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Senior Finance Analyst - US Sales FP&A, West Region

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



The following position is open in Chicago, Illinois - Senior Finance Analyst - US Sales FP&A, West Region


What makes this a great opportunity?

In a fast moving, dynamic and complex consumer industry, this role is exciting and challenging. It allows for a large degree of exposure to senior leaders as well as a diverse workload. The Sr. Analyst has an opportunity to partner with senior leaders, strategy, marketing, supply chain, and other finance teams. Drive insights and promote the utilization of streamlined and uniform analytical and reporting processes across the commercial organization. 


Role Responsibilities


This position is a key member of the US Commercial Finance team for Beam Suntory. The finance team works with the Commercial Sales Leadership to ensure Beam achieves strategic and financial objectives. It provides decision support through business acumen and financial analysis.

The Senior Analyst role on this team will provide analytical support for our monthly reporting and performance analysis for the US Commercial team. Key responsibilities include annual planning, monthly and quarterly performance analysis, management reporting preparation, and analyzing results to provide insightful analysis into key P&L drivers and underlying trends. Your goal is to ensure that the commercial and finance leadership teams receive the insight required to meet key strategic and financial objectives for the US business.


Additional Outcomes/Success Criteria;

  • Provide analytical support to Senior Commercial Leadership
  • Assist in the development of the annual budget & forecasting process by providing meaningful insights through rigorous financial analysis which will help influence business decisions
  • Become a knowledge expert of the tools and reporting suites to influence and shape strategic budgets and forecasts thorough data insights (Anaplan, EDW, Tableau, Power BI, SAP, etc)
  • Coordinate, develop, maintain, and distribute monthly standard reporting for both internal and external reporting purposes
  • Preparation for monthly US commercial meetings and associated presentations
  • Drive continual improvement of reporting and processes with the ultimate goal of driving consistent, timely, and value-added analysis of management results
  • Responsible for ad hoc projects and analysis as needed and appropriate
  • Ability and passion to distill and share financial knowledge with new commercial business partners



Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Strong Excel skills required
  • Knowledge of Anaplan cloud base planning software, SAP financial applications and systems preferred, but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (candidate will develop and maintain key working relationships within the organization that cross over accounting, operations, and commercial finance)
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills required
  • Ability to conceptualize and think creatively 
  • Specific experience in the spirits, beverage, or consumer reports business would be a plus


  • Note - In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our workforce while doing our part to protect those around us, Beam Suntory is requiring proof of full COVID vaccination for US salaried employees in our offices and commercial field roles as a condition of employment, subject to medical/religious exemptions.



At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago