Area Financial Analyst
 Richmond, KY


Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.

This position is accountable for the daily, weekly and monthly preparation and analysis of reports for management's use in fiscal decision making.

The Financial Analyst is also accountable for processing and reporting financial information in an accurate and timely manner and the implementation of internal controls to safeguard assets.

This position is primarily responsible for: monitoring and analyzing daily reporting, ensuring the timely and accurate closing of the books, and will assist in the ME close by reviewing the P&L.

Major Tasks Performed:

  • Ensure the site's books are closed timely and accurately
  • Responsible for the daily review of all variances and the administration of the variance detail tracking report
  • Assist the Area Controller in the development of the Annual Operating Budget.
  • Analyze manufacturing costs, transfer pricing and special projects.
  • Analyze monthly P&L summaries for anomalies, investigate and report findings to management.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for HQ and the Region
  • Provides analytical support for Operational Excellence cost savings projects; including Lean projects, Six Sigma, Capital Projects, Kaizen Events and 5S projects.
  • Participation towards completion of other related tasks and duties as directed or needed.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for reviewing the books during close for the area they support
  • Utilize advanced data mining and analysis abilities to identify and make recommendations on adverse yield trends
  • Assist in the physical inventory.
  • Achieve meaningful and easy to understand financial analysis for management to make good business decisions.

Basic Qualifications:

Must have a Bachelor's Degree

Must have at least three years of accounting experience

Must have previous experience working with Microsoft Excel

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have the legal right to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status

Other Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.

Accounting experience in a manufacturing/distribution environment is preferred

Experience preparing an annual budget

Willing to relocate if considered for future promotional opportunities

Who we are -

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Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity Supportive Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

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The selected candidate will have multi-site responsibilities.