Newell Brands Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Reference Code: 1704761

Position Title: Senior Financial Analyst, Business Planning & Analysis

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: Senior Manager, Finance

This position will report to the Sr. Finance Manager, BPA and will assist in all aspects of forecasting, reporting and analyzing results for the Outdoor and Recreation division of Newell Brands. This person will work closely with Commercial Finance, Operations Finance and leadership teams to drive improved business decisions with sharp, proactive and timely insights. This position will also work closely with corporate partners to ensure successful delivery of targets. This individual should be comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization and able to develop positive cross-functional relationships in order to gather information and influence decision making.


  • Generates various financial analyses reports.

  • Assists in the preparation of the Strategic Plan, Annual Budget, and forecasting.

  • Manages and prepares monthly financial review presentations for Sr. Management.

  • Supports internal/external audit requirements on a quarterly/annual basis.

  • Assists with month-end close process with various journal entries, reconciliations, and analysis.

  • Performs ad-hoc analysis and reporting to various divisional teams.

  • Leverages various software tools to provide flexible reporting and create processes for efficiency and consistency.

  • Develops and updates meaningful metrics and reporting tools that can facilitate decision-making.

  • Prepares and maintains process documentation.

  • Provides financial support


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business preferred

  • 3+ years of experience in Finance or a related field

  • Possess a thorough understanding of financial statements and relationships between income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements

  • Experience with journal entries and/or account reconciliations

  • Very strong PC skills and proficiency with various applications; MS Office, Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Planning, SAP, Oracle PBCS

  • Ability to assert opinion as a finance leader within the organization

  • Cross-functional teamwork experience

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously

  • Self-motivated in achieving goals and completing routine tasks

  • Ability to work in an organized, detailed manner under tight deadlines

  • Clear written and verbal communication skills

  • Possible extended hours during peak reporting and planning periods

  • 5% travel, domestic

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.