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Newell Brands Financial Operations Analyst in Aurora, Illinois

JobTitle: Financial OperationsAnalyst

Location:Aurora, IL

ReportsTo: Director, Finance Operations &Accounting

GENERALPURPOSE OF JOB: The Financial Operations Analyst will be a key member of the Finance team preparing, analyzing and presenting financial operations metrics. This role will also be a key player in helping the company over-deliver on productivity savings for project Fuel.


  • Detailed Accounts Payable reporting by vendor and spend category totrack purchases and payments

  • Forecasting Accounts Payable and performing variance analysis todetermine root cause issues and take corrective action when necessary

  • Load 4 wall cost data in Power BI for manufacturing facilities anddistribution centers.

  • Prepare Distribution Center expense report and review with DC managerduring the close process to ensure all expenses are captured appropriately

  • Preparation of monthly operating expense report by cost center andvariance analysis. Additionally, workingwith cost center owners on annual plan and quarterly forecasts.

  • Assist with Project FUEL, our initiative to generate significantproductivity savings

  • Prepare and present monthly financial schedules

  • P&L and BS variance analysis and investigation between plan/forecastand expected results

  • Analyze outbound freight spend

  • Perform various monthly self-audits of key controls

  • Various ad hoc analysis and projects to assist with management of the business


  • Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting or related field, CPA or CMA aplus

  • 3+ years’ experience

  • Experience with SAP, HFM and NBPlan a plus

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Ability to be a self-starter andtake ownership of tasks and see them to completion

  • Great communication, inter-personal skills for interaction with variousinternal stakeholders

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: 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, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, 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 OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.