Senior Financial Analyst

Chicago, Illinois, USA Finance Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

Cision is a leading global provider of public relations software, media distribution, media intelligence, and related professional services. PR and communications professionals use our products and services to help manage, execute, and measure their strategic programs, identify key influencers, and distribute strategic content. The Company has over 4,800 employees with offices in 22 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
 
We are seeking a highly analytical candidate who is passionate about using data to create commercial and financial insights for our America’s business.  Our team – a dynamic, high-energy group of finance professionals – is seeking an analyst who can take our data driven decisions to the next level and streamline critical processes. The candidate must be a confident self-starter who is comfortable working independently and cross-functionally across teams, has a high level of initiative, possesses a strong attention to detail, and is professional with a great deal of accountability. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a finance business partner in the insights services line of business. Partnering with leaders across various functions and regions, including  leaders sales ops, IT, controllership and finance leaders in various locations (EMEA, APAC and Americas)
  • Utilize Microsoft Excel, Power BI, Salesforce, and automation tools to gather financial information from a variety of business units to create business insights and commercial recommendations
  • Create brand new reporting models from scratch to help improve the analysis and monitoring of business segments and overall P&L (including cost structure)
  • Champion existing models and continually make process improvements to enable business efficiencies
  • Provide revenue forecasts to insight services business leaders and global executive team
  • Develop analytical tools to capture and articulate customer sales and gross margin per project.
  • Develop, communicate, and support ad-hoc analyses and recurring reporting to senior leaders

Desired Background / Experience:

  • Prior experience working in FP&A, corporate finance, project controllers, consulting, or a finance leadership development program
  • Highly efficient with Microsoft Office suite, with advanced knowledge of Excel (i.e.Vlookups, Pivot tables) and PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented, able to problem solve using existing tools, and produce reports with minimal errors in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience utilizing a diverse suite of financial and CRM systems, (Power BI, Netsuite, VBA,
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; able to translate data into business insights, articulate findings, ideas, and requirements across functions and regions
  • Humble and hungry self-starter with a strong desire to learn, drive improvements, and evolve
  • Highly motivated with both an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong team mentality
  • Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships among cross-functional groups and throughout various levels of management
  • Seeking 3-5+ years of experience in commercial finance, FP&A, market analysis, or data-driven roles with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics
As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and Falcon.io social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow @Cision on Twitter.
 
Cision is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves and perform at their best. 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™ pledgeand named a “Top Diversity Employer” for 2021 by DiversityJobs.com.
 
Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.
 
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