Jarden Corporation Senior Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota

About Jostens

Position Overview

As our key senior financial analyst, sales finance you will be responsible for timely and accurate execution of several monthly and annual processes within the Scholastic business¿ Sales Finance group.

Accountabilities include:

Administration of Oracle Sales Compensation for multiple organizations, including

o Testing of annual system updates and other code changes

o Trouble-shooting system issues and other sub-ledger balancing

o Month end close of sales compensation sub-system

o Process improvements and updating of associated policies and procedures

Rep analysis as assigned, including, but not limited to:

o Forecast sales rep financial plans; including review with sales management

o Commission Analysis on territory transitions and realignments along with related rep changes upon finalization of territory transition plans

o Overdraft reporting

Annual rep settlement

Month end close activities for multiple Oracle organizations and business units, including:

o Journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations for sales representative overdraft and commission payable accounts

Execute the U.S. 1099 process (calculation, distribution, federal filing, problem resolution) for International, Printing and Scholastic Independent Sales Reps.


BA/BS degree in accounting or finance

¿ 6+ years of progressive accounting or finance experience

¿ Advanced level Microsoft Access and Excel skills are essential.

¿ Strong communication skills, both verbally and written

¿ Strong analytical and problem solving skills

¿ Ability to make sound business decisions based on a mixture of policy, situational analysis, experience and common sense

¿ Ability to effectively cope with change and deal with uncertainty in the business climate

¿ Ability to quickly understand business issues and processes, including financial implications of sales compensation on both the income statement and balance sheet

¿ Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

¿ Ability to effectively relate with people at all levels of the internal organization as well as external

¿ Ability to negotiate skillfully in tough situations and bring results that are beneficial to all parties

¿ Ability to write clearly and succinctly such that the message is understood by all

¿ Ability to come up with creative, value-added solutions to business problems and concerns

Preferred: Experience with Oracle

Why Jostens?

Jostens is comprised of dynamic teams of individuals who support the mission of schools, groups and teams by passionately helping people express themselves, celebrate experiences and traditions, recognize achievements and share their stories. We value innovation, integrity, diversity and exceptional performance and want to make that apparent in every experience we deliver.

Jostens is committed to attracting and retaining the brightest and most talented individuals to our company by offering competitive compensation, a progressive and nurturing culture and growth potential. In addition to our traditional benefit offerings, Jostens offers charitable gift matching programs for employees, scholarships and charitable contributions to the communities we serve. Employees also enjoy tuition reimbursement benefits, progressive career planning as well as comprehensive medical benefits and a 401K matching program. Jostens supports and promotes healthy living through education and incentive programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Jostens participates in the E-Verify process.

COMPANY: Jostens, Inc.

Requisition Id: 22659

Location: MN- Minneapolis