Senior Analyst, Finance Manufacturing - Columbus, OH in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Columbus, OH
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Job Description

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...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We are looking for a Senior Financial Analyst who will grow at our corporate office in Marysville, Ohio.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible to assist multiple facilities (manufacturing and distribution) (local and non-local) in financial performance tracking and reporting.  This role supports the Controller by assisting in the monthly close process, forecasting and budgeting. The Senior Financial Analyst may be asked to identify and/or assist in the implementation of cost savings opportunities, process and procedure improvements, and other special projects.  The Senior Financial Analyst works with plant management to ensure forecast and budget compliance.

In this role you will:

  • Assist in the monthly close process, including general ledger accounting, account reconciliation, variance analysis and plant reporting.
  • Assist in monthly forecasting and annual budgeting process.
  • Work with plant cost center owners in compliance with forecast and budget spending.
  • Individual must be capable of assisting in identifying, creating and implementing solutions to procedure issues and enhance financial reporting.
  • Must be able to identify and articulate process issues and attempt to formulate solutions.
  • Must be able to work on accounting and operational issues that require communicating with various levels of the organization (production associates to Corporate finance).
  • Responsible for interacting with a wide variety of people and functions.
  • Special projects.

The perfect person will have:

  • Two - five years of professional accounting or finance experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance
  • High degree of financial analysis to help interpret financial data.  
  • Demonstrates passion for customers, consumers, and associates.  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong and effective communicator internally and externally.
  • Operates with a sense of ownership.

Some other nice to have’s:

  • Manufacturing accounting/finance experience.
  • SAP / R3 experience.
  • Business warehouse skills.
  • CPA, CMA, MBA or other professional designation .

What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.
  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous vacation day policy.
  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


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