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Finance Intern in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family!

We are looking for Finance & Accounting Interns who will grow at our corporate office in Marysville, Ohio. Each Intern will work in one key area of the finance team below for the duration of the summer:

  • Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - Gain experience within SG&A financial analysis and corporate financial planning. Tasks include updating investor consensus models, cost center reporting, budget/forecast consolidation, peer and competitor benchmarking, and executive management reporting.

  • Marketing/Brand Finance - Finance partner to Brand Marketing teams. Provide reporting on respective SBU and retailer performance. Analyze product lines/SKUs, build P&Ls for existing portfolio and new product launches.

  • Sales Finance - Provide financial support to Sales Organization.  Assist in financial reporting to highlight retailer performance. Analyze sales and POS data to help aid decision making. Track retailer promotions and trade spend.

  • Supply Chain Finance - Provide financial support for Manufacturing, Distribution, Procurement Operations and Inventory Management. Create, update, and analyze financial reports. Collaborate within supply chain finance team to complete monthly close, special projects and support budget and forecast activities.

  • Tax (Income/Transaction) - Emphasis on federal, state and international tax reporting, providing support for tax accounting and transfer pricing. Prepare assigned corporate tax returns and other reporting requirements. Learn the tax return preparation process.

  • Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting - Update policy, gather support, and organize/refine the workbooks that the reporting team uses to compose public documents. Interns in the executive financial reporting unit assist with the preparation and filing of all SEC Documents.

  • Internal Audit - Assist the Internal Audit Team in planning, performing, and reporting on financial (SOX) and operational audits. Interns benefit from exposure to all levels of company management, the daily operations of the company, and to our external auditors.

The ideal candidate will have a strong balance of quantitative analytical skills, creativity and business acumen. In addition, he/she will have demonstrated initiative, time management skills, flexibility and the ability to interact effectively with multiple business partners & functions.  

In this role you will:

  • Gain exposure to enterprise information systems (SAP/BW) for data analysis.

  • Utilize enterprise information systems for significant data analysis on customer sales, product sales, profitability, and trends.  Work closely with cross-functional partners and management to create reporting related to these items.

  • Assist in monthly accounting processes including month-end close, analysis of monthly results and preparation of monthly forecasts & annual budget.

  • Assistance with annual physical inventory process.

  • Visualize data using Tableau and other software.

  • Analyze data for trends and insights.

  • Participate in statistical analysis projects.

  • Present data-driven recommendations.

  • Provide support for annual budgeting process.

The perfect person will have:

  • Junior/senior level standing with a major in Accounting/Finance/MIS/Analytics/other business-related at an accredited institution.

  • Prior internship or other relevant experience in finance, accounting and/or analytics.

  • Experience using SAP and BW preferred.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite due to the amount of time spent analyzing data.

  • Strong analytical and statistical skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally within the organization.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time.

  • Strong initiative and results-oriented.

  • Ambition and confidence in their abilities to effectively solicit information and recommend change.


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.