FINANCIAL ANALYST, WORLD OF HYATT

Hyatt Corporate Office - Chicago, IL

Full-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $72,000 a year
EducationSkills
The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate strong critical-thinking skills, excellent communication skills, and a high level of initiative and resourcefulness while producing high quality work in a fast paced environment. It is critical this person can understand complex business processes related to the financial management of the loyalty program. This position will assist all colleagues working on Hyatt’s loyalty program with budgeting and forecasting programs revenues and expenses. They will work closely with other finance and loyalty operating groups to bring together a holistic view of the health of the financial operations of the program.

Responsible for the accurate budgeting and forecasting of program’s revenues and expenses
Provide monthly quantitative and qualitative updates on key financial metrics. Including variance analysis of revenue, expenses, point issuances, revenue per point, cost per point etc.
Monthly monitoring of program financial operation metrics including retro requests, transaction processing, manual processes etc. with the goal of reducing cost associated with these items
Assist the loyalty team in making business cases for program initiatives. Including defining the financial structure and impact of new initiatives
Identify opportunities to optimize financial processes
Serve as the finance point of contact for the loyalty marketing team
Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values.
The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

Qualifications
Experience
Three or more years’ experience in financial analysis, related field, or course work

Education
Bachelor degree required

Computer Skills
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, Intermediate skills for other Microsoft Office applications required
Excellent analytical skills with the ability to produce actionable recommendations
Experience with data mining a plus

Additional Comments and Requirements
Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
Excellent communication skills including writing and presentations
Ability to collaborate across a highly matrixed organization
Creative/innovative approach to problem solving
Previous hospitality experience in a finance or accounting role a plus