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Senior Financial Analyst

Location: 

Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  1913
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Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

 

 

Position Summary

The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for partnering with business partners to ensure effective planning, forecasting and reporting of actual results related to all aspects of brand investment.   This position supports the Commercial team efforts to improve return on investments related to promotional activity, while focusing on continuous improvement to drive process efficiencies. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, possess excellent technical skills, with the ability to think analytically while demonstrating the strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with multiple business partners at varying levels of the company.

 

Universal Accountabilities

  • Provides decision support to commercial teams to optimize sales and profit growth
  • Plays an integral role in financial planning and analysis
  • Monitor, track and control Trade Promotional spending, customer deductions and checkbook balances
  • Assist assigned Sales and Marketing teams with monthly forecast lock as well as provide related variance rationale and commentary 
  • Review and interpret monthly results and projections, including risks and opportunities with appropriate business partners and finance management
  • Support the tools and processes intended to drive improved return on investment related to promotional activity
  • Maintain and report monthly financial/analytical package for management
  • Additional accountabilities include approval of promotional activity, preparation of adjusting entries, reconciliation of accrual accounts
  • Provide input/support for the Annual Business Plan and monthly forecasts

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in finance and accounting
  • Minimum 3 years of financial analytical experience
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with business partners
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset with demonstrated ability to identify and implement process improvements to eliminate non-value-added work
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize based on business strategies and objectives

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Technical experience in Hyperion, SAP and trade promotion management systems
  • Experience in CPG industry preferred
  • MBA a plus

 

Working Relationships

  • Working with various levels of Sales, Marketing and Finance departments relevant to the position.
  • Reports to Finance Manager

 

Work Environment

  • Travel Requirements minimal
  • Office environment – frequent sitting

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.

 

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