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Financial Analyst

Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat

IT, Accounting & Finance
Devault, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024
COMPANY DESCRIPTION
At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
Beyond Meat is focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience. The Beyond Meat Finance Team is part of the Company’s matrix organization globally and is dedicated to supporting the creation of food products that are leading the gold standard in plant-based proteins. They are looking for an outstanding individual to join the team located in Devault, PA (28 miles West of Philadelphia) as a Financial Analyst.
This position will support all manufacturing locations within the area to meet financial targets and strengthen controls within the NetSuite ERP environment. The Financial Analyst will become the subject matter expert (SME) on the internal inventory system, NetSuite ERP, and be able to troubleshoot and escalate system issues when they arise. This individual will also be a key supporter to the operations team in improving plant performance. The position requires a broad business perspective and fundamental skills to manage inventory, financial reporting, budgets, fixed assets, and product costs.

TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor, audit, and reconcile inventory at all manufacturing sites, internal warehouses, and third-party storage facilities, within local area
  • Lead the quarter end physical count and respond to the internal and external auditors
  • Create cycle count sheets and delegate tasks for inventory monitoring
  • Run analytic reports for adjustments and/or inventory discrepancies
  • Validate manufacturing production, material consumption, and yield
  • SOX compliance: implement and or create controls as directed by the internal controls team GL accounting and audit of expenses for multiple locations Identify and implement process improvements or standard creation
  • Validate Bills of Material for production stock keeping units
  • Prepare expense reports and chargebacks to departments
  • Ability to develop and or maintain financial models Track production of products at multiple manufacturing facilities
  • Frequent communications with employees on the production floors
  • Create and/or develop reports for operational metric tracking and leadership review
  • Assist in creating financial forecasting for business needs
  • Adhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely manner

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience

  • B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field required
  • 2+ years minimum of manufacturing and/or related accounting experience required
  • NetSuite experience is preferred, comparable ERP system experience is vital for success in this position
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing accounting and strong operational knowledge
  • Strong understanding of inventory control and data analysis
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Advanced Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and corporate financial policies
  • Strong cost, managerial accounting exposure
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and team leadership skills, ability to work cross-functionally
  • Self-driven with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced business

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Onsite 5 days a week at our Devault, PA location
  • Position located in a mix of office, production, and warehouse environments and requires a tolerance for cold work environments (-10-40˚ F), high worker traffic, loud noises, odors, dust, and varying room temperatures
  • Warehouse, and production manufacturing environment that includes both tempered and ambient areas
  • The work environment is representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Position requires the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, step, balance, crouch, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, must be able to lift minimal 50 lbs. consistently, reach above shoulders, or as needed to complete tasks
  • Must be able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete tasks
  • This position will be required to visit the production floor, refrigerated and frozen storage, and warehouses
  • Work flexible shifts as required
  • Understand that occasional weekends and/or worked holidays will be required based on Company needs
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.
For all U.S. based roles: Applicants must be authorized to work for a U.S. employer. This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship at this time.