Job Description :
Marketing Finance Specialist

Location: Bellevue, WA

Client: Persistent/eBay

Duration: 6 months

The Role

The Marketing Finance Specialist is tasked with managing the day-to-day finance of eBay’s DSI team within the Global Growth organization. The right individual will be analytical and able to manage a variety of tasks relating to budget management and allocation, performance reporting, forecasting, and accrual/invoice management. This role is based in Bellevue WA.

The Global Growth Team

The eBay Global Growth team is responsible for marketing the company’s products, initiatives and services to customers through digital marketing. Our approach is to embrace the strength of our marketplace and pace of innovation to drive marketing programs that are as entrepreneurial, data-driven and innovative as eBay itself. We own a variety of areas including search engine marketing & optimization, affiliate marketing, partnership relations, display advertising, real-time bidding, mobile and social marketing, and data analytics. The DSI team owns the areas of display, social, and app install marketing across North America, Europe, and Australia.

Primary Job Responsibilities

You will need to demonstrate hands on experience managing the day-to-day finance operations of the DSI Team. Your responsibilities will include:

Manage budgets across multiple channels and proactively identify opportunities to optimize for performance.

Produce clear and detailed reporting as required by the DSI team and key stakeholders, using SQL to obtain data from eBay’s data warehouse, and Google Sheets to create and maintain interactive reports.

Coordinate the monthly and weekly forecasting process, and produce ad-hoc forecasts and budgeting scenarios as required.

Work closely with DSI channel owners and regional finance and marketing teams as a point of contact for any
matters relating to finance.

Manage the monthly accruals process and investigate issues relating to invoice payment.

Identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness of our processes.

Job Requirements

Very strong proficiency in MS Excel / Google Sheets, including complex formulas, pivot tables, conditional formatting, etc. Prior experience with VBA / Google Apps Scripting also beneficial.

Strong proficiency with SQL or other data manipulation tools.

A natural ability to think analytically, and apply data-driven decision making.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a mathematical, statistical, or financial background.

Experience with financial processes (budgeting, forecasting, etc

Aptitude for employing a test & learn approach, managing data and running analyses.

Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, and work collaboratively as part of the team.

Prior experience in internet marketing would be beneficial, but is not required.