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Senior Finance Analyst – Marketing sg&a

Country : USA

State : Massachusetts

County : Suffolk County

Town : Boston

Category : Finance

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

At our Global headquarters, located in Downtown Boston, we are looking for a Senior Financial Analyst, Marketing SG&A. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with strong professional accomplishments to join one of the most iconic and innovative global consumer brands. The role has high exposure within the marketing function, working hand in hand with our Chief Marketing Officer, and provides an excellent platform for further professional growth. You will report to the Manager, Global SG&A and be responsible for forecasting, planning, and analyzing marketing spend as well as being a cross functional leadership and strategic thought partner to ensure we deliver on financial commitments and that we are prioritizing investments and tracking associated benefits. You will help facilitate and drive data driven analytics and the key storytelling for stakeholders.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following areas:
- Develops and drives achievement of short-term goals critical to the company's success.
- Prepare and distribute timely and insightful financial analysis to resolve progress against strategic plan, budget, forecast and to support external financial decisions.
- Execute the monthly reporting and forecasting analysis and present actionable items to senior leadership. Lead framework that is based on data | insight | action
- Perform analysis that aids in the decision making process. Monitors monthly progress against budgets/targets and works with partners to ensure accountability.
- Actively interprets and reviews financial results with senior leaders, including trends/issues and opportunities, to drive actionable responses.
- Ensure business leaders are educated on use and interpretation of financial reports, metrics, and other key performance indicators.
- Lead financial thought partnership cross functionally to support business decisions through financial modeling and scenario planning to optimize financial investments
To succeed in this role, you must be a self-starter who can work with limited oversight, and balance taking initiative around complex issues applying innovative solutions while executing diligently under tight timelines when required. You must possess exceptional analytical skills, attention to detail paired with the ability to see the bigger picture, a strong work ethic and a desire to continuously learn and help evolve areas of responsibility. Additionally, you need to possess the ambition to think as an owner and strategic thinker.


- Bachelor or Master degree required with a minimum of 5 years directly relevant work experience
- Experience working for a Fortune 500/multinational consumer products company is a plus
- Certifications: MBA (Finance, Economics, or related fields), CMA or CPA preferred
- Is accountable for the performance and results of multiple related business units
- Client service attitude and ability to exercise high degree of professionalism
- Innate desire to continuously explore, learn, and exercise intellectual curiosity; comfort with ambiguity and ability to quickly adapt to competing/changing priorities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations
- Strong ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience
- Process and Detail-oriented with the ability to think holistically and strategically about a business
- Advanced and detailed knowledge of excel functionalities associated with financial modeling required
- Knowledge and use of SAP and Business Objects preferred
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