Accounting - Advertising Rate Analyst

    • Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee, FL, USA Req #10468

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Position Summary

The Rate Analyst is responsible for providing relevant, accurate and timely rate analysis in support of our business units.The Rate Analyst services the Senior RSS Manager, Rate Shared Services Managers, Shared Services employees and business units as needed. In all phases of the hub's evolution, the Rate Analyst provides direct support to the hub and business units that includes, but is not limited to, data hygiene and accuracy in regards to advertising billing systems, advertising rate
management, ensuring advertising billing is accurate, ad hoc rate analysis, and is a key contributor to Hub rate special projects.The Rate Analyst is proficient in Genesys advertising and has experience in Financial Planning & Analysis.The Rate Analyst is responsible for accurate and timely rate programming, actionable rate analysis and strong customer service both for the hub and the business unit.

Primary Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Develops relationships and provides support to the RSS Managers, Revenue Recognition
    Team, Finance Hub Vice President and staff at business units. (15%)
  • Is a key contributor to Hub or business unit(s) special projects and system implementations? (15%)
  • Assists with the development and implementation of standardized analytical rate tools
    and reporting as well as ad hoc reporting when needed. (10%)
  • Performs planning and analysis, for rate programs, customer contracts and rate
    strategies to assist key stakeholders. (10%)
  • Determines financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results. (10%)
  • Investigates variances to expected results and provides explanations. (10%)
  • Provides information to management by assembling and summarizing data; preparing reports; making presentations of findings, analyses, and recommendations. (10%)
  • Tracks rate status by monitoring effective and ineffective rate programs. (10%)
  • Increases productivity by developing automated applications; eliminating duplications; coordinating information requirements and identifying areas of opportunity within the scope of their job. (5%)
  • Adheres to audit guidelines when reviewing and/or managing advertising rates. (100%)
  • Other duties as assigned. (5%)

Required Competencies
  • Financial analysis and planning prowess
  • Passion for results
  • Customer/client orientation
  • Strong communication at all levels
  • Support multiple business units simultaneously
  • Teamwork

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Business degree (BS or MBA) with 2+ years off financial or rate analysis experience or comparable work experience
  • Demonstrated customer service
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in a consolidated environment
  • Knowledge of Genesys Advertising, ASAT, ECS, or other financial/rate data sets.


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