Avery Dennison Senior Accountant in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

We have an immediate need for an Senior Accountant to join our dynamic accounting team. The identified candidate will support multiple business units in both systems (Oracle 11i and Oracle 12). This person will work closely with the Fixed Assets Team and oversee the Fixed Assets process in Oracle R12. This individual will also take over the Rebates processes for Oracle 11i. The individual will be responsible for booking JE’s and completing reconciliations, as well as complying with SOX requirements by providing needed information and owning several SOX controls.

Primary Responsibilities

Position will perform general accounting duties including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Month Close: prepare various journal entries, review month-end balance sheet, review cut-off procedures, analyze operating expenses, clear and suspense accounts, run and reconcile Hyperion reports, prepare Quarterly Corporate schedules.

  • Perform accurate and timely balance sheet account reconciliations as assigned.

  • Standardize General Accounting processes, identify best practices, and implement process improvements.

  • Assist in the coordination of SOX activities at assigned Division.

  • Monitor accounts handled by outside Shared Service Center.

  • Work with divisions and corporate on various special projects.

  • Prepare tax reports and year-end schedules.

  • Culture Alignment: drive evolution of Accountability, Collaboration, and Trust across the organization and proactively link responsibilities to key OGSM strategies. Strong demonstration of business ethics and integrity compliance.

  • Personal Development: utilize Avery Dennison Performance Management System and tools to improve professional and personal development.

  • Coordinate the Fixed Assets reporting for US entities in Oracle R12.

  • Assist in the Customer Rebate Payment process.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • 6+ yrs accounting experience; experience in a manufacturing company a plus.

  • Oracle Experience strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of US GAAP

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, specifically on the job experience with Macros, Pivot Tables and V-Lookup preferred.

  • Oracle and/or Hyperion experience a plus

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Ability to lead project teams

  • Capable of working independently with minimal guidance

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Good Problem solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Superb organizational skills

  • Ability to multitask while maintaining accuracy and composure

  • A positive attitude along with a professional demeanor, and a willingness to learn.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled