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Senior Analyst NA Sales Accounting & Controls

Posted Date:  Sep 11, 2022
Requisition Number:  115103

Job Title:           Senior Analyst NA Sales Accounting & Controls


Job Location:   Hershey, PA 



The purpose of this position is to effectively assist in controlling and accounting activities for revenue and expenses within: Gross Sales (Revenue Recognition), Trade Promotions, and Returns Discounts and Allowances (RDAs).  Primary responsibilities include accurately matching the timing of expense with the associated sales shipments, assisting with the accounting / reporting function, and maintaining a sound internal control environment. This position with have a wide range of accounting and controlling activites across the Controller’s team, including journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and project work.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 


Accounting/ Control:

Assist in coordinating the timely and accurate execution of the monthly close process.  Responsibilities to achieve this objective include monitoring financial systems, analyzing sales and expense activity, awareness of the impacts of inter-connected systems/processes, and current knowledge of all relevant regulatory guidance. Establish necessary analysis and reporting to identify and recommend reserve adjustments to Senior Financial Management and external auditors. Assist with month-end variance explanations to management. Partner with Sales Finance to maintain a current knowledge of customer trends and ensure that financial results accurately reflect any changes. Assist in the development, maintenance, and communication of financial and internal control policies/procedures. Audit trade promotion payments to ensure the validity, accuracy, and retail execution within established promotional policies/procedures. Partner with Front End Analyst to review updates to front end racking programs. Support the month-end close process for front end programs (reconcile GL accounts, validate accuracy of GL postings, etc.). Support the company’s implementation of S4 in the realm of trade and RDA accounting. 


Financial Analysis & Reporting:

Leverage various systems (i.e. SAP, TPM, etc.) to implement specific program and category analysis required to support accruals and reserve adjustments. Assist with value-added financial and business related analysis throughout the month. Provide management with various month-end reporting reflecting trends in sales, trade, and RDAs.   


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: 


  • Strong proficiency in US GAAP reporting, general ledger accounting, and financial management reporting processes
  • Strong understanding of internal controls, business acumen, and analytical skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong IS / IT skills – comfortable using various systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with Senior Management and external auditors
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into clear, concise conclusions for management
  • Highly motivated with problem-solving mentality, intellectually curious, and strong critical thinking skills


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 



Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting. CPA preferred but not required.



Minimum 2-5 years progressive experience in finance, accounting, or financial field.  Strong accounting background preferred. Trade promotion accounting/CPG industry experience a plus.



Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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