Senior Analyst SG&A

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Job Title: Senior Analyst SG&A

Job Location: Hershey, PA

This position can be 100% remote.

The SG&A Senior Analyst supports the Selling, General, and Administrative expenses across the entire enterprise. The SG&A team is focused on partnering with business owners to develop and consolidate financial plans and communicate performance against those plans. The team enables leadership to appropriately allocate resources across the business, so there is an equitable opportunity to deliver business objectives to ensure we are enabling Hershey's growth and strategic agenda.

This position will be supporting and working very closely with business leaders, the ERP PMO and SG&A Managers. This will require a strong analytical, financial-minded professional that can work under pressure and is effective in collaborating with both finance and non-finance business partners to ensure that strategies are planned and executed appropriately. The SG&A Senior Analyst will also create and utilize various analysis and reporting to assist with variance analysis, budget updates, scenario planning, capital updates, presentations to Sr. Level Management (including ERP PMO & EC Members) to make timely and informed decisions rooted in fact-based data. The role will work closely with the SG&A Analyst to determine what the critical analysis and reporting needs are.

The SG&A Senior Analyst requires personal leadership, initiative, cross-functional teamwork, the ability to work with confidential information, meet deadlines, perform deep dives but never lose the big picture, and a solid level of business knowledge. This individual will need strong communications skills both oral and written to drive influential decision-making and will present recommendations to Senior-level leaders.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting & Analysis:

  • Assist in preparation of:
  • The reporting of monthly actual financial results, including P&L analysis which includes:
  • Determining that all accruals have been properly recorded
  • Work cross functionally to obtain critical insights
  • Prepare messaging of variance analysis including presentation decks to business areas
  • On-going trend analysis on spend groups to flush-out cost efficiencies and to identify possible opportunities
  • Board of Directors presentation materials related to the Annual Operating Plan and Quarterly Business Results Updates
  • Provide guidance to Project Managers on capital versus expense project activities and ensure appropriate accounting is applied
  • Run bi-weekly budget meetings with Project Managers to gather insights on spending and assess changes to project scope and resources while creating constructive tension and debate to foster robust thinking

Budget & Forecast Management:

  • Collaborates with the ERP PMO and business leaders through the annual plan and quarterly budget updates
  • Communicate with budget owners during planning and close cycles to ensure we are capturing expenses appropriately and updating forecast for new information
  • Assist in setting the annual Plan for non-people costs within policy guidelines, and with a reflection on external trends
  • Identify opportunities to solve gaps during the planning process
  • Identify risks and opportunities that are then shared with business partners and Sr. Leaders
  • Employs cost-benefit analysis to review financial requests and develop recommendation
  • Validate planning system loads are accurate
  • Supports other SG&A team members through the budget process, as needed

Adhoc/Special Projects:

  • Assist in developing new tools and/or processes that allow budget owners to make fact-based decisions
  • Create a systematic/consistent process to capture risks and opportunities
  • Review current planning process and recommend improvements
  • Support other SG&A team members as needed
  • Participate and or lead cost saving initiatives to improve processes and reduce expenses
  • Support Senior Leadership with ad-hoc analysis and reporting packages



  • BA/BS in Finance or Accounting


  • 3-5 years of experience or equivalent expertise in a finance role

Skills / Knowledge:

  • Proven partnership skills with non-finance functional leaders
  • Proven ability to influence for successful outcomes
  • Strong drive for results to deliver against goals
  • An established working knowledge of SAP (CCA, PA, BW, Finance)
  • Expert working knowledge of Excel
  • Strong executive presence
  • Strong analytical and forecasting skills
  • Process oriented
  • Self-starting problem solver
  • Strong communication and soft skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/deadlines/areas of responsibilities simultaneously


The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans

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