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Sr. Financial Analyst (Global Operations) - Hybrid

Company: Spectrum Brands
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Division InformationThe Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands, located in Orange County, CA, is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset -, Weiser -, Baldwin -, National Hardware -, Pfister---, EZSET -, and Tell. We have a history and reputation of blending trend-leading designs with game-changing innovation to deliver an exceptional consumer experience, earning #1 market share on most of our lines. If you're passionate about home improvement-and maybe have a pin board or two of design ideas on your favorite app-this may be a great place for you.Job SummaryThis is an exciting opportunity to forge a career in the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) Division supporting the Global Supply Management & Business Improvement group. - You will be responsible for the consolidation and reporting of the division direct material purchases across the global supply base. There will be a constant focus on building efficiency via process improvement/ simplification.
You will be instrumental in maintaining a strong control environment and have the opportunity to be a part of key projects within the organization. -Additionally, you will be afforded diversity with interaction within the organization as a finance liaison and be a part of a dynamic team. -Please note, we are currently working a hybrid schedule. This person will be expected to work onsite 50% of the time in our Lake Forest office (2 days one week and 3 days the following week).
Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • (20%) Prepare & analyze actual monthly results and related variance analysis : Retrieve and consolidate data and prepares weekly & monthly purchase price variance reports; Research/investigate variances causes; communicate variances to internal customers and the operations leadership team
  • (20%) Coordinate & prepare annual budgets and monthly estimates; lead bi-weekly variance meetings with the sourcing leadership team
  • (20%) Participate in the month-end close process
  • (10%) Calculate material inflation & perform related analysis on the commodities market; track and maintain supplier pricing history
  • (10%) Cost Center reporting and analysis for the Global Sourcing and Business Improvement Department
  • (10%) Complete other special projects for various departments as necessary. Acts as the finance partner on special project teams
  • (10%) Identify & Implement process improvement/simplification; streamline reporting

    Education and Experience Profile

    • Three to five years Finance/Accounting experience required
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent
    • MBA and/or CPA a plus

      Required Skills

      • Ability to create and maintain strong business partnerships with internal customers
      • Strong analytical skills
      • Self-starter with strong business acumen, problem solving skills, and ability to work independently
      • Strong knowledge of general accounting principles including full understanding of P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow
      • Advanced PC skills, specifically strong Excel, Access, and data mining
      • Excellent communication skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
      • Operations/manufacturing finance experience is a plus
      • Experience with Essbase, SAP, MFG PRO and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) a plus

        Work EnvironmentWorking conditions are normal for an office environment.
        The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. - It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
        Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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