources department has not expressly requested.