Senior Finance Analyst

Chicago, Illinois, USA Finance Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

We are seeking a highly analytical person who is passionate about using data to create realistic insights for our global business.  Our team -- a dynamic, high-energy group of finance professionals – is in need of an analyst who can take our data driven decisions to the next level of impact and relevancy.  The candidate must be a confident self-starter who is comfortable working autonomously with a high level of initiative and a strong sense of accountability, ownership, and urgency.  

You'll help us with:

  • Utilize BI and automation tools to gather financial information from a variety of business units.
  • Leverage enterprise wide revenue and expense analysis to provide insights and recommendations for business initiatives.
  • Provide pipeline and bookings forecasting to Sales Management and Executive team.
  • Develop measurement tools to capture and understand client, prospect, and sales behavior.
  • Assist in developing and administering sales commission plans.
  • Develop and communicate analysis to senior and operating level managers.
  • Support MIR, corporate reporting, and ad hoc requests. 

You'll be a good fit if you have:

  • VBA, SQL experience is a plus
  • Expertise with one or more BI tools (Power BI, Qlikview, SAS, Tableau) a plus
  • Technically skills not required but, a desire to learn them will be needed.
  • Humble and hungry self-starter with a strong desire to learn, improve and evolve.
  • Highly motivated with both an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong team mentality.
  • Global/strategic thinker with high attention to detail.
  • Analytical and intuitive (problem solver).
  • Ability to translate data to business insights that drive decisions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships among cross-functional groups and throughout various levels of management.
  • Must be results driven with ability to handle multiple projects in a fluid and ever changing fast-paced environment.
  • Minimum: Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • Minimum:  3-5 years’ experience in data-based finance or marketing analysis.
  • MS Office programs
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Exposure to Excel Add-in’s (Power Query, PowerPivot, DAX Studio, SQL Power Update) or querying languages (specifically DAX, M) a major plus
Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
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