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Senior Accountant

Posted: 03/05/2024

Senior Accountant
8080 Norton Pkwy, Mentor, OH 44060, USA

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K eligibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate
  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

We have an immediate need for a Senior Accountant to join our dynamic accounting team.  You will support the Solutions Group business in multiple systems, including Oracle R12.  You will be responsible for booking journal entries and completing account reconciliations, as well as complying with SOX requirements by providing needed information and overseeing several SOX controls.  The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, at least 6 years of accounting experience with manufacturing accounting in their background; strong skills in Microsoft Excel; the ability to multitask while maintaining accuracy and composure; strict attention to detail; and excellent verbal and written communication techniques.

Primary Responsibilities

Position will perform general accounting duties including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Month Close: prepare various journal entries, review month-end balance sheets, review cut-off procedures, analyze operating expenses, monitor and clear suspense accounts, run and reconcile Hyperion reports, prepare Quarterly Corporate schedules.
  • Perform accurate and timely balance sheet account reconciliations as assigned. 
  • Standardize General Accounting processes, identify best practices, and implement process improvements.
  • Calculate Customer Complaint and Bad Debt reserves for various lines of businesses as assigned.
  • Assist in the coordination of SOX activities for assigned Division(s)/site(s).
  • Monitor accounts handled by outside Shared Service Center.
  • Responsible for maintenance of chart of accounts, cross validation rules and HFM mapping.
  • Work with divisions and Corporate on various special projects.
  • Prepare tax reports and year-end schedules.
  • Culture Alignment: drive evolution of Accountability, Teamwork, and Trust across the organization and proactively link responsibilities to key OGSM strategies.  Strong demonstration of business ethics and integrity compliance.
  • Personal Development: utilize Avery Dennison Performance Management System and tools to improve professional and personal development.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • 6+ years of accounting experience in-house OR 4+ years at large public firm.
  • Experience in a manufacturing company preferred.
  • Oracle Experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and Google Sheets, specifically on the job experience with Macros, Pivot Tables, V-Lookups and SumIfs preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Capable of working independently with minimal guidance
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good Problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining accuracy and composure
  • A positive attitude along with a professional demeanor, and a willingness to learn.

Working Arrangement: Hybrid - Office & Remote, 3 days/week minimum in office; daily during monthly and quarterly closing weeks

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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