Ashland Corporate

  • Global FP&A Manager

    Job Locations US-DE-Wilmington
    Job Post Information* : 1 week ago(11/6/2018 5:58 PM)
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  • Overview

    Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?


    Are you always solving?


    Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


    Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Global Pharma/Health & Wellness Financial Analyst to join our Ashland LLC business at our Wilmington, DE location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Financial Planning & Analysis function. This position will report to the Director of Commercial Financial Planning & Analysis.


    The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:


    • Reporting monthly & quarterly performance, forecasting, and annual budgeting.
    • Leading economic evaluations of significant research and capital projects. Provide decision support for the Global and North American Pharma and Health & Wellness businesses
    • Analyzing variances and providing management commentary, including bridges to explain volume, price, cost, and exchange rate-driven variances
    • Preparing management presentations and leading monthly results calls with senior management
    • Scoring and communicating the Sales Incentive Program results
    • Controlling commercial SG&A spend; providing relevant analysis and spend bridges to leadership
    • Proactively contributing recommendations to the global management team to improve business performance
    • Participating in special projects. Ad hoc reporting and analysis supporting many internal customers as required
    • Travel up to 10%

    **This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.


    In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

    • B.S. in Accounting, Finance or related degree.
    • 4-6 years of experience in Accounting or Finance with at least 1-2 years in FP&A
    • Strong analytical skills, financial planning and analysis background
    • High proficiency in MS Excel is required along with a basic knowledge of SAP, Business Warehouse, and Qliktech (or similar ERP, analytical and query applications)
    • Must demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work under tight deadlines
    • Must be customer focused and have effective communications skills
    • Strive for continuous improvement and be highly self-directed
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States

    The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

    • CPA/CMA/MBA a plus.
    • Experience in manufacturing or cost accounting, highly preferred.

    TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2018-7395 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


    NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


    Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier, global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are approximately 6,500 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Our people are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications. Visit to learn more. 


    Ashland. always solving


    We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


    The Ashland Way


    Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


    Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


    Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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