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Strategic Planning Analyst in Montvale, NJ at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/21/2018

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Job Description


Applies analytic principles to review and analyze transactions and reporting of the Sales Division information.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed:

  • Analyze profitability based on product, product line, customer, sales territory, etc.
  • Provide reporting and analysis to President and the Vice President, Strategic Planning - as directed.
  • Work closely with Vice President, Strategic Planning - concerning trade management activities, including detailed reporting on distributors and deductions.
  • Responsible for the set-up of collection and approvals of payments for trade management dollars.
  • Analyze payments to Brokers for commissions.
  • Review of all new vendor and customer set ups for Broker and Commission entitlement.
  • Review and analyze all LCM and COGS and correct, if necessary.
  • Responsible for review of the monthly Foods financial statements.
  • Be a liaison with the Controller Group regarding transactional and reporting activities.
  • Assists with the preparation of the budgets, cash requirements forecast (short-range and long-range) and outstanding obligations/commitments, as a basis for maintaining adequate working capital funds.
  • Work with the Vice President, Strategic Planning to implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and practices in field of expertise.
  • Maintain and update Trademark registration data base.


  • B.S. degree in Accounting or Finance; 3+ years' progressive experience within Accounting or the equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Knowledge of AR deductions, discount and volume allowances.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in preparing analytical reports using excel, access and report writers.
  • Working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems.
  • Proficiency in relevant accounting software such as Oracle.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to anticipate and adapt to constant change in a growing business environment is preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work effectively in an environment with strict deadlines is required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.