Lubrizol Financial Analyst in Brecksville, Ohio

Financial Analyst

Req ID: 38645

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Financial Analyst is an active participant in the creation and execution of business strategy and delivering relevant short term and long term financial analyses to support profitable business growth. In addition, this role is responsible for goal setting, providing updates on financial progress, improvement initiatives, budgeting and reporting for the Personal & Home Care business within Lubrizol Advanced Materials.

Essential Job Functions

  • Monitor financial performance of the business unit including income statement, balance sheet and cash flow

  • Provide timely, concise and actionable financial information to business unit leader and other respective management

  • Assist in the coordination and development of the business unit’s annual operating plans and forecasts

  • Generate analysis and understanding of the budget and forecasts to help management make informed decisions that drive the performance of the business

  • Assist in the coordination and development of the strategic plan / trajectory

  • Support the monthly business review process, monthly financial reporting, and other required reporting

  • Prepare month-end closing deliverables

  • Manage rebate agreements & accruals

  • Support new product costing analysis to help determine the future profitability and value proposition for new products

  • Support adherence to documented internal controls; Assist with development of new controls

  • Maintain the integrity of financial systems and reporting modules

  • Ad hoc projects as needed

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 3 years of financial experience

  • Excellent systems and financial modeling skills including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Well-organized, flexible, ability to multi-task

  • Proactive, self-starter with the desire to achieve

  • Strong interpersonal and business communication skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Limited domestic travel (some international travel may be required)


  • MBA, CPA, CMA or equivalent

  • SAP and BW knowledge

Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company. We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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