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Sr. Finance Analyst, Finance Business Partner

| Greater Boston Area

SR. Finance Analyst – FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER

 

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

Responsibilities:

  • Provide business planning, management reporting, and overall finance business partner support to key stakeholders
    • Work with department heads to help them establish their budgets and monthly forecasts, and provide commentary and analysis on actual results and its variance to budgets and forecasts
    • Act as a project manager, ensuring all budgets are accurate, comprehensive and completed on time
    • Provide financial modeling, financial analysis and valuation support for acquisitions, new product development, long-term contracts, and other ad-hoc financial projects
  • Support the Finance Business Partner colleagues by
    • Providing support to the Monthly Management Reporting Pack, which includes full financial statements, comprehensive Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting, operational Dashboard reporting, analysis of key business trends, actual versus budget variances and comprehensive executive level explanations of differences
    • Providing support to Reporting cube system implementation and dashboard visualization tool
    • Support development of key planning initiatives: 1) Yearly budget process; 2) Monthly Forecast process; 3) Long Term forecast process (5YP)
    • Support development of business plans for expansion to new geographies
    • Support development of financials for special projects (i.e. M&A transactions)
    • Helping with financial analysis, commentary and presentation material for the monthly and quarterly financial review meetings, including Board Meetings
    • Drive continuous improvement within the finance organization to streamline processes and improve communication and flow of information to the business
  • Understand the details and drivers of all the different business models:
    • Develop a deep understanding of the business; attempt to know the business as well as the colleagues you support
    • Maintain knowledge of the budget/forecast to be able to speak to a variety of different crops/strategies/geographies
  • Develop strong partnerships with:
    • Accounting team to align on overall reporting needs and standardized reporting packages, including flux analysis
    • Financial Operations team to optimize the service delivery of standardized reporting

Competencies:

  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills/potential, with strong Excel skills
  • Financial Modeling experience
  • Enjoys working cross-functionally in a positive and team-oriented way whether as a project lead or as a contributor
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-starter and desire to learn and develop skill sets
  • Highly organized and able to multitask
  • Takes ownership in work
  • Strong interest in Indigo’s mission and helping the company to execute to achieve goals

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of work experience
  • Finance, consulting, private equity, or strategy experience
  • Project Management skill is a plus
  • Agriculture experience is a plus
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Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!