Finance Budget Analyst

  • location: Atlanta, GA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $31 per hour
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job description

Finance Budget Analyst

job summary:
A Fortune 500 Consumer Goods Organization located in the downtown area, is seeking a dynamic Finance Budget Analyst that will support their Content and Agency Management teams. The position will provide financial stewardship over the Direct Marketing Expense (DME) budget for the Content teams and analytical support to the Agency Management Team to assist in decision making. This is a 18 month assignment and is available for immediate hire.

Job Summary:

The role will provide financial stewardship over the Direct Marketing Expense (DME) budget for the Content teams and analytical support to the Agency Management Team to assist in decision making. Responsibilities include day-to-day financial support for the overall budget, performing transactions in SAP as requested by clients, identifying and solving problems, reporting, collaborating with Marketing, Finance, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Legal, and vendors, as well as leading or assisting in various process improvement projects. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, experienced in working with cross functional teams, have analytical capabilities, and have a strong focus on process improvement and business partnering.

Responsibilities of the Finance Budget Analyst:

- Manage all project transactional/budget components within MEM/SAP system

- Maintain campaigns and budgets in close cooperation with clients (complete campaign requests, budget transfers, Journal vouchers and direct pays)

- Manage the P2P Process - Purchase order creation, invoice processing, vendor set up, etc.

- Manage Accounts Payable process to minimize payment issues

- Participate in monthly budget routines, prepare reports and analyze data for review with clients and take appropriate action to get issues resolved

- Assist in managing Annual Business Planning Process for category specific brand budgets

- Manage year end accrual process with clients and vendors

- Provide guidance on appropriate accounting treatment/use of GL codes

- Ensure adherence to Company policies and processes; Conduct periodic audits of data to confirm compliance with Company policies and procedures

- Train marketers and vendors on overall budget management process

- Assist in managing agency management tools, sites & communication calendars

- Liaison with Finance, Legal, Marketing, Procurement

- Conduct various spend and other analysis to inform decision making

- Apply operational excellence/lean tools to make continuous improvements to processes

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROFICIENCIES:

- Financial Policies and Procedures. Knowledge of financial policies and procedures

- Transaction Knowledge. Knowledge of and ability to understand business transactions (e.g., accruals, marketing programs) and their corresponding accounting implications and/or actions

- Procurement Knowledge -SAP, SRM or other ERP system used for purchasing is a plus, but not required

- Data entry skills and must have a strong competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

- Comfortable with analyzing data in MS Excel(pivots), Access and/or other software such as Tableau

- Strong communication skills, written and verbal; Excellent organizational skills; Detail oriented

- Quick learner who can work independently and able to handle multiple assignments

- Pro-active/Takes Initiative

Budget Analyst Skills Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Business is strongly preferred but will look at experience
  • Proficient in SAP preferred or other ERP system; Must have advanced skills in Excel including Pivot Tables and V lookups; MS Suite/Outlook, PowerPoint
 
location: Atlanta, Georgia
job type: Contract
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years
 
responsibilities:
Job Summary:

The role will provide financial stewardship over the Direct Marketing Expense (DME) budget for the Content teams and analytical support to the Agency Management Team to assist in decision making. Responsibilities include day-to-day financial support for the overall budget, performing transactions in SAP as requested by clients, identifying and solving problems, reporting, collaborating with Marketing, Finance, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Legal, and vendors, as well as leading or assisting in various process improvement projects. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, experienced in working with cross functional teams, have analytical capabilities, and have a strong focus on process improvement and business partnering.

Responsibilities of the Finance Budget Analyst:

- Manage all project transactional/budget components within MEM/SAP system

- Maintain campaigns and budgets in close cooperation with clients (complete campaign requests, budget transfers, Journal vouchers and direct pays)

- Manage the P2P Process - Purchase order creation, invoice processing, vendor set up, etc.

- Manage Accounts Payable process to minimize payment issues

- Participate in monthly budget routines, prepare reports and analyze data for review with clients and take appropriate action to get issues resolved

- Assist in managing Annual Business Planning Process for category specific brand budgets

- Manage year end accrual process with clients and vendors

- Provide guidance on appropriate accounting treatment/use of GL codes

- Ensure adherence to Company policies and processes; Conduct periodic audits of data to confirm compliance with Company policies and procedures

- Train marketers and vendors on overall budget management process

- Assist in managing agency management tools, sites & communication calendars

- Liaison with Finance, Legal, Marketing, Procurement

- Conduct various spend and other analysis to inform decision making

- Apply operational excellence/lean tools to make continuous improvements to processes

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROFICIENCIES:

- Financial Policies and Procedures. Knowledge of financial policies and procedures

- Transaction Knowledge. Knowledge of and ability to understand business transactions (e.g., accruals, marketing programs) and their corresponding accounting implications and/or actions

- Procurement Knowledge -SAP, SRM or other ERP system used for purchasing is a plus, but not required

- Data entry skills and must have a strong competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

- Comfortable with analyzing data in MS Excel(pivots), Access and/or other software such as Tableau

- Strong communication skills, written and verbal; Excellent organizational skills; Detail oriented

- Quick learner who can work independently and able to handle multiple assignments

- Pro-active/Takes Initiative

 
qualifications:
This position is available for immediate hire. Please apply directly to telli.oconnor@randstadusa.com or call for immediate consideration.

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skills: Budgeting, Purchase Orders, Purchasing/Procurement, Analysis - Brand/Market
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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