Corporate Financial Reporting Manager - Mentor, Ohio - Mentor - job 746773

Avery Dennison

Date: 05/05/2021

City: Mentor, Ohio

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at

Job Description

Position Overview:

The position of the Corporate Financial Reporting Manager will be part of a team that oversees the Company’s SEC filings and other external financial reporting compliance.  This position will be responsible for the analysis and reporting of various technical accounting areas and related internal control processes in collaboration with various functions, regions and business units of the Company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and ensure accuracy and compliance of consolidated financial reports to management, shareholders and the SEC.  These reports include press release financials, annual reports and SEC filings (forms 10-Q and 10-K)

  • Perform quality reviews of reported results from both domestic and international units and, when necessary, advise them on U.S. GAAP and effective usage and continuous improvement of the accounting and reporting systems and procedures

  • Analyze and research technical areas of accounting and financial reporting based on changes in the business and consultations with businesses and other corporate functions

  • Prepare consolidated cash flow statement and applicable supporting analyses

  • Prepare quarterly U.S. GAAP accounting and reporting for the company’s domestic and foreign pension and post-retirement plans

  • Supervise analysis of the Company’s monthly and quarterly goodwill and intangible assets reporting

  • Perform annual goodwill impairment testing, including review of staff analyses

  • Support accounting and reporting for business combinations and strategic investments

  • Coordinate activities with external valuation specialist in support of goodwill impairment testing and valuations related to business combinations

  • Critically review quarterly press releases and investor webcast presentations

  • Liaise with investor relations and business units to author management’s discussion & analysis 

  • Provide support to external auditors during quarterly reviews and year-end audits

  • Supervise and train reporting staff, including reviews of their deliverables as well as leading and initiating education opportunities

  • Support other SEC compliance reporting, including annual proxy statement and Form 8-K

  • Support department’s coordination efforts to achieve full compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations

  • Provide support for special projects, including supporting M&A activities, as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, MBA a plus


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in accounting / domestic and international, public accounting experience preferable

  • 3 years supervisory or management experience preferred

  • SEC reporting experience

  • Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management experience preferred

  • Active licensed CPA required


  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel and Word), Google Sheets and Docs a plus

  • Strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles / US GAAP, pension accounting experience desired

  • Ability to work independently, while involving others as required, and within a team environment in a multinational organization

  • Attention to detail with strong analytical skills

  • Strong organizational/time management skills

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills




Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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