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Sr. 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, highly analytical FP&A Senior Analyst to join our finance team. The FP&A Senior Analyst will primarily assist with financial forecasting, budgeting, modelling, and variance analysis to support strategic decision-making across the organization. The ideal candidate should have strong financial modelling skills, data analytics skills, and excellent communication abilities.
A successful Senior FP&A Analyst should be detail-oriented, and have a strong analytical mindset with the ability to identify and strengthen areas of business risks. They should help develop and maintain the right reporting models (completeness and accuracy) and adapt to business needs/strategic and growth mindset. This requires a lot of diligence and an attitude to take on new tasks while being solution-oriented.
ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
- Independently managing day-to-day reporting around business unit financials leveraging SAP and Analytic tools such as SAC, PowerBi, etc
- Drive mission-critical financial reporting and analytics (planning, forecasting, budgeting, monthly & quarterly variance analysis, etc.) for a large company
- Ensure standard reports are produced & available as per stipulated timelines across all the verticals/business units. Ensure accuracy and completeness at all times
- Closely track variances from operating plans and forecasts; proactively identify possible remediation measures by working closely with the business partners
- Drive build-out of advanced analytics for respective areas along with measurement of key KPI metrics(revenue/expense / capex and cash) such as churn metrics, adherence to pricing and discounting guidelines, revenue/EBITDA walks, etc
- Single point contact and partner with business teams on delivering analytics through dashboards, data, and insights to drive key business decisions and support negotiations
- 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 with certifications in data modeling and analytics preferred
- Candidate should either be a Chartered Accountant (first attempt / ranker and Big 4 articleship preferred) or an MBA Finance from a top tier business school (IIM, XLRI, SPJIMS, FMS, NMIMS)
- Prior Finance (4-7 years minimum) FP&A/ management reporting experience across revenue, expense, cash or capex
- 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 knowledge, analytical/data modeling 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
- Strong business acumen and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and present data
- Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure
- Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and follow-up skills
ABOUT THE ROLE
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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