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Financial Planning and Analyst (M/F)

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General information


"Limagrain is an international agricultural co-operative group specialized in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. More than 8 600 employees in the world spread out in 41 countries. Limagrain strives to improve agriculture in order to face today's food-related challenges.
Established more than 270 years ago, Vilmorin SA, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is a French company specialized in the creation, production and commercialization of innovative vegetable and trees seeds intended for professionals. Vilmorin teams are present globally through our 10 subsidiaries and our network of over 100 distributors, they work together with passion and commitment to ensure the success of the company."






Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours


Main Goal

Vilmorin-Mikado Brazil is opening a new position of Financial Analyst. The ideal candidate will be heavily involved with supporting the operational strategy of the organizations. Financial analysis and analytics will contribute to the overall business direction, objectives impacting all functions of the organization. The position will play a critical role in providing management with an assessment of historical and forward-looking financial performance, including analysis of business performance and trends, risks and opportunities, and communication of business insights.


Eagerness to learn the business along with genuine curiosity of our industry will be critical to succeed in this function. Ideal candidate will demonstrate innovation and will see to expand key performance drivers. This role requires a self-starter who has driven projects from inception to completion with minimal supervision.


The ideal candidate will possess a strong quantitative background and analytical mindset with advanced modeling abilities and superior attention to detail.

Job description

Where you will contribute:
A.     Business Partnering and Support

·       Day-to-day business partnering and support tasks for the sales, development, supply chain, and research teams.
·       Support and Back-up of Office Coordinator in local and Unit efforts, working with Unit Director Finance and with local Business Manager, including compliance and reporting.
·       Act as a consultant and/or be the key contact for potential corporate financial moves or projects (including JDE, Nautilus, PaperGreen etc).
·       Member of a Local Operational Committee, supporting strategical decisions.
·       Support human resources local and Unit efforts, working with Unit Director of HR and with local HR person, including headcount monitoring, compliance, and reporting.

B.    Lead core FP&A activities

Develop and prepare reporting and dashboards for financial and business review meetings that succinctly summarize key insights on historical performance as well as provide recommendations on actionable insights to enable business partners to act.
Partner with operation and finance leaderships to define relevant KPIs and establish or review the framework for ongoing reporting, analysis, and proper follow up of those KPIs.
·      Develop, analyze, and interpret statistical and accounting information to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget/forecast, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
Oversee the process of recording transactions by department and compare costs incurred to budget/forecast.
Prepare rolling-forecast incorporating historical results and future assumptions.
Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting and related commentary, including BU and Group reporting using reporting tools such as SAP BFC, JD Edwards Excel Reporting.
Coordinate the annual budget/forecast process via Hyperion in conjunction with the Unit Finance Director and the Cost centers Owners
Partner with the Business Unit FP&A teams to identify & summarize key variance drivers to plan, forecast, and Budget.
Manage the Cash flow analysis, to ensure the security of business and provide analysis in advance time to evaluate cash needs & investment.
·      Provide monthly AR aging reports to the sales department and follow up on past due invoices to ensure an efficient cash collection, including reviewing and managing the customer’s credit holds.
·      Manage customer credit, determining appropriate limits with Sales Representatives and Business Manager and in compliance with corporate guidelines, addressing customer holds, working with outside credit agencies, and performing an annual review.
·       Monitor seed inventory level and movements, inventory costing and evaluate the reserve requirement. Advise management regarding variances versus budget/forecast.


A.     Transactions


In collaboration with the Accounting External Company and Office Coordinator, perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances.
B.     Compliance


Under direction of the Unit Finance Director, implement, document, and maintain adequate and effective internal controls of all Vilmorin-Mikado policies/procedures.
Ensure compliance with global company policies including credit, financial reporting, and other requirements.
Job Scope

Reports to:                              Business Manager (Administrative report)
America Unit Finance Director (Functional report)

Internal relations:                    All employees of Vilmorin-Mikado
Group Limagrain Finance and Tax Departments

Finance, Human Resources and Legal Departments

External relations:                   Federal, State and City Agencies, Auditors,
Banks, Credit Agencies, Tax Consultants.



Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, Brazil


Avenida Alexander Grahan Bell, nº 200, Unidade A3 - Bairro: Techno Park    - 13069-310  Campinas-SP - Brasil

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Specific expertise

  • Accountancy
  • Other
  • Finance
  • Audit

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more


Education and/or Experience
• BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance or related major.
• Fluent in English mandatory
• 5+ years of experience in financial management.
• Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Excel and PowerPoint
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
• Knowledge of Brazilian GAAP and IFRS.
• Knowledge in French language a plus.


English (3 - Professional)


Position start date