Budget Analyst, Brand Strategy

Playa Vista, CA /
Brand Strategy – Brand Strategy /
/ Hybrid
Canvas Worldwide dares to be the challenger the ad industry needs. Do you "Challenge the Comfortable?" Then you'll fit right in here at Canvas.
Named “Most Innovative Agency” by Campaign US, Canvas Worldwide is an independent media agency that provides ingenious solutions for brands looking to challenge the status quo. Our clients include Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, MGM, Starz and McDonald’s (to name a few…).
Our agency cultivates an environment where all are welcome to push outside their comfort zones to solve problems in new ways. We encourage the team to be its best by creating the most positive workplace experience for all. For instance, we outpace the industry on diversity and inclusion AND offer continuous training and workshops for career development. So, if you dare to challenge the comfortable… then keep reading.

You will prepare financial documents and reports for internal and external uses. As such, the ideal candidate should combine excellent skills with numbers with the ability to analyze and present complex data. In addition, the job requires the ability to work independently and coordinate with many independent teams.

·       We are designing effective budget models for different clients & departments.
·       Analyzing financial information (e.g., revenues, expenditures, and cash management) ensures all operations are within budget.
·       Presenting annual budgets to senior managers (both client-facing and not).
·       Design effective budget models for different clients & departments
·       Analyze financial information (e.g., revenues, expenditures, and cash management) to ensure all operations are within budget
·       Combine excellent numeracy skills with the ability to analyze and present complex data
·       Present annual budgets to senior managers
·       Use critical thinking to create financial forecasts and make budgeting decisions
·       Plan, evaluate, design, and implement clients’ budgets
·       Identify variances between actual and budgeted financial results at the end of each reporting period
·       Ensure department managers meet budget submission deadlines
·       Design and implement effective budgeting policies and procedures
Self-starter with proven ability to drive projects from start to finish promptly
Possess a solid ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with flexibility.
 Ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships
Practical verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present in a clear and actionable way
A collaborative team player who can work independently and as part of a matrix structure

Experience & Education:
·       Strong knowledge of MS Excel (specifically, advanced formulas, pivot tables, and charts)
·       Familiarity with forecasting methods and data analysis
·       Familiarity with accounting best practices and regulations 
·       Ability to explain budgeting and financial information in plain terms 
·       1 - 3 years of accounting/finance experience
·       Strong analytical skills
·       BS/MS degree in Accounting, Finance, or a relevant field
$70,000 - $75,000 a year
Salary and Benefits
Actual base salary is determined upon factors such as experience, qualifications, training, certifications, and internal equity. The Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. Base salary is part of a total rewards package that includes highly competitive benefits like generous medical, dental, vision, pet insurance, commuter benefits, disability and life insurance coverage, 401(k) matching, up to 14 holidays per year, a “Do Good Day,” and unlimited PTO.

Canvas Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

CA Applicants: Canvas Worldwide practices Fair Chance Hiring