International Financial Analyst

Summary: Analyze financial activities for Rust-Oleum's International Business Group (IBU) by providing strategic, forward looking analysis and leadership as a key member of the IBU management team, evaluating and upgrading reporting and operating controls, ensuring compliance, and providing recommendations to develop strategies for improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages month-end close by preparing journal entries, verifying elimination and consolidation entries, and reviewing/analyzing results. Provides commentary on monthly, quarterly, and annual result.
  • Provides direction to IBU local management teams on an ongoing basis related to all financial aspects - P&L, Balance Sheet, Working Capital and Cash Flow.
  • Delivers financial reports by preparing management, legal, and cost center statements in accordance with month-end closing schedule.
  • Forecasts IBU financial performance including weekly sales and OI forecasts by entity, YTG sales and OI forecasts by entity, and other ad hoc requests.
  • Analyzes and recommends opportunities for business development and improved profitability.
  • Manages the annual planning process for all IBU entities.
  • Participates in quarterly/annual audits and participates in new acquisition due diligence processes.
  • Analyze financial results, product/customer margins, and business development opportunities in order to provide summaries and recommendations for key business decisions.
  • Implement internal controls at IBU locations to ensure compliance and reduce financial statement risk.
  • Develop new reports and/or update existing reports and processes to provide more accurate and timely analysis of entity's financial statements.
  • Manage system implementations and ensure processes and procedures are created and followed to ensure compliance to both US GAAP and local tax and legal regulations.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA or CPA desired.
  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, fluent in English and Spanish desired.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and previous SAP and Hyperion experience preferred.
  • Ability to manage world-wide financial projects and deadlines.

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