The Estee Lauder Companies Financial Analyst in New York, New York
Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments
Provides finance support for Fragrance and Skincare brands in North America. The ideal candidate will be a proactive financial professional with a firm understanding of accounting and financial concepts, problem solving skills and business/industry knowledge. Position requires candidate to be able to work well with cross-functional teams and business partners at the brand, affiliate and corporate levels. The following describes key areas of responsibility.
Support management of advertising & promotion (A&P) decks to plan, track and analyze program spend. Assist with A&P financial planning efforts, ensuring decks are planned and maintained to support franchise marketing initiatives, key account, product line, and category details.
Assist with all financial forecasts, including monthly estimate processes and annual planning/budget cycles.
Assist with monthly financial close process, including variance analysis, journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.
Analyze and prepare gross margin reporting, variance analyses by P&L line / category, and commentary on product category, franchise, and channel levels.
Provide guidance for and manage accurate spend categorization and recording by P&L line, product category, channel, cost center and GL accounts
Ensure financial accuracy of areas responsible, including adherence to company processes/policies, GAAP and internal controls Assist and prepare P&Ls to franchise, product line level to track performance and ensure alignment to financial and strategic goals.
Support the NA capital planning and budget process / ensure A&P and fixed asset spend meeting capital criteria and thresholds is capitalized.
Initiate process and reporting improvements while driving out non value added work.
Participate in / support regional finance projects and implementation plans.
Support finance directors with daily and ad-hoc projects requiring financial and business analysis
Position requires 2 years of work experience in consumer goods and related industries
College/University degree in Finance/Accounting or related field required
Proficiency with Excel, and accounting/financial reporting systems (SAP including BW / Business Explorer, Oracle CPM / Hyperion / Essbase, Data Warehouse preferred)
Advanced knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and finance/accounting concepts
Strong analytical skills, proven problem-solving capabilities
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
Ability to work under pressure of tight deadlines and to multitask
Proactive individual looking to continuously take on responsibility and improve processes and procedures
Ability to work independently and in groups
Job: Finance & Accounting
Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 176023