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Financial Analyst

Company: Request Foods, Inc.
Location: Holland
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

About Request Foods, Inc.Founded in 1989, Request Foods is a privately held, family-owned and operated frozen food manufacturer located in Holland, MI. We produce, package, and ship an assortment of frozen food entrees for Private Labels and National Brands for both the retail and food service markets. We are investing in the Company's future - over the past year we have opened a new plant and cold storage business. Our mission is to honor God in all we do, to help people develop, to pursue excellence, and to grow profitably.Role descriptionThe role is an on-site position located at our headquarters in Holland, MI.Request Foods is hiring an FP&A Analyst. In this position your areas of responsibility will include tracking financial performance against a plan, analyzing business performance and market conditions to forecast, and providing decision support to senior management via accurate reporting and analysis to drive improved performance, efficiency, and profitability. This role is also responsible for leading specialized finance-related activities in support of ColdQuest, Request Foods' cold storage business, including financial analysis and pricing. This position reports to the Director of Finance.Responsibilities:Providing reporting and analysis on the Company's financial results, key performance metrics, and performance versus budget and prior yearPreparing management presentations regarding the Company's financial performanceBuilding annual budgets and forecasts, and liaising with department headsProviding department heads reporting on their spend versus their targetsCreating financial models to predict growth and forecast performanceCalculating the Company's profitability by customer and product lineEvaluating new and existing investment projects to determine their return on investmentSupporting the Company's cold storage business by providing all budgeting, financial reporting, planning and analysis of cold storage warehouse operations and related pricing. Evaluating performance against KPIs and providing insightful recommendations for performance improvement.Assisting management of customer inventories to ensure customers are meeting contract obligations and operational efficiency of cold storage strategiesEvaluation of profitability on accounts by analyzing rates against operational cost to drive efficienciesReviewing customer contracts for the cold storage warehouse to understand business profile and rate structure needed to support businessAnalyzing industry trends, current best practices, operational efficiency opportunities, etc. and making recommendations based on those trendsSupporting various pricing initiatives for the core manufacturing business including inventory costing, tracking obsolescence, vendor bill backs and disposition of such inventoryRequirements:Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field2-4 years of relevant experience in finance, financial planning and analysis, data analytics or warehouse operationsStrong working knowledge of Microsoft Office systems and financial modelingExcellent analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skillsAbility to display complex quantitative data in a simple, intuitive format and to present findings in a clear and concise mannerAbility to investigate, familiarize and master new data sets quicklyWell-developed communication and interpersonal skillsAttention to accuracy and detailsExperience with WMS applications is desiredExperience with Business Intelligence applications such as PowerBI, Alteryx, Tableau, etc. is desired

Keywords: Request Foods, Inc., Grand Rapids , Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Holland, Michigan

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