Assistant Finance Manager-Sales

The Clorox Company Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 weeks ago

As the Assistant Finance Manager within our Sales Finance team you will be responsible for providing strong financial leadership and insights to functional and business unit leaders around trade spending, customer profitability, and customer financial reporting. This position will drive long-term profitable growth for the Strategic Customers (Costco, Target, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Home Depot, and Lowe's). This position reports to the Sr. Finance Manager-Strategic Accounts but works closely with sales.

Make your mark

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively support the Home hardware channel (Home Depot and Lowe's). Play a key leadership role in driving growth by providing analytical support on trade spending and profitability at these key customers.

  • Own the Joint Business Plan for Target and Costco, working with your sales counterparts to develop profitable goals for Clorox. Assess spending and suggest areas of improvement to provide better return on investment. Provide support for customer negotiations.

  • Assist with the assessment of current and future risks and opportunities of Strategic Customers and the development of the long range plan. Assess current year plans and targets and highlight risks and opportunities.

  • Drive Value Creation by proactively identifying and championing opportunities to create tangible value for Strategic Customers

  • Own your development by actively participating in the MyGPS process and Learning and Development programs.

  • Partner with Business Unit (HQ) finance to ensure consistency between financials analysis and current operational plans

Years and Type of Experience:

  • 5+ years of professional work experience in finance and accounting

  • SAP or other ERP systems experience highly desirable

  • CPG industry and/or retailer experience preferred

  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience required. Microsoft Power BI/Tableau/Alterix a plus

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills needed to consolidate large quantities of data, identify trends and drivers and distill issues and risks

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence

  • Ability to work on cross-functional activities and form solid business relationships

  • Ability to take personal ownership of project tasks and ensure timely resolution of issues

  • Experience in interpreting accounting principles and incorporating learnings into project financials

  • Strong excel modeling capabilities highly desirable

Education Level/Degree:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting/Economics; MBA or CPA a plus

More about Finance

Ready to keep learning? Whether your focus is on supply chain cost management, financial forecasting, long-range planning and analysis, or financial reporting, you'll work on assignments across the organization that will build your business knowledge, technical skills and leadership experience.

More about Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

  • Brita water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step cat litter

  • Glad bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr clog removers

  • Pine-Sol cleaners

  • RenewLife digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light, Natural Vitality, Neocell and Stop Aging Now dietary supplements

  • Professional services: Clorox Healthcare and Clorox Commercial Solutions

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2017 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018.

We also support our communities, and, in FY2018, contributed approx. $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Finance Transformation Consulting Manager


Posted Yesterday

VIEW JOBS 3/24/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-06-22T00:00 RSM is currently seeking an individual with a strong accounting background and CFO/Controller skill-set to lead our Technology and Management Consulting (TMC) Practice. As part of our Finance Transformation Consulting Practice, you will be able to draw from your experience and knowledge to conduct Rapid Assessment studies for clients to improve their businesses by providing services such as IT and financial procedure and control documentations and assessments, process improvement, financial transformation, and policy and procedure design and optimization. All engagements involve the analysis, development and documentation of improvement opportunities, and may include implementation and training components. All engagements require process analysis, project management skills and the ability to work in collaborative teams, primarily at client locations. This position will be directly involved with relationship management, supervision of staff, onsite client projects and development of the Management Consulting services within our local markets, including demonstrating RSM capabilities related to accounting and information technology outsourcing services and deliverable solutions. This practice line is exciting, growing and offers tremendous career opportunity. This is ideal for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity within the security of a well-established firm. Basic Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; CPA preferred * Minimum 8 - 12+ years of experience in a public accounting or consulting firm providing consulting or accounting services, - or relevant CFO / Controller related business experience * Experience consulting with accounting, financial, operational, technology and other management personnel to improve their businesses * Experience with operational process reviews and basic internal control requirements * Demonstrated ability to work independently to gather facts, organize data, analyze financial statements and other financial data to identify relevant issues and support findings * Expertise, knowledge and aptitude for developing and delivering accounting and technology services solutions * Expertise in analyzing and applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") in developing creative solutions to client's complex financial problems * Experience with practice development and management, marketing and thought leadership resulting in new business relationships to the Firm * Experience in managing client relationships and leveraging them to sell Firm solutions * Ability to effectively manage overall client relationships to exceed client expectations in a sophisticated large consulting or accounting firm environment * Ability to provide effective communication to both client and project team * Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with centers of influence and professionals * Ability to break complex issues into project steps and problem solve * Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to articulate, write and present information in a clear and understandable manner * Ability to travel 65-75% Preferred Qualifications: * Master's Degree in business or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred; * Strong technology skill-set, including systems management or implementation experience; * Motivated to work and contribute in a fast-paced, team-oriented, client focused environment; * Natural aptitude for solving problems * Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision * Driven to exceed client expectations * Ability to balance multiple priorities * Presents themselves in a professional manor interacting with business owners You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective. Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood. RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans. Job ID req5144_Minneapolis Line of Business: Consulting Services SubFunction: TMC MC Fin & Accounting Job Type: Full Time Req #: req5144_Minneapolis Location: 801 Nicollet Mall, , Minneapolis, MN US Region: Central Region Job Category: Business Consulting/Technology Employment Type: Experienced Degree Required: Bachelor Travel: Yes RSM Minneapolis MN

Assistant Finance Manager-Sales

The Clorox Company