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Financial Analyst

Buffalo, NY · Manufacturing

Job Title: Financial Analyst

Pay Rate:


Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.


Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

Buffalo Sheet Plant

100 Bud Mil Drive

Buffalo, NY 14206



The Financial Analyst will support Buffalo Sheet plant through assisting the Complex Controller on internal controls, month-end closing and reporting, budgets/forecasts, monthly outlooks, capital projects, analyzing performance and recommend action needed to maximize the financial return of the site.  This position will report to the Complex Controller, with dotted-line reporting to the Plant General Manager.


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Work under the direction of the Complex Controller in the preparation for and analysis of operation results, operating trends, customer profitability, capital projects, incentive plan calculations, budgeting & forecasting, special projects, and initiatives in order to assist management in achieving operations and management objectives.
  • Provide mid-month projections
  • Analyze and provide weekly sales validations, month-end sales reporting, and price audits
  • Work with Complex Controller in development and refinement of processes to improve accounting efficiencies and process documentation.
  • Actively assist Complex Controller in maintaining and enhancing internal control, accounting policy, and procedures.
  • Provides financial analysis including interpretation and application of professional standards, company policies, and processes
  • Prepare journal vouchers and participate in month-end close.
  • Perform data entry and utilize systems as a source of research analysis.
  • Complete various reporting requirements.
  • Be familiar with the financial policies and procedures outlined in the financial policies and capital investment manuals as they relate to the plants.
  • Ensure that applicable internal controls are followed in each area of responsibility.
  • Investigates, reviews, and evaluates various financial transactions and the recommendation of the appropriate treatment
  • Payroll Processor for Buffalo Sheet and backup to other facilities.
  • Complex Order to Cash Analyst (Accounts Receivable & TICs)


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • BS/BA in accounting, finance, business, or related field required;
  • Accounting and/or finance work experience required.
  • Work experience in a manufacturing facility desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general business management principles, internal financial management, and industry business practices.
  • Strong knowledge and application of financial concepts, standard costing concepts, forecasting, budgeting, and performance reporting against forecasts and budgets, internal controls, purchasing, and other accounting functions.  Understanding of GAAP and FASB
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of functional areas (sales, marketing, manufacturing, customer service, logistics, etc.) within the organization.
  • High level of managerial courage and informing skills.
  • Deliver solutions on a quick-time basis; make decisions quickly with good follow through skills.
  • Expert level knowledge of Excel required. SAP & HRMS knowledge a plus.
  • Ability to adapt and learn new software required.
  • Remain flexible and adapt to the situation and provide either leadership or follow instructions and work independently.
  • Ability to handle pressure and stress.
  • Willingness and ability to work extended or irregular hours, occasional holidays, and travel as required.
  • Ability to handle details accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Excellent time management/priority setting, organizational, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high energy office cubicle setting
  • Self-starter who can learn on the fly


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Career You Will Build:

Sales and Leadership training, promotional opportunities within a global company


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting

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