Sr Financial Analyst

New York, NY
Corporate – Finance & Accounting /
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. 


    • Perform mission critical financial reporting and business partnering activities (planning, forecasting, budgeting, commercial advise, etc.) for a large company  ($3.5B P&L) across its Audience Measurement, Analytics and Content businesses 
    • Support financial close and reporting processes in partnership with business, commercial and accounting team 
    • Ensure standard reports are produced & available as per stipulated timelines 
    • Ensure accuracy of revenue recognition / expense reporting / capex and cash reporting by working closely with commercial and accounting teams to ensure data is accurately captured and reported in line with set guidelines 
    • Closely track variances from operating plans and forecasts; proactively identify possible remediation measures 
    • Ensure high quality operating plans and forecasts minimizing variances of actuals from plan 
    • Build advanced analytics for respective area (revenue / expense / capex and cash) - e.g., customer churn metrics, adherence to pricing and discounting guidelines 
    • Partner with business teams on delivering analytics, data and insights to drive key business decisions and support negotiations 
    • Seek continuous improvement of the FP&A function through identification of opportunities across people, processes and technology 
    • Support the FP&A org through end to end enterprise transformation – drive standardization and automation of reporting at the Corporate and BU level


    • Prior Finance (2+ years minimum) experience across revenue, expense, cash and capex preferred but not required 
    • Prior experience in private equity, management consulting, or investment banking preferred
    • Excellent slide / chart building skills (PowerPoint and/or slides)Sound fundamentals on financial knowledge, analytical ability and sound understanding of the media ecosystem including some understanding of Nielsen’s products and services 
    • Strong modeling and analytical skills with the ability to tease apart information from data to help inform decision making
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree, CA, or MBA preferred. 
    • Ability to develop constructive relationships with executives and colleagues across the organization 
    • Comfort with spreadsheet tools (excel, Google Sheets) is required; comfort with SAP environments is a plus 
    • Experience with business insights tools is required, comfort with SAP Analytics Cloud is a plus 
    • Strong work ethic, self-motivated work style, attention to detail, effective communicator
Nielsen: Enabling your best to power a better media future. Our comprehensive benefits package (including health & wellness plans, 401(k) retirement coupled with a Nielsen match, a generous paid time off policy, company provided car for those who qualify, and if eligible, a discretionary incentive/bonus) is designed to be inclusive for all employees and families, and we take pride in ensuring that employees are rewarded holistically for the role they are doing and their performance.

A reasonable estimate of salary range for a new employee to be offered this role would be $50,000 - $185,000 which would be adjusted based on each employee's geographic location.  The position of each employee within a compensation range at Nielsen is dependent on several individual circumstances, such as experience, training, certifications and other business requirements/needs.  

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