Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst 100 views

Nielsen Company
Accounting, Auditing & Finance
Nielsen Company
Accounting, Auditing & Finance
Lagos|Full Time|Advertising & Marketing|
NGN Confidential
6d

Job Summary

Nielsen Company is a global leader in measurement and information and we believe in providing our clients with a precise understanding of the consumer. We give insights into what consumers buy and watch a multitude of our clients including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Google, Diageo, Coca Cola and others.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

  • Job Description

  • Ref Id: 30394
  • Primary Location: Lagos
  • Job Type: Regular
  • Level: Senior Executive Level
  • Secondary Location: Kenya
  • Coverage: East, West & Maghreb Africa
  • Reporting to: FP& A Lead, Africa & Middle East
  • Hiring Manager Name: Deepshikha Sonpar

  • Role Summary

  • This role requires a commercially focused and detailed oriented individual with a strong analytical mind and ability to identify and strengthen areas of business risks and capitalise on opportunities
  • He/She should help in forecasting the right numbers and help achieve those.

  • Responsibilities

  • Key member of Group FP&A team, driving management reporting and providing insights into the financials of the business
  • Support FP&A leader in all areas
  • Assist in driving the company profitability and growth by analyzing revenues and costs as well as initiatives
  • Drive improvements in reporting and forecasting process to achieve operational excellence
  • Preparation and financial planning as part of budget and forecast
  • Performing management reporting and analysis as needed by Global Markets Group / management team
  • Part of defining and follow up of KPIs to reach agreed targets
  • Work closely with FP&A, FBP and Client service leadership and commercial teams
  • Link in with Consolidation teams on closing schedule, accounting services, and consolidated accounts, with focus on numbers making sense
  • Work with Group Controller on compliance and governance
  • Partner with Operational Controller and team (closing cut-off dates, journals, supporting documentation )
  • Internal & External Audits

  • Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting/Finance and MBA is preferable
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc.)
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the Finance, Research industry or FMCG, Marketing industry with a matrix organisation structure
  • Experience (preferred or required technical, functional and/or leadership experience)
  • Ability to organise 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 analyse and present data.
  • A desire to add value and providing a valuable contribution to the wider business.
  • Ability to business partner and communicate with non-finance stakeholders effectively and articulately.
  • A proven track record of building relationships at all levels within the organisation
  • Operations and commercial literacy.
  • Detail and process oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and follow up skills
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