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Financial Analyst in Olathe, KS at ITW

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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    Olathe, KS
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Job Description

ITW Overview:

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries.   ITW, with approximately 14 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 7 major segments with businesses in 58 countries that employ approximately 49,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 19,000 global patents and patent applications

Division Overview

Fluids North America is a $145M division in the Polymers and Fluids Segment/Fluids Platform that produces industrial lubricants, cleaners, degreasers, and marking paints for Industrial MRO, Auto OEM, and Aerospace markets globally.  We have approximately 250 employees across our sites in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Maryland.   

Position Summary:

The Financial Analyst will report to the Fluids NA Division Controller and be responsible for supporting the division with analytical support. The position will be based out of the Division Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas and may travel to various sites.

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Have the ability to travel up to 20% domestically.

  • Design, develop, and maintain recurring and ad-hoc reports that provide company leadership with information used in the decision-making process of various initiatives/projects.
  • Design, develop and maintain annual plan, LRP and forecasting.
  • Provide analysis on customer and product mix, customer profitability, procurement, inventory, financials, etc. in direct support of business decisions
  • Develop data models to aid in a greater understanding the impact of manufacturing activities to the financial performance
  • Work to identify key issues and develop metrics that can quantify them appropriately
  • Create and/or generate necessary reporting and analyses for Plant sites and Plant regions.
  • Collaboratively and independently assist in the analysis of data through extracting and defining relevant information.
  • Work with Business stakeholders to identify value added analytical opportunities
  • Prepare timely reports to highlight discrepancies in a dataset and accordingly suggest business rules to manage them.
  • Provide analytical expertise and develop data analysis tools to assist in understanding and solving business problems

Job Requirements


•        Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business or Accounting required (or equivalent work experience / CPA / CMA)

•        2+ years of experience in a similar role

•        Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

•        Strong and proven analytical and strategic skills

•        Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

•        Problem Solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully

•        Ability to work independently, asking for direction when needed

•        Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; demonstrates presentation skills.

•        Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

•        Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects and complete assignments quickly and accurately.

•        Ability to effectively communicate and interpret, concisely, data to all team member levels.

ITW Fluids NA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.