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Financial Analyst I


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Vicksburg Mill Financial Analyst


Position Description:

The Financial Analyst will be expected to interact with mill operations personnel on a day-to-day basis, as well as performing routine financial assignments.  These assignments can include measuring progress against meeting various objectives, analyzing business results, developing an annual budget and preparing short-term forecasts. This position is a member of the Finance Staff Group at the Vicksburg Mill. The position level (PL) for Financial Analyst can range between 8 and 10, commensurate with experience.

Position Requirements:

A Financial Analyst will be accountable for the following primary job responsibilities:

  • Actively participate as a member of a business unit
  • Review/analyze key performance measures and variances
  • Develop the annual budget and assure that product cost information is accurate
  • Monthly reporting and communication of financial performance against objectives
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial and operating statistical information for the identification of potential business problems and opportunities
  • Ensure compliance of efficient internal controls on all transactions of company assets and interests, including legal, state and local taxes and insurance claims
  • Ensure that the facility maintains accurate books and records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that the business is conducted in compliance with established corporate, sector and division policies, procedures and practices
  • Lead cost reduction initiatives within the finance business unit and the mill
  • Develop tools that increase visibility of process impacts on mill financial performance and increase accuracy of monthly forecasting



  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or related discipline is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others are required. Geographic flexibility is necessary to include periodic business travel  
  • Skilled in using spreadsheet programs (Microsoft Excel) and other databases
  • Industry exposure and manufacturing process knowledge preferred
  • Familiarity with company policies and procedures and various financial systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial analyses (cost/variance, profitability, key performance measures, operating data, and new product development), forecasting and budget development, and month / year-end close process



  • Action Oriented – enjoy working hard; able to work with a minimum of planning; seizes opportunities
  • Drive for Results – Steadfastly pushes self and others for results; very bottom line oriented; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers
  • Customer Focus – dedicated to meeting the expectation and requirements of internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind
  • Informing – provides the information people need to know to perform their jobs; provides direct feedback and information to individuals so they can make accurate decisions
  • Learning on the Fly – learns quickly when facing new problems; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement
  • Problem Solving – solves difficult problems with effective solutions, asks good questions and probes for answers, can see underlying or hidden problems, is excellent at analysis, looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at first answers
  • Planning – accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; measures performance against goals; evaluates results
  • Presentation Skills – effective in a variety of presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, subordinate and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization

International Paper 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.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.
Vicksburg  MS  39156



Category:  Finance
Date:  Mar 18, 2023

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