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Avery Dennison Sr. Financial Analyst in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

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

As a key member of the Performance Tapes - North America (PT-NA) Finance Team the Operations Financial Analyst will provide analytical and financial analysis, planning and reporting services and support to the Operations and Supply Chain Organization. In this role you will lead the day-to-day activities in regard to the reporting, planning and analysis activities for our Mount Juliet, Tennessee manufacturing site. This will include preparing financial and business-related analyses, forecasts, and ensuring accurate and timely reporting and analysis of financial performance and results. You will work closely with key Operations and Supply Chain Stakeholders to help establish site performance targets, lead the Weekly Forecasting Process, identify efficiency projects and other continuous improvement opportunities and eliminate inefficiencies in financial processes.

We offer a variety of benefits include health, life, dental, and vision insurance, plus 401(k) matching, vacation program, and flexible work arrangements.

Key Responsibilities

Run the business Activities:

  • Provide Finance and Operations & Supply Chain Management with interpretive and predictive financial information, related primarily to site Manufacturing Expenses.

  • Provide key performance insights using Business Intelligence reports and tools.

  • Provide Finance and Operations Management with weekly variance analysis on both Loss and MOE performance.

  • Actively partner with site leadership during daily/weekly/monthly key operations meetings (Tier I/II MDIs & PLT).

  • Engage with the site on continuous improvement projects, providing financial insights and accountability support.

  • Lead efforts to improve financial acuity across the site leadership and support teams.

  • Lead the site’s Annual Operating Plan which includes partnering with both site and finance leadership.

  • Handle site capital spend and fixed assets including fixed asset inventories (every 5 years).

  • Strive for continuous improvement in forecast accuracy performance by refining processes and tools used to build forecasts.

  • Evaluate key drivers and root cause(s) in order to provide meaningful analysis to explain site’s financial and operational performance including variances to AOP and forecast.

  • Prepare and/or lead all aspects of the preparation of the business case(s) and associated financial justification(s) for certain capital expenditure requests.

  • Fulfill various ad-hoc reporting and analysis requirements, including developing BI reports, analyzing trends, and presenting results.

  • Support ERP integration to occur in 2021 by providing knowledge of financial impact of operational transactions, helping to process map current and future state financial processes, developing standard operating procedures for all current activities.

Controllership / Compliance:

  • Complete all month and quarter end close activities including journal entries, cost center analysis to ensure accuracy and completeness, and balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Perform required testing and audit activities to ensure SOX and internal/external audit compliance on a quarterly and annual basis.

  • Support annual balance sheet review process in collaboration with central accounting (NASSO).

  • Co-Lead periodic physical inventory to ensure inventory accuracy.

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal travel required (maybe once a quarter for an in person finance team meeting)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting is required.

  • 5 years of shown experience required. 10+ years of financial and/or accounting experience in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred.

  • Process oriented, self motivated, and comfortable working remotely from the rest of the finance team

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills

  • Proficiency or experience using Aptean ERP system a +.

  • Ability to build strong relationships and rapport with Operations leadership teams

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize workload to meet deadlines due to fluid business conditions and requests

  • Ability to articulate meaningful insights to the organization which leads to improved results

  • Proficiency using excel and other google suite applications such as sheets, docs, etc.

  • Promote collaboration, desire to learn continuously and takes initiative to act on data and intuition


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