Financial Analyst


Strongsville, OH, US, 44149

Company:  1181-Applied MSS

Are you interested in expanding your experience with a strong, growing company? We’re interested in your experience, your passion and aptitude for learning!


We are seeking an experienced hands-on self-starter to join our finance team and be instrumental in developing strong finacial models, bugeting, and work with our sales force to build stronger relationships with our customers. This position requires hands on experience in bidding and marketing skills, and will work in conjunction with our marketing team and our sales force.


This position is located at our corporate headquarters in Strongsville, OH. We offer subsidized benefits including health care, vision, & dental, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, and career development opportunities. Connect your future with ours!


Job Duties Include:


  • Provide decision support for leadership team through the construction of financial models, report production, forecast tools, KPI’s and other predictive models. 
  • Assist in the preparation of leadership team meeting results. 
  • Collaborate with leaders to provide financial assistance and guidance to projects and productivity initiatives. 
  • Support team(s) by providing transactional detail and analysis around vendor and procurement data with a heavy cost accounting emphasis.  Analyze and communicate root causes around purchase price variances; recommend permanent corrective actions. Will involve work with large data sets and interfacing with various business teams to provide reporting and insight around purchasing and supply chain decisions.
  • Participate and support business team functions including project work around purchasing, supply chain, warehouse labor planning, etc.
  • Assist in the annual planning (budget) process and quarterly forecasting process for MSS creating templates and budget reports to assist users in the process. Assist in communicating ownership over various key metrics included in each budget/forecast to business leaders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 6 + months experience in finance, accounting, or related business functions
  • Proven results in analyzing data and trends to create relevant and actionable business insights
  • Strong Excel Skills




  • Strong communicating skills
  • Strong analytical skills with reporting capabilities


Desired characteristics:


  • Self-motivated, quick learner


Work for a corporation that believes in developing its people. Applied employees believe in the company and love the environment. Individual contributors with fresh ideas and passion for excellence are encouraged and rewarded.


Different Voices. New Perspectives. Boundless opportunities. Applied is committed to offering equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees based on their training, experience and overall qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, veteran or citizenship status, age, disability, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable law. We are also committed to a drug-free workplace. We value you, your background, and your unique experiences that help add to the richness of the Applied team.

Connect with a great stable company with strong performance and growth. We look forward to learning more about you and will respond to qualified candidates.

Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions LLC, a division of Applied Industrial Technologies, is a leading value-added national distributor of Class C Maintenance, Repair, Operating, and Production (MROP) products.  Applied MSS specializes in fasteners, cutting tools, paints, chemicals, fluid flow, and safety servicing almost every industry.  We carry 50,000 SKU’s with availability to 250,000 more!  Our vendor-managed inventory systems help transform our customers operations into an efficient, fully-stocked system by installing the right storage solutions.  We organize chaos!

Parent company Applied Industrial Technologies is a leading distributor of bearings, power transmission products, engineered fluid power, specialty flow control solutions, and other industrial supplies, serving MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry.  In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber, fluid power, and flow control shop services.  Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to its customers.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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