• Senior Financial Analyst

    Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
    # Positions
    1
    Company
    ACCO Brands
    External Referral Bonus
    Not Eligible
  • Position Summary

    Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.

     

    Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.

     

    ACCO Brands is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join our Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis team. This position is located in our corporate headquarters in Lake Zurich, IL.  This position will report to the Senior Director of FP&A and will have direct interaction with leaders within Finance and other functions.  This position will apply analytical techniques and financial modelling to explain the changes in our operating results and to identify trends in our business performance.  The position will assist in the preparation of our annual financial plans and quarterly forecasts, focusing on underlying business drivers and sensitivity analysis. 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.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop financial models and analyses utilizing a data warehouse capable of capturing key business drivers.
    • Deliver innovative, value-added financial information to the management team for strategic decision making. Drive continuous improvement in reporting accuracy, timeliness, and insightfulness.
    • Perform duties for monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting; including data compilation, analysis, and review.
    • Analyse variances between actual performance, expectations, and prior year for the consolidated business and individual markets. Focus attention on developing business trends and their implications.
    • Improve data gathering and presentation processes, automating whenever possible.
    • Provide direct financial support and leadership to the Corporate SG&A functions including analysis of results, forecasting and budgeting, and ad hoc projects.
    • Assist in the coordination of the annual budgeting process for ACCO Brands. Includes the coordination of global operating companies, business segments and trading companies.
    • Assist in the development of KPI’s to be effectively aligned to strategic initiatives within the business.
    • Develop analytics and models in support of quarterly and annual strategy work.

     

     

     

    Position Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
    • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a Finance or Accounting role
    • Experience in Financial Planning & Analysis preferred
    • CPA / MBA preferred
    • Creative and resourceful problem solver
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to manage multiple projects
    • 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
    • Strong database skills

     

    About Us

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

     

    If you have touched 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 nearly $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 and build your future with ACCO Brands.

     

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

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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