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Perdue Farms, Inc. Associate Financial Analyst in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies.


The Associate Financial Analyst will deliver timely and accurate reports and analytics for the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department, supporting the Manager of FP&A with the Prepared Foods Chicken Business Unit. These supportive tasks can include: providing detailed financial reconciliations, preparing forecast/budget entries, conducting sales and profitability analytics from disparate sources, producing multiple financial reports and performing ad hoc research requests. The Associate Financial Analyst will report to the FP&A Manager, and interact with other business partners as needed.

This position is based at our Corporate Headquarters in Salisbury, MD. Relocation packages are available for eligible candidates.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support Prepared Foods Sales, with timely reporting and analysis. Learn P&L details/drivers and how to explain key variances.

  • Provide timely and accurate support to the FP&A team for forecast, budget and 5 Year Planning activities. Learn the process for building our budgets and how to report against them.

  • Support the tracking of financial performance for key strategic initiatives and projects, utilizing existing tools and learning to develop new tools.

  • Complete ad hoc report generation and special projects as requested.

  • Develop skills and attributes necessary for future career development.

Minimum Education and Experience

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting with demonstrated superior college performance (preferably in an analytical field), and 0-2 years of experience within a financial planning and analysis group.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Working knowledge of financial and accounting principles.

  • Strong analytical aptitude, desire to deal with ambiguity, synthesize complex data and draw business insights.

  • Ability to identify patterns from disparate sources and deliver comprehensive analyses.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects.

  • Detail oriented approach- must pay close attention to details and error check own work.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Trustworthy with confidential information.

  • Reliability (attendance and timeliness) important to ensure execution of deliverables.

PREFERRED: Customer service mindset and ability to work with internal “clients” around the company. Ability to cope with pressure and changing priorities with a focus on delivering results. Strong Microsoft Office skills as well as the ability to learn software applications (i.e. SAP and Hyperion Essbase).

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.