The Clorox Company Assistant Manager, Marketing Accounting in Oakland, California

Lead and supervise our monthly and quarterly close and forecasting processes, as well as an opportunity to shape and re-define these processes for the future. In this position this individual will become an expert in the Company's various marketing programs, including Advertising, Sales Promotion, Coupons, and Market Research. This individual will develop strong leadership and influencing skills by working with U.S business partners within the Finance, Sales and Marketing organizations. This position also manages 3 direct reports.

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 busy 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.

Key Responsibilities

The Marketing Accounting group supports all the domestic businesses, excluding Nutranext. The key responsibilities of the group include:

  • Advertising, Sales Promotion and Prepaid Marketing accounting and balance sheet analytics.

  • Market Research close and forecast process, including P&L and B/S analytics.

  • Prior Year accrual training and accounting for above accounts.

  • Sports Marketing close and forecast process.

  • Electro graphics billing.

  • Advertising and Market Research Invoice payments.

  • Accounting guidance and support in consumer marketing spending matters (including ownership for the Consumer Marketing spending policy and Coupon Procedure).

  • ICC Self Assessments & PO Certification for Build Brands processes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA or CPA a plus

  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in finance and/or accounting

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to communicate information to Senior Management and distill issues and risks

  • Strong leadership and project management skills with solution oriented mindset

  • People management and interpersonal skills with ability to independently prioritize, and promote team environment

  • Strong planning and organizational skills

  • Strong attention to detail and data integrity

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work in a cross functional environment and form solid relationships with other teams and work groups

  • Continuous improvement mindset with ability to identify and implement ways to streamline and improve effectiveness and efficiency

  • Understanding of Clorox's close and forecast processes

  • General accounting theory and understanding of financial statements

  • SAP experience and/or BW experience a plus


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 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Professional services: Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2017 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018.

We also support our communities, and, in FY2018, contributed approx. $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

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