Senior Financial Planner and Analyst

Date Posted: September 12, 2018
Clearwater Paper
Shelby, NC
Category: Finance
Job Type: Salary

Clearwater Paper

Company Description

Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting and cutting. At Clearwater Paper, we're dedicated to the success of our customers and our employees. If you're looking for a sense of purpose, teamwork, and a leading company that's growing fast, we're looking for you.

Job Description


Provide planning and financial analytic support.  Influence business decisions via a variety of financial, economic, and statistical analyses.  Analyze and interpret company and industry trends and financial information, including sales metrics, cost metrics, rates of return, depreciation, working capital, and investments.

  • Provide support and analytics as required.  Analytics could include but are not limited to sales: price, volume mix, cost: price, volume, usage, capital investment returns and payback, supply chain related analytics, variable, fixed, last increment costs analytics, production or supply chain impact analytics, etc.
  • Reporting could include but are not limited to:
    • P&L and Balance Sheet actual performance versus budget and forecasts
    • Standard costing, profitability, scorecards, mill or business KPI’s
  • Trend reporting and analysis on key data
  • Provide support to the strategic business planning process
  • Provide support and lead certain aspects of the budgeting process
  • Assist and support monthly, quarterly, and annual financial forecasts related to revenue, operating costs, freight, and other supply chain costs



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or other related discipline required.
  • Minimum 5 years of industrial operations experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in planning, marketing, distribution, operations and financial analysis required.



  • Must be able to work independently and exert influence on short & long-range goals and objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate to all levels of management, to motivate others and sell ideas.
  • Excellent presentation skills required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word. In Excel, must be proficient with pivot tables, charting, formulas, and be good at working with large data sets.

How to Apply

Complete the application on the Clearwater Paper website.