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Director, Finance - FP&A

City & State: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Job Category:  Accounting & Finance

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Title

  • Director, Finance – FP&A


  • Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, or Remote 


  • FP&A

Reporting to

  • VP, Finance

Key Accountabilities

This role manages the delivery of the periodic reporting and insights for ARYZTA North America, and produces necessary ad hoc analysis required to explain the performance of the Business Unit.  The successful candidate will possess strong accounting and finance knowledge and a commitment to ensure complete and accurate financial information for use in reporting and planning.


  • Manage periodic financial reporting commentary and analysis
  • Provide insights into key drivers of operational performance and identify performance improvement opportunities
  • Oversee preparation of ad hoc deliverables to Group Finance, to include customer and channel analysis, M&A financials, and other ad hoc reporting as required
  • Perform ROI analysis related to strategic capital investments
  • Support and participate in special projects as assigned
  • Various regional ad hoc reporting and analysis out of SAP/BI
  • Key point of contact for reporting enhancements across the business at a North America finance level to promote consistency and efficiency of reporting
  • Assists in continuous improvement efforts to enhance system performance, increase system reliability and to provide enhanced functionality
  • Support General Accounting and Financial Reporting teams in SAP troubleshooting and incident management
  • Identify and implement opportunities for automation of reporting
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis as needed
  • Any other duties required to successfully execute this role


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 7+ years of relevant finance / accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting , Finance or related field
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Public accounting experience is a plus
  • Strong system and analysis skills
  • Strong SAP experience required
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
  • Knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP
  • Self-starter, meticulous and able to work independently
  • Candidate must be detail oriented, able to prioritize a large number of financial and operational activities and complete assignments efficiently and accurately
  • Be comfortable in a fast paced growth environment with an appropriate balance of urgency and quality
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Proven team / people management skills with ability to motivate people
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Focus on continuous improvement, quality and performance management






ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.