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Financial Analyst


Location: Ontario, CA 

Exemption: Exempt 




Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible performing robust financial anlaysis to enhance the decision making process at manufacturing site(s) assigned. The role is designed to improve the availability of information, both financial and operational, at all levels of the plant (Plant Manager -> Line Supervisor).  Enabling our Finance and Operations business partners to drive actionable change to improve overall business performance. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:


Forecasting & Budgeting:


  • Coordinate the annual operating plan (budget) and ensures the flow of information and maintence of the budget templates to deliver a budget within our Opeartions Finance Philosophy.
  • Responsible for the updating of the forecast on a routine basis.  Adjusting for changes in production / distribution volumes and working with their counterparts to forecast spending varianaces compared to the annual operating plan.
  • Update and maintain our capital spending forecast.


Financial Analysis, Capital and Fuel for Growth:


  • Review business changes and prepare the financial analysis associated with the changes and make recommendations based on cost, level of effort, and benefits.
  • Update and maintain the cost savings actuals / estimates associated with our fuel for growth initiatives.
  • Work with key business partners to prepare the capital models that are submitted through our RFE (request for expenditures) process. Ensuring all benefits are documented and verified.
  • Perform Adhoc analysis as requested as well as benchmarking studies by platform / line.
  • Support Sales and Operations partners with product cost analysis based on changes ot the business environment / volumes.
  • Support weekly and monthly cost reviews with site and corporate leadership.
  • Support Capital Project close-outs as needed.


Process Improvement:


  • Identify and implement process efficiencies to improve our reporting and business performance
  • Partner with Information Systems to improve current financial systems
  • Develop Financial Models that will streamline analysis and reporting

Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required
  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, modeling & reporting required
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel & PowerPoint required
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills are required
  • CPA or MBA a plus
  • Experience with JDE, AS400, BI a plus

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must be detail oriented, organized and highly analytical
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and problem solve
  • Understanding of manufacturing variances

Why Join Us:

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:


  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays
  • Employee Appreciation Events and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Salary Base Range of $79,763-$102,176 for Employees Located in California*
  • Annual bonus (based on the incentive program terms and conditions)


The “base salary range” provided above is a good faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position.   The range provided is for California-based employees as Ventura Foods is required by California State Law to post pay rates.  Ventura Foods reserves the right to pay outside of the given range based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: candidate skills and experience, complexity of the job, budgetary factors, and location/geography.  Ventura Foods conducts regular reviews of compensation ranges and therefore reserves the right to alter this range at any given time.  


Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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