Finance Analysis & Systems Lead (Contract)

Japan Tobacco Inc. Teaneck , NJ 07666

Posted 3 months ago

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We're the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45'000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com.

Position Purpose

The purpose of this position is to support management with business decision-making through timely and accurate tracking, analysis & budgeting of Marketing Spend for RMC, RRP & LFC businesses in the US Market, as well as support of global & local systems from finance perspective.

This position is located in our head office in Teaneck, NJ and is a 9 Month contract role.

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Maintain monthly reporting and monthly analysis of Marketing spend for three US business units vs. plans and prior year for Local Management facilitating business decisions. In cooperation with accounting department ensure correct and timely month close for all Marketing related transactions. Attend monthly (or as needed) meetings with budget holders to clarify trends & deviations from the plan.

  • Coordinate with Marketing budget holders to prepare Marketing budgets for all short and long-term planning exercises along with plan to plan variance analysis. Consolidate and submit final Marketing plans to the rest of the FP&A team and Marketing functions.

  • Maintain & provide support in case of system upgrade to the finance side of TME application. Create promotional codes, validate and approve payments within assigned approval threshold, update store planning groups and other day-to-day tasks as necessary. Ensure clear and timely communication to the Field Sales Force on all changes to existing promo codes and store eligibility. Routinely upgrade TME reports to meet increasing business needs.

  • Maintain TM1 (financial reporting & planning application) primarily focusing on "Sales Allowances" module. Coordinate with TM1 external consultants when a system change is required to ensure uninterrupted business support. Provide validated Sales Allowances spend information to the rest of the FP&A team and Sales & Marketing functions on a regular basis.

  • Serve as the power user and/or project matter expert for SAP upgrades. Assist the rest of the FP&A team and other individuals in gaining/removing appropriate access to SAP.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4 year BA/BS Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business

  • 4+ Years in a Finance role with prior experience in planning and analysis or marketing finance, preferably in multi-national FMCG organization.

  • Advanced excel and analytical skills combined with ability to think strategically and understand business needs. Self-starter, able to think outside the box, must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ready to work under tight deadlines. Work cross-functionally and interface with various levels of management. Open to a multi-national work environment.

Benefits

Enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with the experience and responsibility requirements.

Excellent employee environment with a competitive benefits package including:

  • Excellent company culture

  • Competitive Base Salary

  • Excellent Healthcare Plans including Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Generous Paid Time Off including 15 vacation days, 5 sick days, and 12 paid holidays

  • 401(k) Plan with up to 6% Company Match

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability

  • Legal and accident insurance

  • Complimentary healthy snacks in the office

  • Fun team building and holiday events

  • Summer Hours

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