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  • Posted: Apr 18, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Your business depends on finding, understanding and connecting with your best customers. As the definitive source for what drives people to watch and buy, Nielsen can help you stay on top of trends and use key insights to grow your business-in the next town and across continents. We’ll help you stand out from the competition, differentiate your offerin...
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    Senior Executive, Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst


    Ref No: 36420
    Location: Lagos, NG
    Job Type: Regular
    Reporting to: FP& A Lead, Africa & Middle East

    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

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    Qualifications

    • 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 on jobs.nielsen.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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