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Senior Finance Analyst, FP&R (Marketing) - 12m Contract Assignment

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    Senior Level
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    Banking & Finance
  • San Mateo
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  • You need a Bachelor's degree, 5-6 years of finance/business analytics experience, flexibility for global hours, advanced Excel skills, adaptability to evolving processes, proactive mindset, strong communication skills, ability to handle pressure, and preference for digital media/gaming industries.
  • You will manage global marketing budgets, forecasts, and financial reviews. Track expenses, lead meetings, submit forecasts, analyze variances, optimize processes, provide accounting guidance, prepare reports, coordinate with teams, support expense analysis, troubleshoot issues, and assist with ad hoc projects.


  • What we're looking for:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5-6 years of work experience in finance/business analytics role
  • Flexible working, or San Mateo office as needed (approx. 2 days per week - STC)
  • Preferred Qualities:
  • Previous management accounting / FP&A experience or proven track record of similar roles/tasks in Global/Pan regional company.
  • Ability to work flexibly and accommodate global hours as needed – key offices located in the US, UK and Japan.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and other planning / reporting tools (e.g. Anaplan, Adaptive, SAP, Domo, Tableau etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly master new information systems, reporting tools, and applications.
  • Continuous process improvement and change mindset, highly adaptable to evolving ways of working and flexible with changing priorities.
  • Proactive and resourceful self-starter with drive and ambition that takes ownership to ensure successful outcomes quickly, and be able to hit the ground running with minimal oversight.
  • Client-focused with ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal cross-functional teams.
  • Gravitas, with exceptional verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Organised with ability to prioritise and multi-task (excellent time-management skills), and thrives under pressure in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and deliver against aggressive timelines (month, quarter, and year-ends).
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Detail-oriented with experience collecting, organising, and disseminating data and abundant information with accuracy under time pressure.
  • Willingness to assist with a variety of tasks and work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.
  • Experience in digital media, Internet, technology, or gaming industries a plus


  • Responsible for the delivery of monthly, quarterly, and annual Global & Territory Marketing budget, forecast, and financial reviews.
  • Management of accurate Global Marketing team budget trackers where client team budget and expenses are consistently tracked and reconciled, ensuring data integrity and variance explanations for discrepancies.
  • Lead monthly meetings with marketing budget owners to ensure forecasts and actuals are accurate ahead of key submission deadlines.
  • Submit accurate rolling forecasts into various planning tool systems within tight deadlines
  • Prepare monthly Global Marketing finance reports, including actuals and commitments versus budget/forecast, along with value-add insights and variance analysis and commentary.
  • Re-design and optimize FP&R GM workflows and processes to minimize complexities and promote efficient business planning operations.
  • Provide clear guidelines and explain accounting policies and principles to non-financial teams to drive the correct recognition of costs across product verticals and GL accounts, support consistent and robust reporting, and ensure budgets are accurately represented.
  • Prepare monthly accruals and recharges for Accounting Team journal entry posts.
  • Coordinate month-end deliverables and liaise with Accounting, Vendor Management and Accounts Payable Teams on behalf of Global Marketing Financial Planning & Reporting (FP&R) Team.
  • Support corporate headcount and operating expense governance/controls policies and procedures.
  • Prepare detailed ad hoc expense analysis and reporting for FP&R team, leadership team and key partners for strategic decision-making.
  • Data gathering and preparation of financial data for ad hoc expense analysis and reporting to leadership team and key partners
  • Provide ongoing support to select Global Marketing Teams to help troubleshoot accounting, vendor management, payment processing, and financial system-related issues.
  • Ad hoc set up of internal orders and accounting codes.
  • Ad-hoc work and projects as required.


What are the key responsibilities of the Senior Finance Analyst in this role?

The key responsibilities include accurate financial planning, reporting, and analysis of Global Marketing and Overhead expenditures, supporting budget and forecasting processes, coordinating global month-end accounting and reporting deliverables, guidance on processes, spend classifications, and accounting practices for consistent reporting.

Who does the Senior Finance Analyst report to in this role?

The Senior Finance Analyst reports to the Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Reporting (FP&R) – Global Marketing in San Mateo, CA, with the Director for FP&R Global Marketing team based in London, UK.

What skills are required for success in this contract role?

The successful candidate will need the ability to pick up new responsibilities quickly, strong communication skills, flexibility with changing priorities, excellent organization skills to prioritize workload and meet tight deadlines, and a solid understanding of financial planning and reporting processes.

What is the duration of this Senior Finance Analyst position?

This Senior Finance Analyst position is a 12-month contract assignment.

In what locations will the Senior Finance Analyst be working with global teams?

The Senior Finance Analyst will work with teams across the UK, US, and Japan in this role.

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