Perfect Day

Madison, WI, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-11

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

Senior Financial Analyst (Special Projects)

About the company:

At Perfect Day, we believe in empowering people to enjoy the dairy foods they love - products full of delicious taste and luscious texture - while making the world a kinder, greener place.

We make milk protein that is nutritionally identical to protein from cow's milk, but made using flora fermentation instead of animals. We're working with food and dairy companies to deliver high-quality protein and products that are delicious, nourishing, sustainable, and humane.

It's #KinderGreenerDairy for people, planet, and animals - without the compromise.

It's a Perfect Day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we're doing just that.

Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations. 

This person will be critical in developing systems and models to support all teams in the organization. They will be a key contributor in the implementation of planning and measurement solutions that will help improve our efficiency, accuracy, accountability, and transparency. In addition, this position is expected to play a key role in leading cross functional initiatives to capitalize on areas of growth and profit improvement projects and is expected to work collaboratively across the organization. These projects are designed to add value to the organization and achieve high level goals

It's a Perfect Day to change the world. The day when delicious dairy goodness is something everyone can love. The day we say goodbye to the downsides of factory farming. The day we throw a big party with luscious, animal-free milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, all made with Perfect Day! We hope you join us! 

Essential functions:

  • Partner with B2B and B2C teams on understanding and driving/leading efforts that can be improved
  • Work with finance and accounting team member to automate monthly reporting process
  • Review growth strategies and assist in all aspects that would drive the organization forward
  • Develop systems to support commercial and Ops teams to support future growth
  • Other Functions:

  • Create financial models & provide ad-hoc financial analysis
  • Cultivate strong cross-functional relationships with business partners (Operations, Sales, Marketing, Corporate and Supply Chain)
  • Be able to lead and manage through ambiguity, particularly important as we harmonize policies and practices across the organization
  • Will be key player and leader in driving improvement projects and project manager in some instances where we will develop better practices in the organization
  • Be a change leader whilst initiating and leading the change process
  • Perform other duties and special projects as requested by management
  • Competencies:

  • Ability to understand complex business drivers, produce high-quality analytics and communicate results effectively
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision and are highly organized
  • Seamlessly manage competing priorities in a fast and high-pressured entrepreneurial environment
  • Proven track record of advanced analytical skills; must be able to define and execute key analysis and identify specific business drivers
  • Proven communication skills to ensure we communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter who can performed tasks with minimal oversight
  • Strong focus on process efficiency
  • Seamlessly manage competing priorities in a fast and high-pressured entrepreneurial environment
  • Solid experience in firms' business operations and ability to set up systems and processes to ensure firm-wide controls
  • Proven track record of advanced analytical skills; must be able to define and execute key analysis
  • Experience with leading system implementations
  • Proven communication skills to ensure we communicate effectively across the organization
  • Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics preferred
  • 5-10+ years financial analysis experience, ideally in dairy ingredients or in related industry
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Project management experience
  • Strong Excel financial modeling experience
  • Power Query, Power BI (Preferred)
  • Oracle based ERP, including Smartview ((Preferred)