Business Analyst
Sarasota, Florida

Job Reference: NYNY-GFC-006380

Location: Sarasota, Florida

Closing Date: 31/08/2019

Department: GE Finance - Central

Division: Informa Markets

Informa is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. We create and deliver highly specialized information through publishing, events, training, market intelligence and expertise, providing valuable knowledge to individuals, businesses and organizations worldwide.

Informa’s Global Exhibitions is among the world’s top Exhibitions organizers, organizing events that enable buyers and sellers in specialist communities to meet face to face, build relationships and conduct business. Informa has a portfolio of more than 200 Exhibitions, serving a number of core verticals



The Business Analyst will be responsible for the preparation of budgets and forecasts (utilizing Hyperion SmartView and Excel) under a range of scenarios and assumptions supporting central cost centers, as well as providing extensive financial analysis, analyzing business trends and outcomes, developing key reports and participating in strategic planning and  analysis.



  • Prepare annual 3-year plans, annual budgets and monthly forecasts for central cost centers, including zero-based budgeting in Excel and data input into Hyperion and Workforce Planning
  • Assist Strategic Finance team in partnering with the respective cross-functional budget owners to maintain cost trackers vs. budget/forecast, determine risks & opportunities
  • Collaborate with the Shared Services team to perform monthly close for respective cost centers, including accrual preparation and review
  • Analyze monthly/quarterly financial results to understand performance and underlying variance drivers between current periods vs. budget, forecast and prior periods
  • Assist in finance integration/transformation activities, including developing/implementing best practices in budgeting and forecasting
  • Prepare consolidated weekly sales reporting across the Americas business
  • Perform other ad hoc analysis/duties assigned, including “what if” scenario planning/modeling, creating dashboards, developing metrics/KPIs, preparing presentations



  • Four-year degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in financial planning, reporting or business analysis
  • Strong analytical skills are required, with the ability to challenge and research key drivers
  • Deep, fundamental understanding of financial statements – P&L, balance sheet, cash flows
  • Ability to work independently, adhere to multiple deadlines and manage changing priorities
  • Extensive Excel and PowerPoint experience and financial modeling skills are required
  • Experience using Hyperion Essbase and SmartView is required
  • Strong attention to detail and data accuracy; analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills; must be comfortable interfacing with all levels of the organization



  • Experience in a multi-divisional international corporation
  • Use of Oracle financials and HFM
  • Exposure to conference/events industry, media industry or consulting/Big 4 preferred
  • Some travel may be required



  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning and other development/training opportunities
  • Health and Wellness Benefits (medical, dental, eye)
  • 401K and Matching
  • ShareMatch
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Work-life balance
  • Additional discounts through various partnerships



Informa is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national origin.


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