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Senior Financial Analyst

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Erlanger, KY, US, 41018

Company: Perfetti Van Melle


Perfetti Van Melle - one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum with global brands that are being enjoyed in more than 150 countries worldwide - is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Senior Financial Analyst to join our team in Erlanger, KY (near the Cincinnati / NKY Airport).


The Senior Financial Analyst is the primary point of contact for department managers in providing financial leadership, management, coordination, training, and oversight for all areas of budget performance, analysis, planning, and reporting. Will be responsible for assisting the Accounting Manager in month end reporting to meet group requirements, the implementation of new software (S4 Hana, Tagetik, etc,), and providing significant ad hoc analytical support. Additional responsibilities for this role include:

  • Develop Overhead Budgeting & Reporting associated with all annual budgeting and estimating (LE) requirements. Manage LE development process for ongoing budget management towards achieving OVHD, GM, and variable sales targets.
  • Create partnership w/ Department Managers and key Contributors in managing, analyzing, and monitoring Overhead & variable sales expenses vs. Budget.
  • Responsible for Monthly Close & Corporate Monthly Reporting (GPM) and Tagetik with detailed analytical support as needed.
  • Implement New Tagetik Reporting System. Support Management and system enhancement requests. Develop and maintain written procedures to provide direction and clarity for Tagetik reporting MDM activities.
  • Responsible for review, implementation, and training of new software for analytical use.
  • Provide clear direction and leadership with monthly reporting, software utilization, S&OP OVHD preparation, and recommendations toward corrective actions and support of key business decisions to internal financial colleagues as well as external business partners (i.e., department managers).
  • Investigate, gather, and evaluate disparate pieces of information regarding the business, identify financial implementations, and communicate results with proactive recommendations for improvement. Create efficient ways of problem-solving requests relative to sales and cost control objectives.
  • Financial evaluation and analysis relative to prior year and budget achievement. Identify trends and proactively inform Finance partners of risks, opportunities, and insights towards margin improvement and cost reduction.
  • Effectively leverage and improve the team’s resources and system tools to better manage and analyze the business. Master internal processes and explore avenues for improvement and standardization.


  • BS/BA in Accounting, Business, Finance, or another related field. MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a finance role.
  • Demonstrated expertise in predicative modeling of profit and expense performance to provide management with clear insights.
  • Experience with managing & communicating P&L performance specifically identifying performance and expense management improvements by influencing key business leaders.
  • Demonstrated expertise in analytical evaluation of internal and external data.
  • Understanding of ERP systems. Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft applications, SAP, Hana Bi, Power Bi, GPM database. A high aptitude for selecting, implementing and integrating complex system and analytical tools.


At Perfetti Van Melle we have a core value of Care For Our People and we are proud to offer benefit programs that support our team members' goals and well-being. Join the Sweet Life by applying today!


Perfetti Van Melle, USA  is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati