1 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2P1
The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.
Why is this role important?
At Loblaw Companies Limited, our purpose – Live Life Well – supports the needs and well-being of Canadians who make one billion visits each year to our stores.
We excel at challenging convention and pushing beyond the limits of what’s comfortable. Our goal is a relentless customer-first commitment. We analyze. We challenge. We connect. We are innovators. And what we are achieving is revolutionizing the retail and digital advertising industry. By transforming data into knowledge, we provide our partners a deeper understanding about their customers — who they are and what they are about.
Loblaw Media offers a new way to plan and deliver meaningful digital advertising to help consumer brands more effectively reach customers who will love their products. We use transaction-based insights from our online and bricks and mortar stores to target and measure campaign effectiveness.
Bringing our mission to life requires amazing people and the right workplace. We have a diverse team of experts who want to take ownership and make an impact. People who are energized by collaboration and passionate about solving complex problems. People hungry to venture well beyond their corner of the business to discover new products and new ways of doing things. We have gathered this cross-functional team in downtown Toronto right across from Union Station.
Your job description starts here, but it ends where you’re willing to take it…
We are looking for a Media Finance Analyst to be a key member of our Media Finance Team. You are primarily responsible for providing value added business advice and financial counsel as it relates to month end, quarter end and forecasting activities to internal and external clients. You will play an active role in maintaining the integrity of the management reporting by ensuring strong financial analysis and the strict application of policies and procedures. You should be prepared to acquire a significant understanding of business unit activities such that you can identify opportunities to provide value-added business support to the management team - examples include analysis of business performance metrics/drivers, business opportunity evaluation, and operational efficiency/effectiveness measurement.
Key Responsibility Areas
Provide analytical reporting and on-going development of business solution.
Manage the media finance forecast process (Monthly Forecast, Quarterly Forecast) and be responsible for coordinating and resolving all forecast related issues. You will work closely with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, Account Management, Media Operations and Corporate Accounting.
Schedule periodic meetings with these stakeholders to provide updates to the team and address key issues.
Improve and streamline existing media finance actuals reporting and forecasting processes.
Define key process metrics and ensure proper execution.
Ensure team and personal deliverables are met on time and steward work flow and project management. Establish a work plan for each deliverable and direct and define for the team key task assignments and partner and client liaison.
Analyze and explain variances versus appropriate comparative periods.
Prepares accurate annual media finance budget & reforecast, considering scope of work and media budget changes
Support Manager with assessing and communicating monthly risks and opportunities.
Provide supportive guidance and consultancy in the multi-facet areas of Media Finance:
Billing for Products: BCR Reviews, Scheduling changes, Invoices and Billings
Payables, Receivables and vendor or partner questions or issues
Manage the media finance reconciliation process with shared financial service for accounts receivable, accounts payable, media operations, media strategy, and corporate accounting as it relates to timely review and reconciliations of accounts with a view to credit and debit adjustments
Coordination of Insertion Orders, billing approvals with inter-company partner(s)
Prepare ad-hoc reports for internal and external client(s)
3+ years progressive experience in a financial management or reporting role in Advertising, Media and/or Marketing organization
Understanding of financial accounting principles
Excellent analytical skills, and experience building and working with financial models
Experience working with Canadian Industry tools for media buying and financial operations
Strong grasp of programmatic media financials as it relates to vendor trafficking and scheduling reconciliation, programmatic fees and overall bottom-line reconciliation
Strong competency in Excel including VLOOKUP & Pivot Tables and data mining/modeling
Agency operations / financial experience is an asset
Ability to focus on details and follow through a high volume of transactions
Bachelor’s degree or College Diploma in a related field such as Business Administration, Advertising, Marketing or Finance
How You’ll Succeed:
At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.
If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
Type of Role:
Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.
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