Financial Analyst
OMNOVA Solutions - Fairlawn, OH

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Key financial position at Performance Chemicals Headquarters supporting current operations and growth initiatives. Manage monthly standard cost changes and LIFO reporting processes. Consolidate results of operations (actual and forecasts) into cohesive reporting structures providing the right level of detail to meet corporate financial requirements while supporting management information needs of the Division Leadership Team ensuring the most informed business decisions. This position requires significant interaction with Division and Corporate Management. Up to 20% travel required.

Cost accounting for the North American operations.
Create monthly standard costs, LIFO inventory modeling and calculations.
Coordinate PC forecasting process
Create new global actual and forecast model integrated with SAP
Provide financial analysis, leading to effective and efficient use of Division's asset base.
Provide relevant decision quality information to business managers on a timely basis.
Support plants and other Division locations in business analysis.
Participate in the monthly closing and variance analysis of North America operations.
Consolidate global market performance
Aid in calculations of key metrics for various incentive programs.
Interact with both internal and external auditors.
Special projects as necessary.

BS degree in Accounting - working knowledge of SAP (preferred) or other ERP system
6 to 10 years work experience in accounting or financial role
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Extensive PC skills - Excel spreadsheet and pivot table expertise and PowerPoint proficiency (a plus)
Good organizational skills
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal/communication skills
Desire to be a part of a global business and operate in an ever-changing environment
Ability to work in a team environment
High comfort level with communication to all levels of management
Experience dealing with external and internal auditors

CMA/MBA/CPA or other advanced educational degree
Operations experience in a manufacturing environment
Ability to prioritize and balance short and long term needs
Ability to develop automated solutions to information needs
Willingness and ability to relocate in future for career growth


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