Advertising Analyst

Advertising Tacoma, WA


Position at Tacoma News Inc

The Advertising Budget Analyst is responsible for budgeting and forecasting Advertising Department revenue and expenses, develop and set department goals, calculate commissions for Advertising Sales Reps and Managers across all business units. Works together with Finance staff in the business and financial planning process, including the annual advertising budgets and quarterly estimates.


  • Participates in the revenue and expense forecasting process, adhering to tight deadlines.

  • Prepares files for weekly flash reports.

  • Calculates incentive payments ensuring incentive plan compliance and/or approval by Advertising & Finance VP. Obtains proper sign off on commission calculations prior to submission to payroll.

  • Assists in creation of prior year territory planning and the goal-setting process.

  • Pulls financial reports and P&L's as requested by Advertising and Finance.

  • Completes period end close duties and reporting.

  • Provides Advertising VP with weekly/monthly updates on financials, flash, revenue forecast, commissions.


  • One (1) to three (3) years experience as a financial analyst or equivalent business experience.

  • B/A degree in business or finance/accounting preferred.


  • Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills, data gathering, strong analytical and problem-solving skills are necessary.

  • Must be able to handle sensitive information with confidentiality.

  • Demonstrate sound business judgment; strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven self-starter who takes initiative in a fast-paced environment.