Senior Manager, Financial Reporting at NielsenIQ

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Company Description

NielsenIQ is the leader in providing the most complete, unbiased view of consumer behavior, globally. Powered by a groundbreaking consumer data platform and fueled by rich analytic capabilities, NielsenIQ enables bold, confident decision-making for the world’s leading consumer goods companies and retailers.

Using comprehensive data sets and measuring all transactions equally, NielsenIQ gives clients a forward-looking view into consumer behavior in order to optimize performance across all retail platforms. Our open philosophy on data integration enables the most influential consumer data sets on the planet. NielsenIQ delivers the complete truth.

NielsenIQ has operations in nearly 100 markets, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. We like to be in the middle of the action, operating with global market leaders to small businesses, consumer good manufactures to retailers, we work with them all. We’re bringing in data 24/7 and the possibilities are endless. Come join the NielsenIQ team!

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Financial Reporting, the Senior Manager, Financial Reporting is a key member of the NielsenIQ (“NIQ”) Corporate Reporting and Accounting team (“CR&A”), a highly visible team supporting the CFO and CAO in the internal and external financial reporting of the Company’s results. In addition, the Financial Reporting team is responsible for supporting new accounting pronouncement implementation and is instrumental in determining the accounting impact and treatment of acquisitions, divestitures and other non-routine transactions. The role is an integral part of ensuring the integrity, accuracy and transparency of our financial reporting function.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in managing the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements and disclosures that are submitted to the lenders, including reviews of footnote tie-outs
  • Supports the compilation and review of monthly financial statements that are distributed to management
  • Participates in determining the accounting impact from acquisitions, divestitures and other non-routine transactions and directs steps necessary to correct or reflect adjustments to ensure accurate reporting
  •  Assists in coordinating and overseeing the annual external audit, including drafting memos to support key accounting positions
  • Is a point of contact for the business in determining accounting treatment of key business transactions, including being a subject matter expert on revenue recognition
  • Monitors the development and applicability of emerging accounting and reporting rules being deliberated by the SEC, US GAAP, PCAOB, IFRS or other regulations
  • Critically analyzes reporting processes, procedures and internal controls to ensure efficiency and where appropriate, proposes improvements to key workstreams
  • Participates in key policy initiatives within the company as an accounting resource

A little about you

You are an experienced accounting professional looking to join a newly formed CR&A team at an exciting time in the history of NIQ. You thrive in a fast pace environment and are up for the challenge of being part of a team that is in the early stages of building a world class financial reporting and accounting function. You are looking to put your experiences to work and take ownership of important projects, interacting with NIQ accounting professionals located all over the globe. You are organized, curious, interested in process improvement, a critical thinker, a great communicator and don’t mind rolling up your sleeves!

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • CPA
  • 7 to 8 years of experience in external reporting and technical accounting research
  • Big 5 Public accounting experience required
  • Knowledge of GAAP, SEC regulations and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring, evaluating and training staff
  • Experience with XBRL tagging preferred

Additional Information

All your information will be kept according to EEO guidelines.

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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