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Avery Dennison Senior Accountant in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

We have an immediate need for a Senior Accountant to join our dynamic accounting team. You will support the LGM business in multiple systems, including Oracle R12. You will be responsible for booking JE’s and completing reconciliations, as well as complying with SOX requirements by providing needed information and overseeing several SOX controls. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, at least 6 years of accounting experience with manufacturing accounting in their background; strong skills in Microsoft Excel; the ability to multitask while maintaining accuracy and composure; strict attention to detail; and excellent verbal and written communication techniques.

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 sheets, 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.

  • Manage the Customer Rebate Accrual and Payment process from Accounting perspective as assigned.

  • Calculate Bad debt and/or Customer Complaint accruals for various lines of businesses as assigned.

  • Analyze data provided and calculate Net Realizable Value calculation for units assigned

  • Develop, maintain, and manage library of BI reports required for NASSO General Accounting Group.

  • Assist in the coordination of SOX activities for assigned Division(s)/site(s).

  • 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, Teamwork, 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 profes


The ideal candidate will have:

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

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

  • Oracle Experience strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of US GAAP

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and Google Sheets, 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

  • Willing to work overtime as required.

  • Capable of working independently with minimal guidance

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal 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.

Avery Dennison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Additional Information

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

If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact 440.534.6080 or jacqueline.williams@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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