IBM Comp Defense Trade Spend Analyst in New York, New York

The CD Trade Spend Analyst Professional is responsible for managing the day to day activities of Comp Defense Trade Spend Team. The team is responsible for analysis and interpretation of customer performance to the agreed upon contractual obligations. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reconcile customer performance against contractual obligations

  • Reconcile customer performance to established accruals within GL

  • Accurately release payments to customers based on reconciled performance period

  • Interpret customer agreements and ensure accurate system set up and GL activity

  • Perform risk analysis for customers that are in breach of contract or upon request

  • Effectively analyze customer performance against forecast and be able to make appropriate recommendations to financial planners on annual financial exposure

  • Independently analyze and troubleshoot reconciliation opportunities

  • Manage requests from National Sales Team

  • Execute Daily, Weekly and Periodic SOX and operational controls

  • Manage escalations on accounts within Trade Spend Portfolio

  • Effectively manage desk with competing priorities

  • Submit journal entries for GL and/or Balance Sheet corrections

  • Build successful working relationships with internal and external business partners with an emphasis on client relations.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS/CREDENTIALS REQUIRED:

  • 4 year undergraduate degree (Business/Accounting/Finance) or 6+ years of relevant accounting/finance experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Excel).

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate findings into actionable solutions/processes

  • Contract interpretation experience preferred

  • Prior SAP knowledge a plus

    SYSTEMS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ROLE:

  • FSR

  • ECR

  • SAP

  • PCC

  • Business Objects

  • EPM

  • 4 year undergraduate degree (Business/Accounting/Finance) or 6+ years of relevant accounting/finance experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Excel).

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate findings into actionable solutions/processes

  • Contract interpretation experience preferred

  • Prior SAP knowledge a plus

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