Financial Analyst

Avery Dennison – Mentor, OH

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a results oriented Financial Analyst to join the Reflective Solutions Organization (RFLNA and RFLWW) in Mentor, OH. This position will play a critical role within our Global and North American FP&A and Commercial Finance Team. The successful candidate will strive for continuous improvements in the divisions financial analysis tools, data and reporting/analysis capabilities as well as ensure all business-performance reporting and analytics are timely and accurate. This individual will work collaboratively across a variety of functional areas, activities and geographic boundaries by taking the lead in analyzing, understanding and providing financial insight, allowing for quicker and improved decision making by the organization.


  • Perform a variety of variance analyses (versus AOP, Forecast, Prior Year, etc.) on several key financial metrics.
  • Prepare and provide assistance on monthly/quarterly forecasts, Mid-Month Snapshot and publish Flash Financial Statements, with insight from functional leadership and the finance manager.
  • Support month-end close process by analyzing current period expenses, making standard/ad-hoc journal entries, and helping to ensure financial statement accuracy.
  • Lead the preparation of RFLNAs Monthly Business Performance Review Deck and be an engaged participant in the monthly review call.
  • Assist with the RFLWW Monthly Business Review Deck.
  • Support the FP&A Manager in the Annual Planning process with specific accountability for the RFLNA Top Line & SG&A AOP.
  • Perform monthly budget review meetings with SG&A Cost Center Owners to review actual spending against forecast and AOP and to help with any investigation needed of expenses that require further explanation/detail.
  • Provide financial information to assist management and functional owners in making well-informed business decisions, including the preparation of key financial reporting packages/summaries at month end and at other times.
  • Drive continuous improvement and standardization efforts, including compliance of MGWW finance requests. Understand key business unit operating metrics/drivers and measure performance to established metrics.
  • Work directly with the Sales and Marketing teams on improvements to current reporting and developing new and improved tools that allow us to more effectively achieve our goals, including dashboards and price-volume-mix analysis.
  • Manage global Reflective sales data warehouse.

  • BS in Accounting or Finance
  • At least 3 years of financial or accounting experience
  • Experience in forecasting, planning, and building financial analysis
  • Experience supporting a month-end close process
  • Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets & Slides
  • Experience working with leadership team members is a plus
  • Cognos, MfgPro, and Oracle experience is a plus
  • Experience with HFM Financials is a plus

Additional Information

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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