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Financial Analyst

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company's applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
The Financial Analyst will prepare financial and business related analyses and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, rate of return, depreciation, working capital and investments. You will prepare forecasts and analyze trends in manufacturing, sales, finance, general business conditions and other related areas. We are a dynamic organization with a heavy emphasis on collaboration and development. You will be part of the newly formed Industrial and Healthcare Materials business, passionate about continued growth and success. What the role includes:Activities may include, but are not limited to:
Complete analysis, prepare journal entries and analyze information for accuracy and completeness in support of the monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes. Input into the system.
Research and provide analysis to assess the impact of various corporate projects and transactions.
Support and assist in the AOP process. Coordinate preparation of cost center budgets. Input data into planning systems.
Provide financial analysis and support in the AFE (Authorization for Expenditure) process.
For assigned projects; prepare detail of work plan and schedule, complete detailed analysis and research, identify options, prepare reports for management and recommend action or change.
Assist in preparing economic/financial research and analysis for use in developing business strategies and tactics.
Quantify the financial impact of the opportunity or issue involved, including likely returns on investments or payback period for proposed capital expenditures, new products, or other investments.
Provide assistance to departments in the formulation of their budgets. Review departmental actual expenses versus budget and issue monthly variance statements.
Provide accounting expertise to each business unit when special projects arise. Present accounting information to senior management.
Assist business unit with chart of accounts and cost center hierarchy issues.
Prepare forecasts and analyze trends as it relates to cost allocations and capitalized salaries.
Follow and assist in the development of policies and procedures ofthe Financial Policy Manual.
Look for opportunities to improve the process effectiveness and improvements.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
6+ years finance or related experience.
Skilled in proficiently using computers and related software in performing financial job tasks, specifically setting up spreadsheet formulas, linking spreadsheets, extracting data, developing graphs.
Demonstrated high-level proficiency with Excel and Google Sheets required. Proficiency in Oracle, HFM, MFG-Pro highly desired.
Ability to design, develop, and maintain tables, formulas, graphs, and macros as well as set up tables, queries, and reports in Access or similar database program.
Knowledge of research methodologies. Ability to conduct research, prepare comprehensive reports and present complex financial and statistical information in a clear and succinct fashion.
Skill in communicating complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, and making presentations to large groups. Ability to work well with all levels of management and employees.
Good analytical, organizational and communication skills.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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