Financial Analyst

Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw, GA
90,000.00 Annual
75,000.00  Annual
Full Time
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (flexible)

What is this job about?

The Financial Analyst is responsible for providing analytical leadership for all cost accounting functions to ensure the accurate measurement of results compared to standard cost, generate weekly performance reporting with detailed analysis of variances to standard costs, and prepare daily ops reporting scorecard. This role will be responsible for determining the cost of manufactured products and providing operational financial analysis.  This position is at our Kennesaw, Georgia facility.


Why should you join our team?

Our company is rapidly growing offering potential career growth opportunities.

Dessert Holdings is North America's fastest growing premium dessert company, recognized for providing retail and foodservice customers with chef-inspired innovative desserts made with real ingredients, a flexible and low-cost supply chain, and best in class service. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, it is a collection of premium dessert companies and brands: Steven Charles, The Original Cakerie, Lawler's Desserts, Atlanta Cheesecake Company and most recently, Dianne's Fine Desserts. Dessert Holdings is owned by Bain Capital and is continuing its journey of rapid growth.

The company employs approximately 3,000 people across eight manufacturing facilities and its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. The manufacturing facilities are geographically dispersed, with two facilities in Canada and one each in Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and North Carolina.


Who are we looking for?

  • Self-driven individual with strong ability to manage ambiguity, multi-task, work with minimal supervision and who adapts readily to changes in priorities and business conditions

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail

  • Positive attitude and experience dealing with non-financial managers and working in a team environment


Job Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in daily operational review meetings, providing actionable analysis of previous days results

  • Prepare monthly financial presentations for management and effectively communicate results 

  • Investigate significant trends/variances for cost reduction regarding material, labor, overhead, and other types of costs related to manufacturing products 

  • Prepare and analyze weekly KPI metrics scorecard, including validation and reconciliation of variances to standards, budgets and forecasts.

  • Manage daily cost accounting requirements and ensure all deadlines are met, by working with cross functional teams in developing costs of new items, validating accuracy and entry of data into reporting systems

  • Special projects, ad-hoc reporting and other duties as required 


Experience we are looking for:

  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance or related field 

  • Communicates effectively with colleagues across a range of disciplines and all levels of management 

  • Proficient in MS Office, Crystal reports and financial software applications 

  • Intermediate or higher Excel Skills (pivot tables, v-lookup) 


What is there for you?

· Competitive salary package 

· Benefits starts within 30 days

· Join a fast-growing company serving well known retailers and food service companies.