Brand Finance Analyst Contract - Central London - £35-40,000

London, South East England
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A global beauty brand established for over a century with presence in over 130 countries is looking for a creative and financially savvy Brand Finance Analyst to join their business on a contracted basis - 9 months.

The ideal Analyst will ensure proper governance/controls over Marketing and Trade Marketing budgets; drives ROI mindset and delivers transparent reporting of marketing performance; and partner with marketing to increase sales and profitability through improved decision making.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

*Track local marketing budget and marketing furniture Capex
*Perform month-end activities and prepare monthly management reporting for actuals vs budget
*Prepare annual marketing budget and quarterly budget update
*Drive local marketing spending ROI and Promotional ROI
*Perform pricing analysis and execution of price changes at local level
*Understand brand goals and strategies as well as company's financial policies and provide analyses to help marketing and sales achieve goals
*Coordinate with local marketing team to review marketing and promotional business plan
*Provide financial assessment of proposed programs for go/no-go decisions support and support cascading choices
*Ensure proper allocation of spending across brands and cost buckets
*SOX Controls

Essential Skills:

*Brand finance experience required
*Full understanding of the month end close process and how it relates to other closing activities
*Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
*Firm understanding of basic accounting, financial statements and US GAAP/ external certification (or in process)
*Experience with ERP Systems: SAP/ Hyperion
*Good business judgment
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
*Ability to work in international team
*Proactive attitude
*Developed analytical skills
*Ability to meet assigned deadlines and work under pressure
*Ability to act and operate independently with direction from Management

This role is for an immediate start, so if this sounds like the role you've been looking for and you are immediately available, then apply today!