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Associate Finance Analyst

Date: Sep 30, 2022

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Numbers say one thing - but are you able to account for items outside the numbers and decide what other environmental factors should be considered? 


This position is not behind the scenes - you will directly be helping to drive sales! 


Dart Container is seeking an Associate Finance Analyst to join our dynamic team to analyze cost components involved in the production and distribution of our products. These costs are used when making many key business decisions and identifying opportunities to improve efficiencies and reduce costs across the Company.


On our team, you will be surrounded by a friendly group of critical thinkers who are exceptionally hard-working and driven to solve problems and generate new ideas. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other departments, plant locations and distribution centers to analyze customer pricing and requested pricing for favorability using a variety of factors such as costs, pricing in the market and overall business portfolio. For this role we are looking for someone who is detail oriented, organized, a big picture thinker with analytical skills, and thrives in a work environment to problem solve and find solutions.


As a Dart employee you would enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule, working 3 days in the office and 2 days from home.


If you got this far, we hope you are feeling excited about this role. Even if you do not feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We are eager to meet people who believe in Dart's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.



  • Learn the company’s procedures, systems, structure, distribution channels, philosophies, and strategies
  • Obtain accurate and detailed information required for financial analysis and pricing decisions
  • Accurately complete a financial analysis of our cost to produce and distribute the product; provide clear and concise written summary of the situation with pricing recommendations which incorporate logic and the company's philosophies and strategies
  • Document pricing and other decisions according to department’s procedures
  • Act as an interface between departments through meetings, telephone contact, and written correspondence
  • Learn any relevant computer software used in the department
  • Assist with the new product development process, including preparation of financial analyses to evaluate potential projects
  • Accurately complete financial analyses to support Commercial Finance and the Business Teams on financial planning, budget adherence and financial performance of the respective areas
  • Accurately complete financial analyses and share with the Business Teams along with recommendations for profit improvement ideas such as cost reductions, SKU rationalizations, and pricing and trade spend actions
  • Provide basic analytical support to others in the department and the Business Teams by completing a wide variety of special projects as needed
  • Communicate professionally with Dart employees at all times



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or related field of study
  • Ability to complete work with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes, procedures, and decisions
  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas and solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate personal accountability, take ownership of work, and apply learned concepts
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Must have ability to communicate and collaborate with other departments to gather and provide information
  • Ability to identify issues, compare data, investigate and resolve discrepancies
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint






Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.


Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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