Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
Position Overview & Responsibilities
The Senior Financial Analyst position is a key member of the finance organization. This position plays a key role in working with business leaders across the organization to establish and monitor the appropriate business metrics to measure business performance, to identify and pursue business improvement initiatives, to analyze business performance and future opportunity and to collaboratively assess key business decisions including investment decisions, organizational changes and key operational modifications.
A successful candidate will demonstrate superior analytical skills, ability to decipher large data sets into key messages, insights and outcomes, demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines, be highly inquisitive and innovative, and most of all, engage with business leaders through a solid understanding of the business and a significant level of interaction.
Major Areas of Accountability
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or other equivalent. MBA preferred
Work Experience: Minimum number of years of prior job experience required: 4-7+ years of experience in accounting, business planning
Strong Analytical Skills quantitative and qualitative analysis; ability to identify the significant factors of an issue; employ creativity in identifying causes, implications and remedies; demonstrate a balance between theoretical and practical solutions.
Initiative ability to work independently; ensure responsive timely follow-up; meet deadlines; demonstrate a sense of urgency; ability to prioritize; strong organizational skills.
Excellent Communication Skills efficient and effective oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate at all levels of the organization; builds and maintains strong relationships with peers.
Leadership Skills demonstrates good leadership skills; provides support to the finance and accounting staff.
PC Skills expertise in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access; proficient user of accounting systems and databases
Ability to produce results in a fast paced environment and manage accuracy and quality
Ability to adapt to change of responsibilities and additional duties demanded by the business environment.
Change management experience
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