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Financial Analyst

Fargo, North Dakota

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Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®Tony’s®Big Daddy’s®Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

We are hiring a Financial Analyst for our food manufacturing facility in Fargo, ND.  In this role you will report to the plant Financial Controller and participate in conducting and documenting moderate to complex financial analysis projects.

What you will get from us?

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. This is a great entry point into our finance team!
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees.
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled.
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits.


  • Reports analyzes forecasts and interprets financial operating data. This may include profit/loss analysis, cost analysi,s market niche reporting, regional performance assessments, customer proposals, rate of return, depreciation and any other ad-hoc analysis of interest to management
  • Participates in the preparation and compilation of the annual financial plan which may include functional area specific modeling, time-series analysis and graphic presentation of both operating and financial data
  • With guidance, prepares financial analysis reports in a timely and accurate manner; and completes individual analytical projects in satisfactory manner given abstract project guidelines
  • Interprets and applies policies and procedures to new situations
  • May perform ROI analysis investments
  • Reviews business unit financial statements and policies to ensure compliance with corporate policies and guidelines
  • Assists other Finance and organizational areas with financial matters as required 


Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; ideally in Finance or Accounting

Years of Related Experience: Typically, has 0-4 years related experience


  • Intermediate PC skills including Windows and the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment with costing, inventory, supply chain knowledge a plus!
  • Basic understanding of financial analysis and accounting policies procedures programs and processes;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Basic knowledge of automated general ledger systems and reporting tools preferred, but we can train you!  (SAP SQL Cognos ReportNet and BEx);
  • Basic skills in the development of financial ratios and comparative analysis, or ability to learn.
  • Basic understanding of general accounting principles and accepted standards;

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


Job Type: Exempt Business Unit: Req #: 22000092

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  • Big Daddy's
  • Edwards
  • Mrs. Smith's
  • MINH
  • Red Baron
  • Freschetta
  • Pagoda
  • Tony's