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The Clorox Company Finance / Accounting Staff Analyst (Recent Grad starting in 2022) in Oakland, California

Make your mark

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have fulfilling personal lives. And we’re all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Job Overview/Summary

PLEASE READ: If you are a student at University of California - Berkeley, Cal Poly, University of the Pacific or North Carolina A&T - please ensure you apply for our Staff Analyst posting on your career center website in addition to Clorox Careers.

Ready to keep learning? Whether your focus is on supply chain cost management, financial forecasting, long-range planning and analysis, or financial reporting, you'll work on assignments across the organization that will build your business knowledge, technical skills and leadership experience.

Key Responsibilities

Working as a key business partner across all of Clorox, you will facilitate business strategies and goals by translating operating activities and results into compelling consumer and business insights. As part of Finance, your insights will drive decision-making opportunities across the organization, and your influence will help the company build big-share brands that make everyday life better, every day.

Clorox Finance has a rapid rotation program, where you have a chance to try new roles in different areas of Accounting and Finance every 14-24 months. We have an extensive Learning and Development program to help you build your career in the direction you choose: whether it is in Accounting, Finance, Management, or Leadership. In fact, several of the Company's senior leaders started their career at Clorox after graduating from college.

Typical Entry Level Job Responsibilities:

  • Report actual performance vs. forecast, including identifying key variance drivers

  • Plan, execute and improve the quarterly financial forecasting and/or close process

  • Prepare journal entries and monthly and quarterly account reconciliations

  • Prepare and analyze volume shipment reports for senior management

  • Ensure accuracy of cost and spending related accounts on financial statements

  • Execute monthly and quarterly close in accordance with GAAP for revenue, deductions, trade spending, unsaleables, discounts and sales-related expenditures

  • Use data analytics (PowerQuery, PowerBI, Power Automate) to perform data analysis and visualization.

  • Support financial statement preparation and maintain strong control environment

  • Identify and influence system improvements to drive efficiency and effectiveness

  • Develop insights to drive the business

Key Skills, Abilities, Experience and Education Required

Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree preferably in business, finance, accounting, economics or equivalent work experience.

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • 12 credit hours of coursework in financial accounting, managerial accounting or corporate finance preferred

  • Business work experience through internships, part-time or full-time work

  • Highly desirable: Data analytics and/or database/ERP experience

Demonstration of strong capabilities in the following areas:

  • Verbal, interpersonal and written communication

  • Thought and people leadership

  • Critical thinking and decision making

  • Teamwork and collaboration

  • Innovative thinking, curiosity, and creative thinking

  • Attention to detail

  • Analytical and problem solving

  • Results oriented and initiative

  • Multitasking

Ability to work in Pleasanton, CA or Oakland, CA (with some relocation assistance provided).

More about Finance

Ready to keep learning? Whether your focus is on supply chain cost management, financial forecasting, long-range planning and analysis, or financial reporting, you’ll work on assignments across the organization that will build your business knowledge, technical skills and leadership experience.

More About Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2020 sales of $6.7 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products;

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • Liquid-Plumr® clog removers

  • Poett® home care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Brita® water-filtration products; Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality™ and NeoCell® dietary supplements.

The company also markets industry-leading products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare® brand names. Nearly 80% of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories

Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as Clorox recruiters via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

Learn more about:

  • Working at Clorox (https://www.thecloroxcompany.com/careers/working-at-clorox/)

  • IGNITE Strategy

  • Inclusion & Diversity (https://www.thecloroxcompany.com/who-we-are/our-people/inclusion-diversity/) .​

For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany.com , including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/ Minorities/Women/LGBT/Protected Veteran/Disabled employer. You may view the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) by clicking on it.

Clorox is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans during the hiring and interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, contact us at People (people@clorox.com) @clorox.com . Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions/ application statuses.