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Financial Control Analyst

Location: Barcelona, CT.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. We call it ‘people-based’ marketing, and with over 25 years’ experience, we are proud to be recognized as a Global leader.

Merkle’s heritage in data, technology and analytics is the foundation for our understanding of consumer insights that drives our people-based marketing strategies. With our expertise, we can offer our clients content-driven, contextual and compelling customer journeys and experiences that drive business growth.

With our Head Office in Columbia, Maryland and offices US wide, we continue to grow at a rapid rate across Europe and Asia. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network, one of the world’s biggest Global media companies.

    Job Description:

    We are looking for a passionate, strategic and action-oriented professional to join our Controlling team. As part of the Controlling team you will play a key role in the improvement of processes, analysis of deviations and intercompany process to enable the management team to make the right decisions. If you are proactive, hands on, want to form part of a growing company and challenging experience this is your place.

    Life as a Financial Control Analyst at Merkle

    • Contribute to the balance sheet analysis. Create reports and action plans to improve our performance
    • Assist with the month end closings. Plan and implement new processes in order to optimize monthly closings
    • Identify financial performance by comparing and analysing actual results with plans and forecasts.
    • Manage the Revenue Recognition process and owning the communications between the companies and business partners. Full ownership and freedom to develop new processes.
    • Support Managing Reporting
    • Work-hard, learn and improve. Proactive approach on processes to locate and define new improvement opportunities
    • A Bachelor degree in Business Administration or similar (Master’s will be a plus)
    • 1 - 3 year of work experience in Audit (Big Four), Financial controlling or Financial consultancy.
    • Good communication skills, team player, autonomous and proactive.
    • Advanced Excel and Accounting skills are essential, Power BI/Navision knowledge will be a plus
    • Good English is essential as most of our communication takes place in English
    • Strong capabilities in attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Good troubleshooting/problem-solving skills and decision-making.
    Additional Information:

    A few of our benefits:

    Whether it’s the joy of working with people at the top of their game or the Merkle social calendar, people love working here – and we hope you will too

    • Attractive and competitive salary
    • Spanish/English lessons
    • Free life and health insurance
    • Career development through Merkle University and LinkedIn Learning
    • Day off on your birthday
    • Annual wellness days
    • Merkle Care Employee Assistance Program
    • Merkle Benefits Club
    • Reduced fee in Andjoy
    • 2 volunteering days per annum
    • Flexible salary remuneration scheme

    Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience. At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in Spain as we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

    As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.

    More Information:

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