Jarden Corporation Senior Financial Analyst in Covington, Kentucky

Senior Financial Analyst

Job ID: 2016-1186

# of Openings: 1

Job Locations: US-KY-Covington

Posted Date: 11/1/2016

Category: Accounting/Finance

Division: TWG - Home Office



  • Covington, KY


The Senior Financial Analyst will demonstrate leadership to implement and maintain responsibility for a reporting system that gives a detailed analysis of the business unit’s results as compared to budgets, forecasts and prior years. The Senior Financial Analyst will assist the Director of Finance in the development, implementation and communication of best practices in accounting methods, processes, data analytics and the monitoring of results. The Senior Financial Analyst reports to the Director of Finance.



  • Learn SAP functionality and identify methods to improve analytical reporting and automate processes within the Accounting department.

  • Work with Plant controllers and other financial personnel to develop solid understanding of all aspects of the business.

  • Month end reporting for business unit internal reports and divisional and corporate requests.

  • Analyze a wide variety of data to identify opportunities to improve forecasting methods, including performance monitoring and reporting against expectations, trend analysis, and forecasts.

  • Ad hoc reporting for corporate.

  • Special projects as assigned.

  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities.

  • Develops value-added financial analysis for use by the organization to improve overall results. This includes customer profitability, product profitability, and SKU profitability analyses.

  • Assists in the development of the annual budget and reforecast, particularly in the area of SG&A expenses.

  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the Corporation and the community; maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

  • Work with Financial Services to generate monthly general ledger entries as needed in the SG&A cost centers.

  • Any other duties as assigned.


Supervises Others: No

Expected Travel: Approximately 10% - 15%

Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics from an accredited College or University required.

Experience /Knowledge

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a Financial Analysis role required.

  • A minimum of intermediate proficiency with Excel required.

  • A minimum of intermediate ability with Microsoft Office Suite (PPT, Word, Outlook) required.

  • High concern for detail and accuracy required.

  • High level of communication skills, including effective presentation, verbal, and listening skills required.Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred.

  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in a Financial Analysis role preferred.

  • SAP experience in financial applications highly preferred.

  • Hyperion (HFM) experience highly preferred.

  • Advanced proficiency with Excel highly preferred.

  • Demonstrated Budgeting & Forecasting experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience at Planning & Analysis preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability at reporting to Senior Management preferred.

  • Demonstrated success in process improvement techniques preferred.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills preferred.Competencies:

  • Technical Knowledge: Strong understanding of corporate finance and accounting:

  • Professional Presentation Skills – ability to use PowerPoint to develop fact based presentations.

  • Strong Analytical Skills – Advanced proficiency with Excel.

  • Judgement and Decision Making: Ability to evaluate situations and reach logical conclusions.

  • Problem Solving: Propose ideas, find new and better ways of doing things.

  • Time Management and Prioritization: Commitment to task and awareness of urgency.

  • Planning and Organization: good time management and organizational skills.

  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to display diplomacy in data-to-day interactions, to work effectively with internal and external partners to Newell Brands and all its divisions.

  • Communication: Strong ability both verbal and written. Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Sitting at workstation approximately 85 percent of work time. Standing and walking approximately 15 percent of work time.

  • Must be able to travel 10 – 15 percent of work time

  • Ability to work overtime or occasionally on weekends with short notice.

  • Typical office environment with shelves, overhead and above work surfaces.

About The Waddington Group:

The Waddington Group (TWG), a division within Newell Brands is a major global, food packaging manufacturer, food service solutions provider, and marketing company with four business units:

WNA Inc.

Operating across the U.S., WNA is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium rigid plastic foodservice disposables serving the catering, institutional foodservice, bakery, produce, and retail / consumer markets. Our thermoforming and injection molding facilities are located in Massachusetts, California, Texas, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Polar Pak

With manufacturing facilities in Montreal and in Toronto, Polar Pak, the company's brand in Canada (formerly Polar Plastic and Par-Pak), has many of the same manufacturing capabilities offered by WNA in the U.S.; and primarily serves the foodservice, bakery, deli, produce, and confectionary markets.


Based in Boulder, Colorado, this division is the leading brand and thought innovator in the green packaging space. Eco-Products offers a broad array of green packaging solutions and truly lives by its mantra: ‘Green is all we do.’

Waddington Europe

This division is anchored out of the UK, in Milton Keynes, and is a leading thermoformer of packaging and transit trays for a wide range of markets, including: bakery, foodservice and produce. Waddington Europe also markets products produced by other Group companies across Europe.

The corporate offices of The Waddington Group are located in Covington, Kentucky, across from the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge from Cincinnati, Ohio.

View more information about TWG on ourCorporate Websiteand view our current open opportunities on ourCareer Website.