Jarden Corporation Staff Accountant in Covington, Kentucky

Staff Accountant

Job ID: 2016-1191

# of Openings: 1

Job Locations: US-KY-Covington

Posted Date: 11/16/2016

Category: Accounting/Finance

Division: TWG - Home Office



The Staff Accountant provides management with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts, performing day to day accounting transactions such as journal entries for the Corporate entities, performing monthly account reconciliations, and assisting with monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidations of financial statements from the field sites. The incumbent for this role will assist as needed with internal audit and tax requests, compliance and controls associated with SOX requirements, as well as develop and deliver ad hoc reporting. This role will report to the Manager of Accounting.



  • Analyze financial results including comparisons to budgets/prior periods, investigate variances and recommend corrective actions

  • Prepare ad hoc financial analyses

  • Use initiative to drive process improvements, assist in updating and implementing policy and procedures for all subsidiaries

  • Perform quarterly reviews of subsidiary balance sheet account reconciliations and provide recommendations for improvements

  • Lead monthly and year-end close procedures including account analysis, journal entries and account reconciliations for Corporate Office, including intercompany and Corporate allocations with domestic and foreign subsidiaries

  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data

  • Assist with year-end financial statement audit and annual compliance audits

  • Maintain fixed assets software for Corporate Office

  • Assist with company-wide system integration

  • Assist with projects related to acquisitions

  • Any other duties as assigned.

Supervise Others: No

Expected Travel: Minimal - Up to 5 %




  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in public or corporate accounting required.

  • Good working knowledge of GAAP required.

  • Minimum of intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required.

Preferred Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Master's degree in Accounting or other related field preferred.

  • Three (3) or more years of public or corporate accounting experience preferred.

  • CPA a plus.

  • Manufacturing experience a plus.

  • Experience with IFS ERP system a plus.

  • HFM experience a plus.


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

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

  • Strong Analytical Skills – Intermediate 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. Proactive in analyzing issues and solving problems.

  • Time Management and Prioritization: Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines with efficiency and accuracy.

  • Planning and Organization: good time management, organizational skills, and detail oriented.

  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to work independently and on a team, displaying diplomacy in day-to-day interactions and working effectively with internal and external partners to Newell Brands and all its divisions. Displays a positive, proactive work ethic and approach.

  • 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 up to five (5) percent of work time. Travel may include automobile of airline transportation and may include overnight says.

  • 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.