Financial Analyst - Accounting

Summary: This position will support rapidly growing Rust-Oleum business groups by providing timely, accurate and useful financial information necessary for decision making.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the month-end close process to assure financial statements are issued accurately and timely.
  • Prepare and issue monthly and quarterly financial reporting packages to leaders of the business group.
  • Provide financial support on business propositions such as new products and cost saving initiatives, as well as, prepare margin analysis and customer profitability.
  • Ensure annual budget submissions are complete and in accordance with approved budgeting guidelines.
  • Maintain balance sheet account reconciliations which would include a working knowledge of all balances and manage accruals and prepaid balances for customer programs.
  • Assess and recommend accounting controls and resolve procedural problems/issues.
  • Prepare appropriate internal audit and quarterly external audit client assistance items. Also, update and document appropriate SOX procedures.
  • Prepare, examine or analyze accounting records, financial statements or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
  • Work closely with Rust-Oleum's Industrial Business Group, including VP of Sales, VP of Marketing, various Sales and Marketing Directors and all other levels of the organization.
  • Complete special projects/financial analysis for the business group involving margin analysis, new products, licensing agreements, business plans, quarterly outlooks, budgets, cross functional teams and customer relations.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required. MBA, CPA or CPA candidate is a plus.
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience.
  • Prefer experience with SAP, Business Warehouse (BW), Excel and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to drive results through effective team and individual performance.
  • Outstanding leadership, organization and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail combined with ability to multi-task.
  • Results oriented.


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