Finance Analyst
San Francisco, California

Job Reference: SFC-ANA-07687

Location: San Francisco, California

Closing Date: 31/10/2019

Department: Analyst

Division: Informa Tech

Informa is seeking a results-driven Financial Analyst supporting events and media operating in the cybersecurity and video game markets.





The Business Finance Analyst uses deep knowledge of INFORMA’s finance processes and systems to deliver accurate and timely financial reporting and analysis in support of business goals. Operating in a culture of accountability and continuous improvement, the BFA demonstrates a passion for data integrity and problem-solving, working closely with Finance Business Partners to deliver “right first time” insight and analysis.





Budget and QF process


  • Proactively analyze P&L variances and present results concisely to Finance Business Partner and commercial team
  •     Provide regular revenue dashboards and cost analysis to Finance Business Partner and commercial teamsCreate and agree timetable for preparation of budget with commercial team and Finance Business Partner; work closely with the commercial team to ensure deadlines are met
  •     Enter data into Hyperion accurately
  • Liaise with Central finance team to determine recharges
  • Ensure reporting packs include relevant and accurate supporting analysis
  • Demonstrate a deep, fundamental understanding of all costs in product and portfolio P&Ls
  • Create cost budgets from a granular zero-base (i.e. building from scratch, not rolling forward prior year)
  • Understand the importance/priority of each cost line so that savings can be made to fund investment where necessary


Event planning


  • Draft event plan financials, working with Finance Business Partner and commercial team, and enter them into Hyperion
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of event plan financials
  • Ensure compliance with event planning calendar



Event pricing and re-book targets


  • Working with Finance Business Partner and commercial team, model impact of pricing decisions and re-book targets to optimise revenue
  • Analyse trade-off between re-book (at lower rates) and post-show sales (at higher rates but also higher sales costs), and make recommendations to team
  • Analyse factors such as inflation, market growth and competitor pricing when recommending pricing decisions





Event launches


  • Prepare financial plan using Group template, including detailed P&L projections and DCF
  • Test and challenge P&L assumptions with commercial team and Finance Business Partner



Revenue accruals


  • Review and approve revenue reconciliation
  • Notify Shared Services team of third party revenue accruals required
  • Ensure cash and banking have correct codes to book
  • Liaise with Shared Services team to ensure VAT is correctly accounted




Cost accruals


  • Review  general ledger on monthly basis
  • Give Finance Business Partner notice of significant items requiring approval
  • Provide accurate and timely journals to Shared Services team
  • Deliver variance commentary



Month end reporting


  • Enter accurate KPIs into Hyperion working with commercial team
  • Prepare month end revenue/cost bridges
  • Review headcount variances vs latest forecast, understanding key movements



Sales commissions


  • Calculate sales commission payments





Sales reporting


  • Ensure accurate weekly sales reports prepared and distributed on time



Ad Hoc


  • Prepare requested audit items at half year and year end in timely manner
  • Review and update monthly business org changes
  • Liaise with Legal to ensure use of correct  applicable contracts





  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or economics
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Strong project management skills; meeting milestones and deliverables
  • Excellent presenter, collaborator, and communicator with experience in business partnering
  • Advanced Excel skills; experience with Hyperion, Oracle, SQL a plus
  • Commercial agility: able to translate a business question into structural data queries and reports to support commercial decisions  
  • Customer orientation: unswerving focus on providing ‘right first time’ financial data and effective control and process to internal customers
  • Operational excellence: able to apply technical accounting expertise pragmatically, while displaying strong attention to detail, high levels of accuracy and compliance with policies
  • Technology: expert user of reporting systems and analysis tools to deliver timely and accurate reporting to support business decisions
  • High performance: able to contribute to the success of a high performing team, communicating effectively with others and influencing in a matrix without direct authority


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.