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Sr. Financial Analyst - Operations

atma.io

atma.io

IT, Accounting & Finance, Operations
Mentor, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K eligibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate
  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

As a key member of the Materials Group North America Operations Finance Team, the Operations Financial Analyst, provides key analytical and financial analysis, planning and reporting services and support to the Operations and Supply Chain Organization. They are responsible for divisional cost center reporting, supporting forecasting and annual operating plan processes and freight analysis. Provides business partnership with key Operations and Supply Chain Stakeholders to help establish and track site and divisional performance against targets/goals. Driver process improvements throughout the Operations finance team through the use of business intelligence tools and analytics. Identifies productivity projects and other continuous improvement opportunities and eliminates inefficiencies in financial processes. This is a hybrid role typically on-site 3 days/week. #LI-Hybrid

Key Responsibilities:

Business Partnership:

• Provides Finance and Operations & Supply Chain Management with interpretive and predictive financial analysis to drive actionable insights to the Operations Finance team.

• Provide support to the Transportation team to plan, report and analyze freight expenses.

• Provide general support and assistance to Operations Finance Director and other members of the Operations & Supply Chain Leadership Team on a variety of topics/duties/tasks.

• Support various finance and operations stakeholders in the development and use of Oracle BI tools.


Planning/Reporting/Analysis:

• Lead the Weekly R&O Process for Manufacturing Expenses & Losses, including the completion of required schedules/templates.

• Evaluate key drivers and root cause(s) and provide meaningful analysis to explain Divisional Operating Expense performance and variances to target/commitments.

• Provide reporting for the freight accrual, TI sox validation, and claim check refund processes.

• Work closely and support the Accenture team to review / approve freight entries, update annual SOPs and provide various support to the month end close process.

• Develop specific BI tools to analyze and automate weekly and monthly reporting.

• Fulfill various ad-hoc reporting and analysis requirements, including developing, analyzing and presenting information.

Continuous Improvement:

• Participate in continuously improving financial and operational business processes.

• Lead local and division-wide improvement initiatives.

• Provide subject matter expertise and training to the operations team

Controllership/Compliance:

• Perform and/or review and approve divisional financial analysis and journal entries and/or standard reserves/accruals/allocations related to monthly financial closing process.

• Support internal & external audits & perform required SOX audit activities to ensure compliance certification for the division/site.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting.

Experience:

5+ years of financial and/or accounting experience. Would consider candidates with less experience at the analyst level.

Mainstream (common) ERP and/or financial system(s) experience preferred

Manufacturing industry experience preferred

Skills Competencies:

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite of products (including relational databases) and other related software

  • Solid working knowledge of ERP & financial & accounting reporting systems, Oracle BI preferred

  • Ability to work with and synthesize large & complex datasets to prepare comprehensive analyses/reports in a clear and succinct manner

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize workload of self and team to meet deadlines due to fluid business conditions and requests.

  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Build strong & successful relationships across organizational levels and functions.

  • Adept at effectively communicating complex ideas and making presentations on financial topics

  • Provide actionable insights to the organization which leads to improved results

  • Promote collaboration, desire to learn continuously and takes initiative to act on data and intuition

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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