WestRock Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia
About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com .
As a Senior Financial Analyst for Enterprise Logistics, you will support management in the creation, maintenance, and distribution of financial performance reports. This will include developing automated consolidated financial reports using excel and Hyperion Essbase, reviewing and analyzing consolidated forecasts and budgets and performing detailed variance analyses using operationally focused explanations. You will also develop an expert understanding of WestRock’s reporting structure. As you work side by side with the finance team, general business managers, and other key individuals, you will establish analytic frameworks and obtain fact-based metrics to populate financial models; oftentimes under tight deadlines. While performing your daily tasks, you must always keep your eye on the big picture; this skill will be invaluable as you may assist in the development and coordination of the annual planning process.
How you will impact WestRock:
Financial Close Consolidation, Analysis, and Reporting (Quarterly and Monthly).
Monthly Business Review for Senior Leadership. Including report creation and change with tight deadlines and writing concise and accurate variance explanations.
Coordinate and deliver information necessary for total WestRock reporting consolidation and analysis.
Assist in the development of processes and procedures to improve the quality of financial analysis. Drive stronger ownership and accountability of results.
Provide forecast and budget preparation and validation including variance analysis and bridge models.
Design Reports (routine and ad-hoc) to support various monthly, quarterly and annual activities.
Constantly evaluate the group’s reporting and processes with an eye towards increased reporting efficiency.
What you need to succeed:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Related Field.
Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant analysis experience in budgeting, forecasting & variance explanations.
MBA preferred, not required.
Proficiency in Excel required. Understanding and using complex formulas. Organizing and structuring user-friendly reports and analyses templates for use by less experiences users.
Strong capabilities with other Microsoft Office applications are required.
Technical skills not listed that the candidate could use to help improve WestRock reporting would be considered a plus.
Hyperion experience is preferred. SmartView experience is a plus.
Basic understanding of relational databases is a plus.
Strong analytical and financial modeling capabilities.
An analytical thinker, who can think through complex subjects and ask the right questions without being prompted.
Creative problem-solver. The candidate should be able to devise “outside-the-box” solutions to complicated issues with little time to complete.
Solid organizational skills and a team player.
High attention to detail. The candidate should be able to absorb and determine quickly if quantitative reports/analyses are valid and reasonable.
Self-motivation and intellectual curiosity. The candidate should work hard and drive to meet or exceed deadlines by managing their own workload.
Excellent written/verbal communications skills required (Comfortable working with all levels within the company, including senior management). This position will work closely with WestRock business leaders; refining complicated analyses into easily digestible reports or narrative.
What we offer:
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.
Finance and Accounting
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Senior Financial Analyst