Financial Analyst I

Ulta Beauty - Bolingbrook, IL3.4

General Summary & Scope

Under direct supervision, assists in the preparation in providing reports and analysis for the planning and forecasting process

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Functions)

Finance partner to Marketing, Merchandising, and Accounting
Manage budget and forecast updates for marketing advertising expenses with particular focus on Visual Marketing
Identify positive and negative trends and explain variances to budget and forecast
Develop and manage invoicing process in addition to forecasting and reporting tools on vendor funding for Visual Marketing executions
Provide recommendations on funding rate improvement and expense reduction opportunities
Prepare daily, weekly, period and quarterly reports and presentations that summarize financial results
Query existing systems to extract data and develop reports.
Perform ad-hoc analysis and reporting as required

Job Specifications

Undergraduate degree (Accounting/Finance/Compter Science/Statistics/Math), 1-2 yrs. relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
Expert Excel experience required, SAP and Tableau experience is a plus.
High proficiency and ability to compile data, develop canned reports and create and analyze spreadsheets
Organized and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
Experience in creating new processes and implementing across cross-functional partners
Maintains high level of accuracy.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Self-starter and intellectually curious.
Prior budgeting and forecasting experience preferred, not required.