Senior Specialist, Financial Analysis
Opening : 2
The Impact : This position will work alongside the Finance Manager and Director to ensure all monthly financial reporting and analysis is delivered timely and accurately to facilitate decision making by management.
The Career Opportunity : The role offers the opportunity to gain a centralized view of S&P Global Market Intelligence Divisional Finance, with responsibilities focusing on financial reporting and analysis.
There is a track record of advancement within the Divisional Finance team and the broader S&P Global Finance organization.
The Team / The Business : The S&P Global Market Intelligence Divisional Finance team consists of employees in Charlottesville, London, New York, and Pasig City.
The MI Content, Technology, and Insight Finance team is currently based in US locations. The Team interacts with other divisions and S&P Global Corporate as well.
Your Skills : Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Math or related field. Knowledge of US GAAP preferred, 2+ years’ work experience in public / private accounting or finance department, strong skills in MS Excel, experience with ERP (Oracle Financials), Tableau, Alteryx, Anaplan, and Cognos TM1 is preferred.
Monthly Financial Close
Assist with monthly accounting close and financial reporting process, including P&L reporting and analysis.
Prepare journal entries and applicable balance sheet reconciliations.
Analyze historical data for trends and unusual variances; comparing results to estimate and budget.
Review monthly expense activity (Ariba, Oracle, Other).
Prepare analysis for ad hoc requests and special projects, and provide direct support to the Managers and Directors of Finance on an as-needed basis.
Accounting & Operational Support
Assist with account coding inquiries.
Assist the business with invoice or procurement questions, and / or connecting these team members to a BSC resource for resolution.
Assist in approving Ariba requisitions.
Assist in the monthly estimate process, including updating and validating forecast assumptions.
Key estimate updates into Anaplan.
Other Accountabilities :
Assist in the annual budgeting process.
Assist with vendor management and governance-related activities.
Support overall business unit reporting requirements. Develop knowledge and understanding of the financial systems that are critical to the reporting process.
Provide thorough and accurate responses to senior management and business leads inquires.
Alert management to accounting or operational problems and suggest actionable solutions.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Math or related field.
2+ years’ work experience in public / private accounting or finance department.
Knowledge of US GAAP or other similar accounting principles is preferred.
Demonstrate the investigative research and analytical capabilities necessary to provide the leadership team with the accurate and insightful interpretation of financial information.
Large data manipulation experience.
Strong skills in MS Excel (Pivot tables, V-Lookups, IF functions, etc.) and PowerPoint.
Fluency with ERP (Oracle Financials) or other similar financial systems, Anaplan and Cognos TM1 strongly preferred.
Experience with Tableau, Alteryx, or other analytical tools preferred.
Knowledge of SQL and basic data warehouse experience is also preferred.
Possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to develop and implement innovative solutions for operational and financial problems.
Strong attention to detail and analytical ability with an inquisitive mind.
Ability to work independently and as a fully contributing member of a team. The preferred shift will be a split shift that overlaps with US-based team members.
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and meet tight deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral