Caraustar

B&I Analyst

US-GA-Austell
Requisition ID
2017-4285
Category
Accounting/Finance
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
 
With over 2,500 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
 
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.
We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 

Responsibilities

PURPOSE
 
Develops business performance analyses, financial models and management reporting for the BI&A group. Provides rigorous analytical and technical support to help drive strategic projects.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Strategic partner to sales, operations and senior management in business improvement and optimization activities through financial modeling
Strong understanding of financial modeling, forecasting, variance and trend analysis and experience with Excel and other modeling tools
Ability to analyze and manipulate complex data and financial reports, in order identify critical business improvement opportunities and communicate effectively with management team
Develop clear and concise business performance reports with the ability to present information through visual (charts and graphs) aids
Strategically oriented and able to engage in challenging yet productive business debate. Not intimidated by confrontation
Assist with financial and operational due diligence on potential acquisitions, mergers or divestitures as required, providing assessment of key risks and opportunities for potential opportunities
Outstanding project and people management skills with a positive attitude
Must understand and perform detailed work with “roll up the sleeves” mentality but understand the “big picture”
Track business improvement plans and measure progress against defined targets
Provide assistance in training sales and operations groups in new processes and tools for the BI&A group
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills in interactions with all functions and levels in the organization
 
 
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Support the development of monthly financial reports and dashboards for senior management
Perform ad hoc analysis and generate reports upon request from management
Comply in all respects with the provisions of the Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy required
Strive for the best, with the unwillingness to accept mediocrity in the level of performance and/or work provided and/or received
 
 

Qualifications

Job Requirements:
 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
 
Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Business/Finance/Technical Science and/or at least 2-3 years’ experience in business analysis functions in the manufacturing or process industries.
Strong understanding of data management systems and data queries.
Strong Knowledge of statistics and quantitative analysis.
Experience in developing financial and business optimization models
Energized by the application of software tools and technologies to solving complex business problems
Thrives in a project-oriented work environment
Experience in directly dealing with sales, operations and senior management
Self-starter a must
Team leadership skills
Willingness to accept change
Organized and detail-oriented
Very strong analytical skills
 
 
SOFTWARE SKILLS
 
Microsoft Office
Proficiency using Excel (vlookups, Sumifs, Countifs, If statements, Match, Pivot Tables, etc.) and Access (access, manipulate and transform data)
Power Pivot and Power Query experience is a plus
Understanding of data management systems (Databases) and data queries
Structured Query Language (SQL) (Basic to Medium-level)
Experience with Business Intelligence (BI) tools a plus
Experience with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is a plus
Willingness to rapidly develop new software skills

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