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.

 

BUSINESS FINANCE ANALYST | SAN FRANCISCO, CA

 

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

 

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

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 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.

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