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Financial Analyst - Vendor Contracts

Company: W.B. Mason Company, Inc
Location: Brockton
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Job Description:


Requisition ID 2019-2764
Position Type Full Time
Shift Type First Shift
Category Accounting/Finance


Responsible for vendor contract financial analysis, forecasting and auditing of vendor income for the Finance Department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish relationships with merchandisers to expand knowledge of vendor contracts; learn purchase and sales trends and forecast for financial impacts
  • Set expectations with merchandisers input and create an annual plan for maximizing program offerings with assigned vendors
  • Create and maintain calculation spreadsheets for each vendor using reporting provided by merchandisers for wholesale, distributor and direct purchases
  • Forecast annual program income for each vendor to include rebates, catalogs and all other funded marketing activities based on program accrual and/or fixed funding, per terms of vendor contract
  • Communicate to finance team initial fiscal year budget target for vendor income and provide monthly updates for forecasting purposes
  • Run and analyze Point-of-Sale reporting by vendor /category to help determine purchase forecast as well as forecast for rebates in inventory
  • Establish regular cadence with merchandising teams on performance of and execution of marketing plans
  • Reconcile quarterly assumptions with actual reporting and review forecast for remainder of the year to make sure it is still attainable in the annual plan goal
  • Communicate to Vendor Billing Agent all program funding verified and ready for invoicing within two weeks of obtaining reporting and calculating
  • Collaborate with merchandisers and purchasing agents on year-end investment buying opportunities, providing supporting ROI analysis and recommendations
  • Assist in other finance department responsibilities as assigned

    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Exceptional time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
    • Consistently handle multiple tasks and exercise good judgment
    • Excellent communication with strong phone and email skills
    • Ability to work cross-functionally, across multiple departments with confidence and persistence
    • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
    • Strong business mathematics skills
    • Ability to work on projects to completion
    • Take ownership and responsibility


      Education and/or Experience
      • Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting
      • 1-2 years' experience in Financial Planning & Analysis
      • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Excel

        Minimum Qualifications
        To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        Physical Demands
        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is required to use hands and fingers for data entry.


        Equal Opportunity Employer

        W.B. Mason Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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