Senior Finance Analyst

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Senior Financial Analyst

Dow Jones

Princeton, New Jersey

About us:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world's largest news-gathering operations globally. It is home to leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Barron's, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Investor's Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, OPIS and Chemical Market Analytics. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About the Role

The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) group is currently seeking a Senior Finance Analyst to support the business focusing on financial planning and consolidation. You will help develop, communicate and monitor departmental budgets. This dynamic role will provide strategic business partner and financial support with a focus on reporting and forecasting including support for strategic projects.

You will report to the Senior Manager, Finance and be based in Princeton, NJ with occasional travel to our New York office.

You Will:

  • Work with business partners to review and prepare budgets and forecasts.
  • Update and run opex forecast models and scenario planning.
  • Develop business case models, charts, and reporting dashboards to provide analysis and insights to evaluate the financial impact of decisions for senior management.
  • Complete Month-end closing activities, including, journal entry preparation, account analysis, and reclasses.
  • Leverage key systems knowledge (SAP, BPC, TM1) to facilitate the creation of more robust analytics and reporting tools, which ultimately drive valuable insights and more efficient planning & reporting processes.
  • Build and maintain strong business partner relationships with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders.
  • Identify opportunities to improve internal processes, improve work efficiency and quality.
  • Perform additional ad-hoc requests as deemed necessary by the business or financial needs.

You Have:

  • 3-5 years of experience. Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting (preferred).
  • Strong accounting and analytical skills.
  • High degree of proficiency in PC skills including experience with financial applications and reporting tools, specifically Microsoft Excel (can perform complex functions) and Google Docs.
  • Planning and organizational skills including effective time management and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated initiative and drive and work well under pressure including being a team player with a strong work ethic.
  • Experience maintaining accounting records and preparation of financial reports.
  • Ability to recognize problems, collect data, draw valid conclusions and define/suggest resolutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of business partners.
  • Knowledge of or experience with SAP, TM1, or related programs (a plus).
  • Experience navigating a complex and challenging business environment.
  • Able to synthesize data and provide insightful narratives.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Self motivated with ability to multi-task and effectively balance multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Experience in ERP systems (TM1, Alteryx), a plus.

Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plans
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Education Benefits
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Family Care Benefits
  • Commuter Transit Program
  • Subscription Discounts
  • Employee Referral Program

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Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at [email protected]. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

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Union Status:

Non-Union role

More Information on Dow Jones
Dow Jones operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY, Princeton, NJ and Los Angeles, CA. Dow Jones was founded in 1882. It has 4898 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Health insurance. To see all 31 open jobs at Dow Jones, click here.
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