Newell Brands Financial Analyst - Rawlings Sporting Goods in St. Louis, Missouri


Job Title: Financial Analyst

Department: Financial Planning & Analysis

Reports to: Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

General Overview: Broad analytical support within the FP&A function for assigned business unit. Responsibilities include assisting with building and maintaining the annual budget, consisting of a complete P&L, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows. Provides ad hoc internal and external reporting and analysis projects for management. Assists the Director, FP&A in interpreting monthly financial results including analysis of variances to budget.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supports Director, FP&A in compiling and providing analysis toward all business unit planning, forecasting and strategic planning activities:

  • Assists in the preparation of the annual business unit budget and quarterly forecasts, including sales, margin and operating expense targets

  • Assists in efficient execution of budget and forecast commitments, including communication to management of progress towards attainment and plans to effect course correction as necessary

  • Assists with the financial inputs for the 5 year strategic plan

  • Assists in preparation of periodic management reports and presentations as required by corporate (weekly, monthly & quarterly)

  • Manages budget and forecast models to prepare and report on variances at month, quarter and year end

  • Manages key metrics and models to assess profitability of product lines, brands and key customers, working capital efficiencies, ROI, etc.

  • Analytical Support and Business Insights

  • Updates key business monitoring/reporting tools (Cognos) used at regular intervals. Develops new reports as needed (Cognos, Showcase).

  • Tracks sales progress through Cognos and monitors sales, profit margins, SKU count, and inventory levels/costs and compares with business plan.

  • Analyze at-once business opportunities that deviate from published programs.

  • Supports assigned business unit

  • Assists in the development and maintenance of key planning tools such as the Cost Price Worksheet (CPW).

  • Analyzes individual sku performance and how product lines are performing versus established sku ceilings.

  • Supports development and publication of transitional/close-out product lists.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field

  • Prefer 2-4 years’ experience in business or financial planning/analysis or related field.

  • Strong analytical skills, communications skills, and organization skills. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience with “data mining” programs (Cognos, Showcase or similar) preferred

  • Ability to take direction and work autonomously when needed.

  • Proficient in MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).

Organization: Newell Brands - Team Sports

Title: Financial Analyst - Rawlings Sporting Goods

Location: United States-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 340733