Sr. Financial Analyst, FP & A

Date: Jan 27, 2024

Location: Lake Zurich, IL, US, 60047

Company: accobrands

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Job Summary

ACCO Brands is seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst, FP&A to join our Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis team. This position is in our corporate headquarters in Lake Zurich, IL on a hybrid basis.  This position will report to the Manager of FP&A and Treasury and will have direct interaction with leaders within Finance and other functions.  This position will apply analytical techniques and financial modeling to explain the changes in our operating results globally and to identify trends in our business performance. This position will also model and quantify the potential effects of changes in our business drivers and be responsible for the preparation and review of financial, statistical, and benchmarking data for internal management and external use.  Additionally, this position will assist in the preparation of our annual financial plans and quarterly forecasts, focusing on underlying business drivers and sensitivity analysis.

Responsibilities

•    Develop financial models and analyses utilizing a data warehouse capable of capturing key business drivers.
•    Provide direct financial support and leadership to the Corporate SG&A functions including analysis of results, forecasting and budgeting, and ad hoc projects.
•    Deliver innovative, value-added financial information to the management team for strategic decision making.
•    Utilize advanced data analysis techniques to extract insights from large financial datasets, identifying trends, anomalies, and key performance indicators.
•    Develop and maintain automated reports, using tools like Excel, Tableau, or Power BI, to ensure timely and accurate delivery of financial information to senior management.
•    Design and create visually appealing and user-friendly dashboards that summarize financial data, enabling senior management to monitor performance at a glance.
•    Identify opportunities to streamline financial analysis processes, increase efficiency, and reduce manual data manipulation through automation.
•    Perform duties for monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting/disclosures, including data compilation, analysis, and review.
•    Coordinate the annual consolidated ACCO Brands budgeting process, working with various departments to collect, consolidate, and analyze global budget data. 

Qualifications


•    Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, degree required
•    4 to 7 years’ experience in a Finance or Accounting role
•    2 to 4 years’ experience in FP&A
•    CPA / MBA preferred
•    Creative and resourceful problem solver
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Ability to manage multiple projects in a collaborative environment
•    Self-motivated
•    Proactive and positive attitude
•    Less than 5% travel (domestic)

 

Technical Skills:
 
•    HFM Workspace & Smartview Reporting – understanding of structures, ability to execute existing reports and create new Smartview reports
•    Global Data Warehouse (GDW) – role should develop into GDW super user
•    Excel – advanced level Excel skills
•    Tableau and PowerBI experience (certification preferred)
•    Strong database skills

 

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About Us:

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a PowerA® gaming controller, a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of over $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply now and build a successful future with ACCO Brands.

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More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at www.accobrands.com.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

At ACCO Brands, we are committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical and mental disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ACCO Brands believes that a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

 

AODA

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities will be provided in all parts of the recruiting process as required under the ACCO Brands Canada AODA policy.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.


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