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Assistant Financial Analyst

  • Location: Chicago, IL, 60607
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 14 days ago

Terrific long-term contract opening in Chicago, IL for an Assistant Financial Analyst.  Will provide entry and verification support for Sales' customer trade execution plans.

Responsibilities include:
• Monitor events processed through new SAP interface from Sales-managed Sales Planner and complete any exception entry required in SAP Trade Promotion Management
• Analyze customer event changes within Sales-managed Sales Planner and execute necessary updates within SAP Trade Promotion Management
• Develop understanding of sales sell-in calendars and contracts to ensure financial records match sold-in promotional details
• Develop specific financial skills in SAP, BPC, and Excel to support accurate and effective communications to Sales and Sales Finance, and, promote future career progression
• Build positive working relationships with Sales Customer Managers; communicate contract exceptions via weekly calls/emails. Work requires leveraging Intermediate Excel skills, written communication and analytic skills to identify and obtain timely resolution of event variances by Sales team members.
• Develop BeX/BW bi-weekly SAP transaction reports to Sales Finance Analysts to initiate approval of financial trade accruals
• Monitor and support downstream needs of our Customer Financial Service partners

Qualifications
•Bachelor’s Degree Required (Finance or Accounting preferred)
•1-2 years of finance analyst experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel with the ability to quickly learn SAP CRM/BW software applications
• Excellent analytical skills and the ability to translate analytical findings into actionable solutions and processes
• Ability to function well in a team corporate environment
• Solid demonstration of corporate finance and accounting standards sufficient to support daily decisions, and career progression
• Strong verbal and written communication skills to manage information gathering requests
• Results oriented with the ability to complete assignments in a timely manner
• Ability to handle multiple priorities
• Aptitude to work with minimal supervision
• Detail-oriented; organized in approach and in document maintenance