Financial Analyst at NielsenIQ (Chicago, IL)

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Job Description

The Financial Analyst is a member of the Finance and Transformation Management Office (TMO) teams. In this role, the Financial Analyst will play an integral part in the forecasting, planning, and reporting processes of the enterprise cost program. You will partner with teams across the entire Finance and HR organizations, serving as a business partner to develop and improve our tracking, planning, and analytics around this crucial company focus area. You will occasionally provide ad-hoc analysis as needed to support and influence senior leadership decision-making (including C-Suite). Strong financial background, communication skills, and technical acumen, including experience with forecasting, variance analysis, and complex process creation is a requirement. 

  • Support weekly enterprise reporting of cost program through the review of actual versus forecasted results 

  • Assist Global FP&A Director - Cost & Growth Initiatives in preparation of monthly Finance and TMO cost program reporting packs 

  • Maintain and improve internally developed cost program tracking infrastructure, serving as enterprise subject matter expert on its usage and areas to improve 

  • Provide guidance and support to stakeholders by helping them develop strategic insights, relevant analysis tools, and reporting dashboards related to the cost program 

  • Leverage analytical mindset to create clear, transparent, and automated infrastructure for tracking mass quantities of financial data – conduct analysis to drive clarity to senior management 

  • Conduct other ad hoc analysis for senior finance leadership, as required 

Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 1-2 years’ experience in Accounting or Finance Role 

  • Must have a strong work ethic, self-motivated work style, and an immaculate attention to detail and enjoy a dynamic environment with new challenges and changing work priorities 

  • Individual contributor and team player with great communication and interpersonal skills across all organizational levels 

  • Strong organizational skills, close attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines 

  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently 

  • Strong quantitative and analytical competency 

  • Experience manipulating large data sets and translating into clear, actionable insights for senior leaders 

  • Comfortable working cross-functionally and with senior leadership 

  • Advanced skillset in Excel and Google Sheets – Proficiency in PowerPoint and remainder of Microsoft365 and Google Suite

  • SAP Financial systems and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) experience strongly preferred 

Additional Information

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.niq.com.

About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.niq.com.

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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