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Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

Employer
Nielsen
Location
Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra, Maharashtra, India
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Planning & Analysis
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
At Nielsen, we believe that career growth is a partnership. You ultimately own, fuel and set the journey. By joining our team of nearly 14,000 associates, you will become part of a community that will help you to succeed. We champion you because when you succeed, we do too. Embark on a new initiative, explore a fresh approach, and take license to think big, so we can all continuously improve. We enable your best to power our future.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seeking a detail-oriented FP&A analyst to join our finance team.
The FP&A Analyst will assist with building reconciliations, monthly close activities (such as accruals), and data collation from all stakeholders/partners as needed (for accurate financial reporting and financial dashboards). This role is critical to help build accurate financial reporting to support strategic decision-making across the organization. The ideal candidate should have strong financial modelling skills, a solid understanding of accounting principles, the ability to multi-task, and excellent communication abilities.
A successful FP&A Analyst will be detail-oriented, having a strong analytical mind with the ability to identify and strengthen areas of business risks and capitalize on opportunities in the company (FP&A Organization). They should help drive the monthly close process and ensure there are no surprises. This further becomes an input to the forecasting process. This requires a lot of diligence as well as an attitude to take on new tasks with a solution mindset.
ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
- Drive mission-critical financial reporting and business partnering activities (planning and forecasting recons, monthly close activities, etc.)
- Execute and drive financial close and reporting processes in partnership with business, commercial, and accounting team
- Ensure accuracy of revenue recognition/expense reporting / capex and cash reporting by working closely with commercial and accounting teams to make sure data is accurately captured and reported in line with set guidelines. Working with the accounting team on accruals as needed
- Closely tracking variances from operating plans and forecasts; by reviewing the monthly close financial statements with the accounting team and business partners
- Ensure high-quality operating plans and forecasts minimizing variances of actuals from plan. This includes tracking of the close process and keeping stakeholders updated of any gaps vs expected forecasts
- Support the FP&A organization through end-to-end finance transformation - drive standardization and automation of reporting across the organization
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance required. Certifications in data modelling and analytics are a plus
- Prior Finance (2-4 years minimum) FP&A/accounting/ reporting experience across revenue, expense, cash or capex
- Experience with SAP (ECC and S4 Hana environments) and HFM Oracle
- Experience with analytics tools such as SAP Analytics Cloud, Power BI, Google Data Studio, and spreadsheet tools (excel, Google Sheets) is required
- Sound fundamentals on financial accounting knowledge, analytical ability, and sound understanding of the media ecosystem including some understanding of Nielsen's products and services
- Strong work ethic, self-motivated work style, attention to detail, effective communicator
- Ability to organize multiple responsibilities and deliver results in an accurate and timely manner while adapting to changes in priorities
- Ability to influence and strategically partner with individuals of various educational and technical backgrounds, both inside and outside the organization
- Ability to business partner and communicate with non-finance stakeholders effectively and articulately
- Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure
- Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and follow-up skills
ABOUT NIELSEN
As the arbiter of truth, Nielsen Global Media fuels the media industry with unbiased, reliable data about what people watch and listen to. To discover what's true, we measure across all channels and platforms-from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are armed with the truth, they have a deeper understanding of their audiences and can accelerate growth.
Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and act. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You'll enjoy working with smart, fun, inquisitive colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!

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