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Finance Analyst

Beverly Hills, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Finance Analyst

    Department: Finance

    Location: Beverly Hills, CA

    Position Summary

    Kate Somerville Skincare is looking for a dynamic, driven and action-orientated individual to join the business as our Finance Analyst. Reporting to the Commercial Finance Director, this is a new role within Kate Somerville and presents an exciting opportunity for a talented, high-potential individual to play a key role in further developing & embedding our Commercial Finance/FP&A function within the business, transforming our data infrastructure and providing the business with actionable insights to enable better-informed decision-making across all functions.

    This role will work closely with the CFO, Commercial Finance Director and Business Transformation Manager to step-change the way we use data to support the business.

    The Kate Somerville brand is in a hugely exciting transformative phase. We are building and scaling the business with the aim of generating aggressive sales growth in the coming years. This role presents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and talented candidate to make a wide-ranging impact across the business and will play a crucial role in the delivery of our growth ambition.

    Key Functions and Responsibilities

    Management Reporting and Analytics

    • Design, develop and implement a suite of Management Reporting tools and reports to enable effective KPI tracking and monitoring in areas including daily sales reporting, customer profitability, product profitability, retailer sell-out insights, SKU productivity, distribution tracking, cost management and return on investment.
    • Deliver actionable insights to Commercial Finance Director and key stakeholders/budget holders across all areas of the business to enable opportunities to improve business performance. Support leadership and budget holders in tracking and monitoring spend, challenging assumptions and driving increased return on investment.
    • Develop a set of web analytics dashboards and reports to effectively assess on-line sales and promotional performance, utilizing tools & data sources such as Google Analytics, SalesForce Commerce Cloud & Listrak.
    • Support the S&OP, forecast update and annual planning processes, taking part in monthly cost center reviews and updating Adaptive Insights with changes to our YTG plan.
    • Production & submission of Unilever management reporting following the month-end close, including actuals reporting, forecast submissions, working capital reporting and country/channel mix reporting. Ensuring reporting is accurate and submitted within required deadlines.
    • Production of slide decks to support key business meetings, including business performance reviews, forecast signoffs, customer business reviews and Unilever brand reviews.
    • Support the analytics agenda, as we look to drive the use of the computational analysis of data and AI to maximize business performance, with a particular focus around diagnostic & predictive analytics.

    Systems and Data Management

    • Support the data infrastructure & reporting transformation project, including the consolidation of key business data into a central data warehouse, supporting the implementation and adoption of Tableau and developing our management reporting capabilities.
    • Own all aspects of the management & maintenance of our data infrastructure and reporting tools including Adaptive Insights & Tableau and the integration of other data sources including NetSuite, Oracle Planning Cloud, Salesforce Commerce Cloud and retailer sell-out reporting.
    • Ownership and management of all financial reporting tools and systems, including Adaptive Insights and Power BI, driving the adoption and use of these tools across all areas of the business. Work closely with owners of data sources to ensure data integrity is maintained.
    • Act as the central point of contact for all data & reporting requests and become the Adaptive Insights & Tableau superuser.

    Project Management Support

    • Support the delivery of additional ad-hoc finance & broader business projects as and when the need arises
  • Qualifications

    Skills, Experience and Education required

    • Bachelor-s Degree in Business, Finance, or similar field.
    • 3+ years of meaningful, relevant and progressive post-graduate experience in Finance and/or Analytics.
    • Strong working knowledge of Tableau essential. Experience of working with Financial Planning systems such as Adaptive Insights a plus.
    • Comfortable handling and working with large datasets. Working SQL knowledge a plus.
    • High level of attention to detail and accuracy, an analytical mindset with a strong numerical aptitude and well-developed problem-solving skills.
    • Highly motivated self-starter with a strong desire drive impactful change within an organization, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, willing to learn, ask questions, seek solutions and actively identify and solve problems and challenges.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with and influence senior leadership and key decision-makers across all levels of the business.
    • Excellent communication skills, ability to express and present complex ideas in a concise manner.
    • Proven ability to manage conflicting priorities while delivering role requirements within required deadlines.
    • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge - Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

    At Kate Somerville, our mission is to impact lives through California born, Hollywood endorsed, transformative skincare. Kate, a highly respected paramedical esthetician with over 2 decades of experience in skincare, believes that everyone deserves beautiful skin, and it is her promise to get you there.

    In 2004, Kate opened her iconic skin health clinic in the heart of Hollywood glamour in Los Angeles. Today, Kate-s famous clinic is trusted by some of the most photographed faces in the world. In 2006, initially created for her celebrity clientele, she bottled Hollywood-s best-kept secrets and built her own skin care range. Since then, Kate Somerville has built a global footprint for all to experience and enjoy her products which offer clinical grade results with no down time. Hailed as Skin Changers, the Kate Somerville skin care range delivers a visible skin transformation, formulated with highly-functional active ingredients for maximum efficacy, and balanced with soothing botanicals to reduce any potential sensitivity concerns.

    In 2015, Unilever acquired Kate Somerville Skincare, so not only will you be a part of the Kate Somerville family, but you will have the opportunity to be a member of the larger Unilever Prestige community.

    Kate Somerville skin care is sold through some of the most prestige retailers in the world.

    Whatever your skin concern, Kate can visibly change your skin, and this can change your life.

    At Kate Somerville, we believe diverse teams drive business results and create a better future every day for our employees, consumers, partners, and communities. We want diversity of thought on every single team- to make better decisions, launch ground break innovations, and challenge the status quo to unlock growth. If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation in order to apply for a posted job, please contact us at (310) 623-6856 or

    Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law.

    EOE race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Fun Fact
    Unilever offers seriously cool benefits like flexible working environment, on-site gym and Tigi salon, well-being incentives, and all-you-can-eat ice cream.
  • About Us

    Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. They believe this is the best long-term way for the business to grow. On any given day, two billion people from around the world use Unilever products from iconic brands like Dove, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, Dollar Shave Club, and Knorr to look good, feel good, and get more out of life.