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Finance Intern

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Location: Fall River, MA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 5, 2023

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Description

Bringing our love of food to families for five generations!  Blount Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated manufacturer, marketer, and developer of premium fresh prepared foods. We are an engaging team, bringing restaurant-quality products to America including single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups, mac & cheese, and entrées in grocery stores across the country, as well as for hot bars and restaurants. Help us create the finest food experiences including those with specialty certifications that include organic, gluten-free, and low sodium, among others. Join a proven team for growth, success, and a satisfying career!

INTERN PROGRAM SUMMARY

Blount’s Internship Program aims to grow students from our community in a way that is mutually beneficial by providing experiential learning opportunities and connecting concepts learned in the classroom to real-world applications in order to contribute to the professional readiness of tomorrow’s workforce. Interns can expect timely feedback, accessible supervisors, bi-weekly meetings with the internship program lead, assistance with career readiness, and networking opportunities.

Summary:

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst Intern is a professional who will report to the Senior Financial Analyst and will assist the Finance and Accounting teams on successful project delivery and departmental efforts including supporting the Financial Planning & Analysis department in administrative activities, analytical discoveries, business data collection, financial reporting, and financial planning. The FP&A Analyst intern position allows a student the opportunity to practice business analysis skills in the manufacturing industry within the Financial Planning & Analysis department.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Utilities reporting by expanding the current quarterly reporting model, and finding a better way to generate data
  • Deep dive into Labor Models, focusing on actuals vs. budgeted, while using the work completed during budgeting to comprehensively analyze labor spend and hours worked; also analyze the impact on the Cost per Pound at a site and manufacturing line level
  • Deep dive into manufacturing variances; once an understanding of activity is developed, focus on creating reports for these variances
  • Enhance the current Supply Chain Reporting – this includes: Procurement (Purchase Price Variance), Logistics, and Pricing
  • Support the Inventory Cost Analyst and entire FP&A team in developing enhancements to the Cost Roll
  • Potential for assisting in setting up Fiscal Year 2024 budget templates dependent of project workload above
  • Other responsibilities may include daily tasks of Financial Analyst – month end reporting, accruals, etc.
  • Any additional responsibilities with similar skill, work conditions, and responsibilities as assigned

 Job Requirements – Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with High Proficiency in Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • General Business knowledge
  • Demonstrated interest in financial planning and analysis, as well as the manufacturing industry
  • Time management skills, with the ability to handle various responsibilities while meeting strict deadlines
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work and problem solve
  • Maintain a positive attitude to continued learning and support of the overall business

 

 

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