Sr. Financial Analyst, US Nursery

  • Location: US - Watsonville, California
  • Job Family: Finance
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0004959
  • Experience Years: 3-5 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

Driscoll’s is the leading supplier of fresh berries in the world. To kick off the supply chain input to Driscoll’s fruit production, Driscoll’s Nursery Operations propagates plants to supply to its independent growers. Furthermore, from time to time, Driscoll’s also financially invests in the farming operations of many of its independent growers. The Driscoll’s of the America’s (DOTA) Nursery Finance team is responsible for the finance and accounting business support to these extremely critical areas of the business. This position is a key member of the Driscoll’s DOTA Nursery Finance team. The Sr. Financial Analyst performs finance duties of a complex nature requiring professional experience and strong financial acumen. Responsible for the management reporting, budgeting, forecasting and support activities for specific farming investments that Driscoll’s makes, which includes US Nursery Spend, Nursery Amortization, Deferred Plant Costs and Fees, US Crop Investments and other US Farming Investments (i.e. Post Nursery Long Cane Storage and Non-Refundable Planting Fees). The Sr. Financial Analyst will develop creative solutions to complex problems, recommend best practices, manage multiple priorities, connect the interdependencies between Operations, Finance, Accounting and cross functional work groups. May lead projects or project teams.

Responsibilities

  • Annual Operating Plan (AOP):
    • Assists with development of US Nursery Cost per Unit, Nursery Amortization, and Deferred Plant Cost budgets
    • Leads the development of Crop Investment and Farming investment budgets
    • Incorporates subsidiary Nursery budget into company annual operating plan
    • Leads development of US Nursery manager’s operating budgets
    • Assists with consolidation of US and MX Nursery budgets for Business Unit presentation
  • Management Reporting:
    • Assists with preparation of Monthly Financial Reporting Packages to be utilized by Operations, Regional leadership, Business Unit leadership and Financial leadership
  • Forecasting:
    • Prepares forecasts including but not limited to:
      • Cost per unit for all US Nursery crops (monthly)
      • Nursery Amortization (monthly)
      • Deferred Plant Cost (quarterly)
      • Breeding Chargeback (quarterly)
      • Crop Investments (quarterly)
      • Farming Investments (quarterly)
    • Updates all forecasted financial components of monthly US Nursery scorecard
    • Annually, prepare 5-year cost per unit projection for all US Nursery crops
  • Strategic Support:
    • Is a critical thought partner and provider of financial analysis in establishing future direction of the nursery operations and support of strategic initiatives
    • Assists with developing strategic presentations for Business Unit leadership team, Executive team and Board of Directors
  • Investments:
    • Provides financial analysis as needed for capital, crop, and farming investments
    • Assists with developing expenditure request presentations for Business Unit leadership team, Executive team and Board of Directors related to capital, crop and farming investments
  • Process Management:
    • Works independently and in cross-functional teams as required to improve the processes used to complete the responsibilities of the position, provide critical financial data, assess risk, make decisions and meet financial and reporting objectives
  • Projects:
    • Supports and leads in the execution of projects as needed and prioritized by the Nursery Finance and Accounting department
  • General Responsibilities:
    • Ad hoc request as needed
    • Domestic and international travel required up to 15%
    • Performs other duties as instructed by supervisor
    • Represents Driscoll’s in an ethical and professional manner in all interactions with co-workers, growers, vendors, governmental agencies, and customers of Driscoll’s
    • Ensures the confidentiality of all financial, proprietary and confidential information

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5+ years of finance experience preferably with a consumer products or agricultural company
  • Experienced with planning systems and planning (strategic initiative, annual plan and quarterly forecasting) processes
  • Experienced in effective and timely management reporting and analysis
  • Strong technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, with experience in using these tools to implement and improve cost accounting and inventory management systems
  • Ability to collaborate and interact effectively with management, various functional work groups across multiple geographies
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • California driver’s license and the ability to be covered under company-sponsored vehicle insurance program.
  • A valid passport and the ability to travel internationally without restrictions.

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.


Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.