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Senior Financial Analyst (Cellulose) at Georgia Pacific in Perry, Florida

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join the team! The position provides analytical support to our Packaging and Cellulose Business, and is located at our Specialty Pulp Mill in Perry, FL. The facility is located just 50 miles southeast of Tallahassee, in Taylor County.  Perry is 20 miles inland from the Gulf Coast (fishing and boating) with swimming beaches on both the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, Orlando theme parks, and college football venues nearby.  You will be a member of a strong financial team and will report directly to the Financial Planning and Analysis Lead. In addition to completing facility cost analysis, product benchmarking analysis, and identification of value creation opportunities. 



A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


The Senior Analyst role creates value by supplying expertise in economic and critical thinking in order to make sound business decisions.  Success here requires the application of financial models, ability to perform valuation analysis, marginal analyses, identification of opportunities, and determining key variables that help to drive the business performance.  The ideal candidate must have the ability to work autonomously or in team settings and possess a strong analytical background.  Our work environment is fast paced with a focus on innovation and change therefore the ideal candidate will need to possess a high degree of creativity and resourcefulness.  This role will also work collaboratively with its peers to identify and capture value across the Containerboard and Cellulose Mill system.


  • Promote an environment of effective partnering with operating and business management to maximize value creation and enhance decision making

  • Identify and drive process improvement opportunities, develop and execute action plans

  • Provide decision support and analysis on new investment and cost reduction proposals

  • Analyzing actual manufacturing cost; comparing standard costs to actual

  • Studying changes in product design, raw material usage, inventory, labor, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost; Collecting, validating, and analyzing product cost data

  • Assist in maintaining a centralized cost accounting system that includes bills of materials and cost structures within an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool

  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services

  • Participate in internal financial control assessments and on-going monitoring; help identify and drive corrective actions

  • Partnering with peer facilities to drive standardization across the system and to share knowledge base

  • Think like the decision maker, be inquisitive, and push boundaries while demonstrating humility


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities needed to be successful in the role


  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills coupled with a strong sense of urgency

  • Flexible and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic environment

  • Proven initiative and willingness to drive change, with a focus on innovation, process improvement and solving problems

  • Customer focused with strong analytical, financial, and economic thinking skills

  • Basic self-awareness and an understanding of how personal behavior impacts others



Requirements and Qualifications needed:


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business; earned with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Basic Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience in a Finance, Accounting, Strategy or Cost Analysis role

  • Demonstrated understanding of key principles of Cost Accounting 

  • Experience developing financial models, scorecards, and key metrics 

  • Prior experience performing analysis and relaying insights and recommendations to business leaders

  • Experience with integrated financial systems, complex accounting systems, database structure

  • Advanced MS Excel proficiency; including creation/editing, charts, pivot tables, lookups, formula creation and working with macros)


What Will Put You Ahead:

Preferred Qualifications


  • Finance/Operations Accounting experience in a manufacturing organization

  • Cost accounting, Product costing, KPI/Metric development/tracking experience

  • Marginal and incremental cost/profit analysis experience

  • Experience with business analysis and data visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau, SQL, VBA)

  • Ability to mine and convert data into meaningful information through leveraging software and other state-of-the-art tools



Why work for GP

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance

  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world

  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge

  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions

  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings

  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness


This role is not eligible for sponsorship.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
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