Business Controller Analyst

Essity Aktiebolag (Publ) Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

Business Controller Analyst

Essity is the leading global player in professional hygiene with the global TORK brand. We are a multi-billion-dollar company that is paving the way towards being a digital shaper and transforming the business model for Professional Hygiene. This is a highly visible effort, with significant attention and investment over a multi-year period. It will require new thinking, capabilities and approaches to successfully "bridge" the activities that remain relevant today to the emerging ones required tomorrow. As part of this effort, Essity continues to build a best in class team that will support the identification, acquisition, and development of digital capabilities across the organization.

We are also an award-winning company with a focus on and commitment to sustainability. In fact, Essity partners with the United Nations Foundation in support of Sustainable Development Goals to improve hygiene, health and well-being worldwide.

Who We Are

Take a look at Essity Professional Hygiene

About the Role

Essity Professional Hygiene (PH) North America is looking for a Business Controller Analyst; this position will be based out of our regional headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. The Business Controller/Sr. Financial Analyst will take a lead role with the financial processes for the PH North America (NA) business in terms of business partnering with the sales directors and managers of the sales section of the business. He/she will be responsible of supporting with business insights, strategy development and results follow up of the assigned sales teams.

This role focuses on the financial performance of several sales teams within the PH NA business and works in close collaboration with other members of PH NA Finance teams to ensure that regional, distributor and customer performance results, as well as budgets, forecasts and outlooks are accurately and effectively presented and explained.

What Will You Do

  • Support sales directors with regional strategic process and customers development strategies, working together with commercial excellence team

  • Function as business partner to several sales directors with timely insights and strategy development to assess and monitor business performance

  • Support the controlling director in the development of presentations with respect to the sales performance, customer understanding and forecasting

  • Collaborate closely with planning and reporting controller and with national accounts controller to ensure harmonized approach to business analysis across the team

  • Timely, complete & accurate monthly financial sales reporting

  • Prepare monthly/quarterly financial packages for sales senior management review and discussion

  • Ensure that the financial and business acumen level is on an adequate level among the sales team by leading regular financial training sessions

  • Monitoring and follow-up the PH NA regional sales performance and deviations/variances to plan including but not limited to volume/price/mix analysis

  • Insightful analysis of key financial performance trends and operating ratios

  • Support in the financial planning and analysis system, by providing insights of regional sales and customers performance

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, professional certifications (e.g. CMA or CPA) preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience business controlling and financial analysis (financial planning experience preferred)

  • Excellent analytical, issue & trend identification, and problem-solving skills

  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills, Power BI skills preferred

  • Proven experience with financial information, reporting and planning systems

  • Understanding of financial reporting

  • Understanding of accounting standards (IFRS)

  • ABS/AARO, SAP, BW/BI experience is a plus

  • Good working knowledge/understanding of manufacturing organization

  • Hands-on experience with budget preparation techniques

  • Effective elaboration (explanation and narrative) of financial performance results

  • Solid, effective communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Effective presentation skills including development of presentation packets

  • Ability to travel 10% of time to domestic locations

What We Can Offer You

At Essity, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.

Collaborative and Caring Culture | Empowerment & Engaged People | Work with Impact and A Powerful Purpose | Individual Learning & Career Growth | Health & Safety Priority | Sustainable Value Together| Innovation| Sustainable Working Life | Total Reward


Additional Information

Among other requirements, our policy (COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: Mandatory) requires all office and sales employees to be fully vaccinated. You must submit evidence of full vaccination prior to the day on which you are scheduled to start your employment with Essity. "Fully vaccinated" means two weeks have passed since an employee's final COVID-19 vaccination injection.

The Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process please contact

Together, we are improving lives, every day

Working at Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place. With impactful innovations coupled with sustainable solutions, we strive to reach more people every year with the necessary and essential solutions for well-being.

Application End Date:

12 Dec 2021

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