KapStone Container Corporation Plant Financial Analyst in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


The Financial Analyst II is responsible for supporting operational decision-making and complex projects by providing financial, economic and statistical analysis. Gives financial support to local management on issues relating to large variances. Works with local management to improve the profitability of the business. This includes support for forecasts, budgets, inventory analysis and adhoc projects. Assists in maintaining systems and controls which verify the integrity of all systems. Performs financial analysis making strategic financial decisions in regards to cost reduction and revenue maximizing.

The Financial Analyst will report directly to Corporate Finance and have a solid line responsibility for all Finance employees in the plant(s). The Plant Financial Analyst will work closely with the General Manager, Production, Sales, Customer Service, Human Resources, and other departments.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting knowledge.

  • Excellent computer skills, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and etc.,

  • Strong managerial abilities.

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Analysis of financial statements, contribution margins, cost studies and production studies.

  • Works with local management to analyze capital projects. Uses incremental financial analysis to justify IRR and ROI. Reviews the project actual results after installation and compares this to the forecasted benefits.

  • Work with local management on data collection to be used for financial forecasts for the current month and quarter.

  • Assist with the data collection to be used by plant management for the annual budgets.

  • Participate in physical inventories of raw material, finished goods and fixed assets.

  • Assist management team by supporting their departments with financial metrics and current, accurate information that allows them to manage the business based on good investigative analysis.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Management with related financial skills preferred.

  • Post graduate training or degree in Finance or Management desired.

Previous Work Experience

  • 2-4 years of experience as a senior accounting professional

  • Corrugated industry experience is preferred.

Additional Skills

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled