Financial Analyst

PolyOne Corporation
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Researcher / analyst


About the Organization

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities.

We are a $3.5 billon world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 7,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.

General SummaryThe Finance Analyst is responsible for performing financial reporting, analysis and providing financial data support. The position will partner with our Information Technology function and is responsible for financial planning, budget management and reporting. This position will also aide decision-making processes within the function while delivering a positive impact on the financial management of the department and organization. This position will also be responsible for administering purchasing functions within the department, including the analysis that will optimize purchasing needs and improve forecasting accuracy.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works as an effective partner to the function by providing analysis and guidance on financial related issues and by preparing accurate and timely financial reporting, including budgeting and forecasting reports

  • Works effectively across departments in order to resolve issues

  • Interprets financials and is able to communicate the key drivers affecting the budget; supports the department with detailed report analysis on major cost categories

  • Provides recommendations on cost savings and efficiencies for the function

  • Accountable for accuracy and identifying and implementing changes on financial accounts, reports and administrative or data processing systems

  • Effectively engages and supports all levels of the department as well as vendor organizations in meeting financial analysis and purchasing needs, when appropriate

  • Submits and tracks purchase orders and receipts

  • Reviews and releases “on hold” purchase orders

  • Reviews, investigates and reconciles invoice discrepancies

  • Completes special projects and ad-hoc reporting as assigned

In addition to the PolyOne Competencies required for all jobs, the following qualifications are required for this job:


  • SAP and Ariba experience not required but a plus


  • 1+ years’ experience in purchasing and/or procurement preferred


  • Flexibility to handle changing requirements and multiple projects

  • Willingness to take on new challenges and achieve results with urgency

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Self-motivated and able to effectively prioritize responsibilities


Physical/Environmental Demands

The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

•    Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening

•    Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate

Equal Opportunity Employer

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).


PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace.  PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law.#LI-KD1

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