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ADM FP&A Analyst - Shawnee, KS in Shawnee, Kansas


Job Title:

FP&A Analyst - Shawnee, KS


Finance, Accounting, Audit

Job Description:

FP&A Analyst - Shawnee, KS


As part of the Pet Solutions, NA finance team, this employee will bring strong financial, analytical, and business process skills to partner with Commercial, Operations, Supply Chain, Performance Management CoE, GBS, HR, Pricing and other relevant teams to improve the financial performance of the Crosswind and Pet PreMix businesses (4 facilities located in: Shawnee KS, Topeka KS, Sabetha KS and Effingham IL ). This objective will entail several responsibilities including, but not limited to, monthly financial close, financial planning and analysis, costing and profitability analysis, inventory management, exercise of controls and continuous improvement.

One of the key goals of this employee is to create a deep understanding of costs. Armed with a good understanding of Oracle ERP, this analyst will work with the plant Oracle lead to foster discipline involving transactions in the production process, leverage Oracle data and reports to generate cost awareness, to improve operational performance and to exercise controls and compliance with established policies and processes.

Essential Functions and Primary Responsibilities:

Monthly Financial Close and Reporting

  • Partner with GBS on monthly closing and provide inputs needed for the closing process (accruals, etc.)

  • Prepare and present monthly plant management reporting package

  • Review, analyze and validate information in the production process to ensure correct information in the closing of costs

Planning and Analysis

  • Partner with Operations, Commercial and Supply Chain teams to lead the monthly planning and annual budgeting processes focusing on capacity, volumes, revenue, and costs by product category

  • Review and explain variance vs forecast and use feedback loop to improve forecast accuracy

  • Develop scenario analyses to facilitate decision making

Costing and Profitability Analysis

  • Work with Pricing and Operations teams to create standard costs for products to generate a clear understanding of costs and profitability of products, product categories, customers, production lines etc.

  • Perform costing reviews with team and improve accuracy of cost data through variance analysis

  • Partner with Operations to facilitate monitoring and tracking of yield and scrap losses

  • Partner with Operations and HR to have a thorough understanding of headcount and labor costs; create a labor vs throughput matrix to understand cost structure of any desired throughput level

  • Monitor and optimize other key costs buckets: Maintenance, Utilities, Supplies, etc.

Inventory management

  • Partner with Operations and Supply Chain to improve working capital management (mainly inventories)

  • Develop / support periodic inventory reviews with attention to age of inventory, expiry / obsolescence horizon and drive improvement actions

  • Leverage Oracle reports to ensure timeliness of Oracle transactions, which in turn is the bedrock of inventory accuracy

  • Ensure accuracy of the physical inventory, and help investigate and resolve book to physical variations

  • Review, analyze and approve possible inventory deviations vs. physical inventory taking prior authorization from Operations lead / plant management


  • Ensure that the plant has an efficient internal control framework in place

  • Ensure compliance with ADM policies

Continuous Improvement

  • Identify cost savings opportunities

  • Lead continuous improvement in the areas of costing, accounting operations and financial reporting processes and Oracle ERP usage

  • Generate financial reports and KPI’s for the plant that show the deviations and the respective analyses to generate actions to optimize these KPI’s

Minimum Occupational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics or related degree required

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience

  • Experience in plant or cost control preferred with previous work experience in manufacturing industry in an international organization

  • Accounting experience with GAAP knowledge

  • Must have a high level of initiative and independence in managing responsibilities

  • Excellent analytic skills and attention to details

  • Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint skills a must

  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP standard cost approach would be an advantage

  • Knowledge of Operations processes (Lean, Cost trackers, KPI) would be an advantage

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About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at





Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM. (


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).

  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.

  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid time off including paid holidays.

  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.

  • Tuition assistance.

  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.

*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.