Senior Finance Analyst
Birmingham, AL 
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Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

DESCRIPTION:

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with 2021 revenues of $4.8 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

  • Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation
  • Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses

Avient employs approximately 8,400 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work. For more information, visit .

WHY AVIENT:

At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE (Harnessing Young Professionals), Pride at Avient and Embrace to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions in hiring, promotion, development, compensation and advancement are based upon non-discriminatory factors such as, for example, qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.

Job Summary

The Senior Finance Analyst is a strategic business partner for our Specialty Engineered Materials (SEM) business segment. Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, this position is responsible for performing financial reporting, analysis, forecasting and pricing, including profitability assessments.

Essential Functions

  • Works as an effective business partner to resolve financial related issues by providing assistance and guidance on the method of allocation/assessments.
  • Prepares accurate and timely financial reporting, including working capital and forecasting reports in support of business reviews or decision making assessments.
  • Interprets financial results and provides recommendations for business segment.
  • Provides leadership and training on key financial and business segment initiatives.
  • Responsible for the reconciliation and analysis of assigned general ledger accounts, including proposed adjustments and coordination with business units in compliance with GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Recommends and implements changes on financial accounts, reports and administrative or data processing systems.
  • Works across all levels of the business and corporate organizations and must be able to effectively engage vendor and/or customer organizations when appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned. *LI-CB1 *LI-Hybrid

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or related field or equivalent experience
  • 5 or more years experience in financial analysis, finance and accounting
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and form a strong partnership with the business

Competencies

  • Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.

Physical Demands

  • Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening.
  • Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate.

Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.


PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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