Financial Analyst- Financial Planning Job at Sherwin-Williams – 3.9 in Cleveland, OH

Here, we believe there’s not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there’s a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We’ll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.

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The GSC International Planning and Reporting team is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial reporting including flash, forecast, and the annual budget for GSC manufacturing and distribution sites.

The analyst works closely with regional contacts in one of our GSC International Operations Regions through:

The annual budgeting process

The review of SG&A spending trends, headcount data, special project spending, etc.

Forecasting working capital, calculating and booking corporate charge expenses

Monthly reporting and analysis of forecast, flash and financial results

Preparing and loading financial restatements

In addition to the tasks listed above, the analyst will gain exposure reporting and hierarchy changes related to our global system integration projects and will help to drive continuous improvement by employing transactional lean tools to improve upon our hierarchy reporting structure and processes.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic and the ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced work environment. Attention to detail, as well as a desire and ability to problem solve through complex financial situations is a must.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting, Finance, or related field

Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance or an MBA with a focus in Accounting, Finance or related field, CPA or CMA Certification

1+ years financial experience in financial planning & analytics or supply chain accounting

An understanding of GSC division and entity reporting structure,

Experience with international ledgers and a multi-organization structure,

International Accounting experience

Experience with the operating plan process, understanding of the GSC division memo reporting model

Understanding of Valspar accounting and/or Oracle 11i to Oracle R12 account mapping

Exposure to and understanding of the principles of Transactional Lean and Six Sigma

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

A working knowledge of Oracle Essbase and Excel Smartview tool

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive

consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color,

religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status,

disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration

prohibited by law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment

services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.

About the Company

Company: Sherwin-Williams – 3.9

Company Location:  Cleveland, OH

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