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  • Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst at Nielsen Company

  • Posted on: 29 November, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Nielsen Company is a global leader in measurement and information and we believe in providing our clients with a precise understanding of the consumer. We give insights into what consumers buy and watch to a multitude of our clients including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Google, Diageo, Coca Cola and others.

    Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst


    Ref Id: 30394
    Primary Location: Lagos
    Job Type: Regular
    Level: Senior Executive Level
    Secondary Location: Kenya
    Coverage: East, West & Maghreb Africa
    Reporting to: FP& A Lead, Africa & Middle East
    Hiring Manager Name: Deepshikha Sonpar

    Role Summary

    • This role requires a commercially focused and detailed oriented individual with a strong analytical mind and ability to identify and strengthen areas of business risks and capitalise on opportunities.
    • He/She should help in forecasting the right numbers and help achieve those.


    • Key member of Group FP&A team, driving management reporting and providing insights into the financials of the business
    • Support FP&A leader in all areas
    • Assist in driving the company profitability and growth by analyzing revenues and costs as well as new initiatives
    • Drive improvements in reporting and forecasting process to achieve operational excellence
    • Preparation and financial planning as part of budget and forecast
    • Performing management reporting and analysis as needed by Global Markets Group / management team
    • Part of defining and follow up of KPIs to reach agreed targets
    • Work closely with FP&A, FBP and Client service leadership and commercial teams
    • Link in with Consolidation teams on closing schedule, accounting services, and consolidated accounts, with focus on numbers making sense
    • Work with Group Controller on compliance and governance
    • Partner with Operational Controller and team (closing cut-off dates, journals, supporting documentation )
    • Internal & External Audits


    • Degree in Accounting/Finance and MBA is preferable
    • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc.)
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Finance,  Research industry or FMCG, Marketing industry with a matrix organisation structure
    • Experience (preferred or required technical, functional and/or leadership experience)
    • Ability to organise multiple responsibilities and deliver results in an accurate and timely manner while adapting to changes in priorities.
    • Ability to influence and strategically partner with individuals of various educational and technical backgrounds, both inside and outside the organization
    • Strong business acumen and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to gather analyse and present data.
    • A desire to add value and providing a valuable contribution to the wider business.
    • Ability to business partner and communicate with non-finance stakeholders effectively and articulately.
    • A proven track record of building relationships at all levels within the organisation
    • Operations and commercial literacy.
    • Detail and process oriented.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure.
    • Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and follow up skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nielsen Company career website on to apply

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