Newell Brands Commercial Finance - Senior Analyst in Covington, Kentucky


PositionTitle: Commercial Finance-Senior Analyst

Location: Covington, KY

Reportsto: Commercial Finance-Manager

The Commercial Finance Senior Analyst will assist the Commercial Finance Manager and team in demonstrating leadership in implementing and maintaining responsibility for a reporting system that gives a detailed analysis of the division’s sales results as compared to budgets, forecasts and prior years. This role will partner with the North American Sales Team and assist in the development of the annual sales plan, as well as forecasts. The Commercial Finance Senior Analyst will report to the Commercial Finance Manager.


  • Assistin building the North American Commercial Finance Team

  • Partnerwith the North American Sales Team to create weekly sales analyses

  • Month-endreporting for business unit internal reports, divisional and corporate requests

  • Provideexplanations for variances vs. prior year, forecast and budget

  • Assistin formulating multi-year market strategies and understanding their financialimpacts

  • Developfull understanding of customer programs and discounts

  • Assistin creation of monthly analysis to explain key growth drivers and business miximpact

  • Assistin the development of the annual sales budget and quarterly reforecasts

  • Analyzea wide variety of data to identify opportunities to improve forecastingmethods, including performance monitoring and reporting against expectations,trend analysis, and forecasts

  • Developsvalue-added financial analysis for use by the organization to improve overallresults; this includes customer profitability, product profitability, and SKUprofitability analyses

  • Workswith the Commercial Finance Manager to provide recommendations based upon trendanalysis and performance vs plan

  • Establishesand maintains effective work relationships within the department, the corporation and the community; maintains the professional competence, knowledgeand skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assignedresponsibilities

  • Ad-hoc reporting for corporate and special projects as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, orEconomics from an accredited College or University required ; MBA preferred

  • 4-6 years' relevant work experience with a minimum of 3 years in a FinancialAnalysis role and a minimum of 1 year in a SalesAnalysis role required

  • A minimum of intermediate proficiency with Excel required ; advanced proficiency withExcel highly preferred

  • A minimum of intermediate ability with MicrosoftOffice Suite (PPT, Word, Outlook) required

  • High concern for detail and accuracy require d

  • High level of communication skills, includingeffective presentation, verbal, and listening skills required

  • Demonstrated Budgeting & Forecasting experiencepreferred with a demonstrated ability in reporting to Senior Management

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills preferredwith success in process improvement techniques

  • TechnicalKnowledge: Strong understanding of corporatefinance and accounting:

  • Professional Presentation Skills – ability to use PowerPoint to developfact based presentations

  • Strong Analytical Skills – Advanced proficiency with Excel

  • Hyperion (HFM)experience highly preferred

  • Judgement andDecision Making: Ability to evaluatesituations and reach logical conclusions

  • Problem Solving: Proposeideas, find new and better ways of doing things

  • Abilityto work overtime or occasionally on weekends with short notice

  • Typicaloffice environment with shelves, overhead and above work surfaces

  • Travel up to 10%-15%

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.


Organization: Newell Brands - Waddington

Title: Commercial Finance - Senior Analyst

Location: United States-Kentucky-Covington

Requisition ID: 330373