The Lead Financial Analyst will work in the preparation andreview of internal and external reporting, various analytics, forecasts andbudgets.
Key areas of focus includerevenues, sales volumes, operating costs and customer profitability in supportof the Plant, Business Unit, Area and Regional Leadership teams.
In addition, the Analyst will participate onvarious project teams.
In performingthese roles, the Lead Financial Analyst will be expected to interact withnumerous functional departments (both at Corporate and at Division levels) andwith all levels within the company.
Theposition will improve the performance of the Plant or Business Unit throughanalytical support, facilitation and engagement.
The role will also support theDivision Hub accounting team.
How you willimpact WestRock:
Utilize the Profit Analysis Tool process to support corporate account and local account bids/analysis.
Actively monitor the profitability of all customers, but in particular those with a negative contribution margin and/or profit.
Maintain price increase tracking as necessary and support the process for price increase planning within the Business Unit.
Obtain a working knowledge of all available sales analytical tools (sales forecasting tool, Focus 21, etc.).
Provide analytical support for key manufacturing metrics, including performance excellence, net waste, returns and allowances, machine performance, labor efficiency, capacity, headcount, safety, etc.
Identify gaps and/or under-performance trends.
Provide support for tracking identified opportunities to increase the efficiency of the converting equipment and headcount reduction opportunities through the Manning Optimization process.
Work with green belt leaders to track savings targets of Six Sigma projects.
Collaborate with the Regional Manufacturing Manager and Six Sigma teams on kaizens and operational audits.
Assist with all Business Unit Capital economic analysis and maintaining modeling consistency (i.e., a standardized approach to calculating financial performance).
Track the capital development and approval process with a specific emphasis on approval and expediting installation of all capital projects related to the Strategic Optimization initiative.
Whatyou need to succeed:
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA or CPA strongly preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant analysis experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong problem-solving skills, passion for improvement.
Advanced skills in Excel and Hyperion SmartView; experience with QlikView a plus.
Ability to work independently, balancing routine responsibilities with ad hoc requests.
Able to thrive in a growing and fast-paced environment.
Previous experience in manufacturing industry (corrugated/packaging), preferred but not required.
Must possess potential to advance to a leadership role.
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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued,
respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.