Finance Manager in Marysville, OH at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 9/18/2020

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Financial Manager who will join our Finance team in Marysville, Ohio.

This position will be based at The Hawthorne Gardening Company in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The Finance Manager will work closely with business operators to provide financial performance tracking, reporting, forecasting and profitability.  The manager will have a key role in financial analysis supporting the Company’s top initiatives

In this role you will:

  • Be responsible for Hawthorne Gardening Company's (HGC) overall FP&A responsibilities. This includes, but not limited to: monthly close process, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting. This requires collaborating closely with HGC’s other finance groups (i.e. Supply Chain Finance, Category/Sales Finance and Europe)

  • Financial analysis, business case  and ad hoc analysis support as needed for the Company’s initiatives;

  • This role also is responsible for oversight and being a business partner for HGC’s North America G&A and R&D functions 

  • Recognize, recommend and implement process and procedure improvements;

  • Create executive level summaries and communicate in an accurate and concise manner;

  • Articulate and understand current financial results and forecast results;

  • Manage and develop one or more senior financial analysts and/or financial analysts.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting;

  • Four or more years of post-undergraduate work experience in public accounting or industry financial roles with experience in variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting;

  • Communicates effectively internally and externally;

  • Operates with a sense of ownership;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are important, as this person will be interacting with all levels of management;

  • Ability to be creative and flexible, and should be a high achiever with the potential to move into positions of increasing responsibility;

  • High degree of original thinking and creativity;

  • Focus on customer needs – position will interact with a wide variety of people and functions, so strong sense of customer service.

Some other nice to have’s:

  • CPA/MBA;

  • Experience with SAP/BW.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.


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