Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst, Marketing - CO

Job Title

Financial planning analyst


Food Sector


Bogotá, Colombia

Job Description

About Us:WITHIN is the world's first Performance Branding company, partnering with some of the biggest brands in the world to drive business growth through innovative marketing strategies. Our integrated operating model collapses the traditional marketing silos between creative and media, performance and brand, and across media channels. With a full suite of offerings including media, creative, SEO, Lifecycle, Retail Media, Affiliate and Influencer, we're able to work with our brand partners in an integrated fashion, allowing us to align marketing strategies back to core business objectives. Client teams at WITHIN are trained on how to always act as a trusted business partner, acting as a fiduciary to client needs above our own.Teams at WITHIN have the ability to work with iconic brands such as The North Face, Timberland, Movado Watches and Jose Cuervo. Everyone at WITHIN wants to grow and be challenged. It's a collaborative place made up of small, closely knit and versatile teams that are fast and adaptive to solve problems and build systems.About the role: Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be partnering with the Brand teams to reconcile advertising campaign spend and will assist in standardizing internal budgeting, forecasting & reporting. You will provide strategic insight and analysis on marketing spend by channel and category for both internal and external stakeholders..Responsibilities include but are not limited to;Validate media invoices, ensuring they align with contracted terms and services rendered. Investigate any discrepancies between planned media spend and invoiced amounts. Work closely with vendors and internal stakeholders to resolve any billing issues or discrepancies in a timely manner.Maintain meticulous records of all media-related financial documents, including invoices, billing statements, and reconciliation reports.Collaborate with the Marketing and Finance teams to reconcile media budgets, ensuring accuracy between planned and actual expenditures across various media channels (e.g., digital, print, TV, social).Perform actual vs. budget variance analysis and identify any risks or opportunities associated with reported financial data - ensure monthly forecasts are accurately reflected in financial planning systems and updated with actuals at month's end.Present financial documents and findings to clientsGenerate regular reports detailing reconciled media spends, variances, and explanations for any discrepancies. Provide insights and recommendations based on reconciliation findings to optimize future budgeting and spending decisions.Record keeping/documentation of Key Financial Documents to keep clients informed such as tracking invoicing & billing documents.Work with Integrated Media Brand teams to manage annual budgets and monthly financial forecasts for client accountsDrive improvements, automations, and governance around end-to-end financial planning processes, including planning, monthly and quarterly forecasts, and scenario modeling, while partnering with the Brand Team to build out budgetsRequirements:Finance related experience, experience in Financial Planning and Analysis.Bachelor's Degree in Finance or AccountingStrong analytical, financial modeling, problem solving, organizational and interpersonal skillsExcellent Microsoft Excel skills. Ideally inclusive of macros & advanced formulas Proficient use of AI tools such as ChatGPT to streamline processesStrong analytical mindset with an attention to detail and the ability to identify and quickly resolve data issues / needsComfortable working with and presenting to senior managementExcellent communication skillsThrive in fast paced startup work environment and manage tight deadlines; Flexible and adaptable to change of prioritiesPositive, can do attitudeExperience communicating financial acumen effectively with all levels of the organizationEnjoys working in a collaborative team environmentNice to have:Marketing knowledge, specifically digital marketingOur interview process includes, but is not limited to the following:Cognitive Aptitude and Typing TestLogic assessment on ExcelWe offer a competitive salary and benefits based on ability level, including:Base salary DOEUnlimited vacation policyMonthly phone/internet and food stipendHealth insurance coverageProfessional Development ProgramRemote work (this is a remote role, but must be based in Bogotá)


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