Finance Manager


Date Published: 19 April 2024

Our client is a mid-sized, successful, family-owned CPG company. They are seeking a multifaceted Senior Financial Analyst to join their finance team. As the Senior Financial Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in our finance team, contributing your expertise to our financial strategy, decision-making, and the overall fiscal health of the organization. You’ll be responsible for not only analyzing financial data but also translating those numbers into compelling stories that guide our strategic decisions. With your strong background in accounting and finance, you’ll help steer the organization towards continued success through the art of financial storytelling.

This position is fully onsite in Nashville, IL or St. Louis, MO.


  • Analyze financial data and trends to provide actionable insights and recommendations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop budgets and financial plans
  • Transform financial data into compelling narratives that guide strategic decision-making
  • Monitor and manage the company’s financial health, including cash flow and budgetary planning
  • Prepare and present financial reports to leadership, using storytelling to advise on performance and potential areas for improvement
  • Assist in the evaluation of potential alliances, acquisitions, and mergers, using your storytelling skills to convey financial opportunities and risks
  • Enhance financial policies and procedures to improve operational efficiency and communicate these improvements effectively
  • Develop and maintain cash flow projections, explaining their significance to the organization
  • Provide financial guidance and support to various departments within the organization, translating complex financial concepts into easily digestible stories
  • Review and act upon findings and recommendations from auditors, providing a clear narrative for action
  • Implement performance metrics to support financial operational excellence, narrating the journey towards improvement
  • Coordinate financially driven operations across different departments, emphasizing the overarching narrative of financial success
  • Analyze the costs associated with new product development and measure ROI as it pertains to incremental revenue
  • Play a key role in the selection, purchase, and integration of acquired businesses, using storytelling to guide the integration process
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders through effective financial communication
  • At discretion of Senior leadership Ad hoc projects could be assigned


  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting is essential
  • Experience in financial analysis, budgeting, and strategic financial planning
  • Strong track record of effectively communicating complex financial data and insights to non-finance stakeholders
  • Experience in collaborating with cross-functional teams and contributing to decision-making processes
  • Prior involvement in financial reporting and analysis for a dynamic organization
  • Familiarity with financial software and tools for data analysis
  • Master’s in business administration or a related field is preferred but not required.
  • CPA, preferred


  • Proficient in diving deep into data to uncover insights for strategic decisions
  • Skilled at making complex financial information captivating and easy to understand
  • Able to align financial initiatives with organizational vision
  • Proficient in articulating financial insights clearly and persuasively
  • Capable of inspiring teamwork and guiding colleagues towards success
  • Effective in tackling challenges creatively and finding solutions
  • Committed to upholding integrity in all financial decisions and actions
  • Experienced in leveraging technology to enhance financial processes
  • Flexible in navigating changing financial landscapes
  • Budgeting and Planning: Skillful in crafting budgets to exceed strategic goals
  • Proficient in providing actionable insights through clear reporting
  • Swift in addressing discrepancies to ensure compliance
  • Experienced in optimizing processes for superior financial outcomes
  • Skilled in fostering trust and collaboration with stakeholders
  • Proactive in mitigating financial risks to safeguard interests
  • Capable of navigating regulations to maintain compliance and stability
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% as required

Base: $140k-180k DOE + benefits