Sr Financial Analyst

General Mills
Powai Iit
Mar 27, 2024
Apr 26, 2024
Staff, Senior
Full Time
Organization Type
India is among the top ten priority markets for General Mills, and hosts our Global Shared Services Centre. This is the Global Shared Services arm of

General Mills Inc., which supports its operations worldwide. With over 1,300 employees in Mumbai, the center has capabilities in the areas of Supply Chain, Finance, HR, Digital and Technology, Sales Capabilities, Consumer Insights, ITQ (R&D & Quality), and Enterprise Business Services. Learning and capacity-building is a key ingredient of our success.

Position Title Sr Financial Analyst Function/Group Finance Location Mumbai Shift Timing 1:30 pm to 10:30 pm Role Reports to Manager -FP&A Remote/Hybrid/in-Office Hybrid ABOUT GENERAL MILLS We make food the world loves: 100 brands. In 100 countries.

Across six continents. With iconic brands like Cheerios, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, and Häagen-Dazs, we’ve been serving up food the world loves for 155 years (and counting). Each of our brands has a unique story to tell.

How we make our food is as important as the food we make. Our values are baked into our legacy and continue to accelerate us into the future as an innovative force for good. General Mills was founded in 1866 when Cadwallader Washburn boldly bought the largest flour mill west of the Mississippi.

That pioneering spirit lives on today through our leadership team who upholds a vision of relentless innovation while being a force for good. For more details check out General Mills India Center (GIC) is our global capability center in Mumbai that works as an extension of our global organization delivering business value, service excellence and growth, while standing for good for our planet and people.

With our team of 1800+ professionals, we deliver superior value across the areas of Supply chain (SC) , Digital & Technology (D&T) Innovation, Technology & Quality (ITQ), Consumer and Market Intelligence (CMI), Sales Strategy & Intelligence (SSI) , Global Shared Services (GSS) , Finance Shared Services (FSS) and Human Resources Shared Services (HRSS). For more details check out We advocate for advancing equity and inclusion to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow.

JOB OVERVIEW Function Overview The Finance organization partners across General Mills to provide financial expertise to guide and govern the company.

We hold ourselves accountable for the areas where we are uniquely positioned to drive results - what we call our Strategic Priorities - but we never lose sight of the fact that we only truly win when the company wins. The Finance function operates as a global team through the partnership of a series of enterprise-focused and business-embedded groups. Our Finance Shared Services team enables our enterprise to make bold decisions by leading financial planning & analysis, finance operations and managing risk & compliance.

For more details about the Function please visit this Link Purpose of the role In the Senior Financial Analyst role on the North America Supply Chain Finance team, you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of a new team where you can develop your skills and capabilities in planning & reporting, process excellence, situational agility and partnership for impact. In this role, you will play a key leadership role in the monthly, quarterly and annual FP&A processes in SCF that are critical to accurately forecasting our results for the business and providing meaningful insights.

Additionally with this role, you will have a differential opportunity to be involved in a critical priority, SCF Modernization. This is a project focused on improving forecast accuracy, providing actionable insights to the business, and driving joint accountability across Supply Chain Finance, Pillars and OUs. This will be achieved through developing processes, dynamic tools and changes in ways of working.

You will be a key member of this extended project team and be involved in the design, build, test and pilot of these tools along with the long-term usage. Come join the Supply Chain Finance team for this unique opportunity to be a part of a new team that will drive impactful change and value to the business! KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Leverage tools, processes and ways of working from Supply Chain Finance (SCF) Modernization to partner on the execution of the North America Supply Chain Finance FP&A processes (Sourcing, Manufacturing, Logistics, ESC or P&A) and serve-up insights to the business.
  • For current-state partnership opportunities: Partner with the US-based SCF team on current state FP&A processes.
  • For long-term changes coming with SCF Modernization: play an active role in the design, build, test and pilot of new tools, processes and ways-of-working (part of the SCF Modernization project).
  • Partner with US-based SCF team on analysis of key drivers and summarization of key insights for the SCF P&A, Pillar and OU SC teams.
  • Partner with US-based SCF team on consolidation/construction of month-end and forecast “story”.
  • Drive efficiencies in our annual and monthly planning/reporting processes
  • Assess performance against plan and identify opportunities to close gaps.
  • Partner with US-based SCF team on clear, concise summaries of performance
  • Understand key financial drivers and their calculations.
  • Identify data outliers, determine root cause and action.
  • Identify and partner with the SCF RCL and Global FP&A Capabilities team on tool enhancements ideas, testing to improve quality of insights.
  • Sit as a member of the SCF one team.

  • Minimum Degree Requirements: Bachelors
  • Required Professional Certifications: Graduate - Accounting / Commerce / Finance / Business Specific Job Experience or Skills / Competencies / Behavior
  • Strong communication, leadership, and influencing skills
  • Process Excellence, able to make process improvements, and effectively organize work
  • Situational agility, comfort navigating ambiguity
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Solid understanding of P&L planning and business process
  • Global and/or cross-functional team partnership
  • Previous Supply Chain or Supply Chain Finance experience
  • Experience with our FP&A systems and capabilities (BPC, AFO, Tableau) or system proficiency (ability to get up to speed quickly)
  • Experience with SAP ERP or system proficiency (ability to get up to speed quickly) PREFERRED QUALIFICATION
  • Preferred Degree Requirements: Masters
  • Preferred Major

Area of Study: Finance, Analytics, Accountancy, Costing
  • Preferred Professional Certifications: CA, MBA, PGDBA, MMS COMPANY OVERVIEW

We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best - bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.