Regional Business Analyst - Agriculture (Remote)
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Do you have a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finances, Accounting, or Economics? Do you have three to five years of accounting or business analytics experience? Do you have experience in financial analysis or financial evaluation methodology? If you said yes to these questions and you have strong verbal and written communication skills, we want to hear from YOU!

For a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Regional Business Analyst role is responsible for critical components of the Company's internal management reporting. This includes monthly internal management reporting, financial analysis, and budgeting.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving, and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities effectively
  • Ability to build and foster strong relationships across a diverse team with varying interests, perspectives, and directives
  • Strong understanding of accounting standards and ability to clearly communicate to a diverse audience
  • Ability to take broad and sometimes complex issues, simplify findings and effectively communicate to audience's with limited accounting experience
  • Highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and a team player
  • Exceptional MS Excel skills required
  • Experience with Planful, MicroStrategy, other database tools, VBA, and/or SQL is a plus
  • Experience with capital planning
  • Ability to travel (up to 30%-40%)

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • 3-5 years of accounting and/or business analytics experience, CPA a plus
  • Experience in the agriculture industry preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Responsibility to conduct business in accordance with Company policy and code of ethics
  • Provide financial and analytical support to Territory Sales Managers, Territory Operations Managers, Location Managers, and other key parties to provide financial context to support and drive business decisions, including:
      • Annual budgeting process coordination & review
      • Financial Forecasts
      • Operations modeling and analysis
      • Capital request preparation assistance & evaluation/review
      • Low performing operation analysis and recommendations
      • Review and analyze Location, Territory, and Geography financial trends and performance.
      • Working capital and discount analysis
      • Manufacturing & service cost analysis and recommendations
  • Be a financial liaison between Division Controller/Accounting and Sales/Operations Managers. Assisting and supporting both the Division Controller, Sales & Operations, and the overall RBA team in understanding key accounting issues, communicating/training on these issues, and evaluating areas for process improvement
  • Work cross-functionally with Division Support Groups (Credit, Finance, Regulatory, Human Resources, and Procurement) to improve processes, provide and analyze information, make recommendations, and coordinate implementation
  • Work within Geography Operations to ensure compliance and consistent application of accounting practices & Company Policies and Procedures
  • Provide financial training to Sales and Operations teams
  • Analyze branch accounting processes and control, including inventory counts and implementation of new branch processes, procedures, and controls
  • Develop and perform financial analysis of proposed acquisition candidates
  • Manage and/or participate in projects to enhance BU and Company profitability
  • Help analyze working capital and work with Territory Sales and Operations Managers to improve
  • Other responsibilities as determined and required by the Finance Team

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); Pension Plan, 401k match up to 3%
  • Drug-Free Workplace

If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

COMPANY CULTURE

Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Wilbur-Ellis Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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