Sr. Financial Analyst

Sr. Financial Analyst - 26796

Finance and Corporate Development - USA New York, New York 


The Senior Financial Analyst is a member of the US Media a $2.5B P&L within Nielsen. This position reports to the VP, Finance and is responsible for overall financial planning & analysis, management reporting, and monthly revenue close activities for the Visual IQ business segment. The US Media business is a fast-paced, team oriented environment and requires strong critical thinking and excellent communication to effectively partner with finance and commercial stakeholders across various levels in the organization.


Key Responsibilities include:


  • Build, lead and manage the annual operating budget
  • Serve as a partner to functional budget owners communicating their financial performance by developing appropriate tools and reports.
  • Drive bi-weekly revenue forecasting process and identify risks and opportunities to plan.
  • Provide comprehensive monthly variance and trend analyses – actual vs. budget, forecast, and prior year with a focus on identifying key drivers and making actionable recommendations
  • Prepare and submit month close journal entries including accruals, deferrals, and inter-business transfers as required
  • Develop and implement creative solutions to drive simplification of financial processes, improve quality, timeliness and control
  • Support preparation of presentations to executive management
  • Leverage large amounts of data to solve business issues and support the sales team with business intelligence
  • Performs various ad-hoc financial analyses for management as required




  • 3-5 years’ experience in financial planning & analysis and/or revenue management experience
  • Excellent communication and ability to work in a team  
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to solve business challenges leveraging large amounts of data  
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principles and regulations
  • Advanced Excel and Google Sheets proficiency
  • High emotional intelligence – a problem solver and team player
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP system and Business Warehouse software preferred
  • Self-motivated with ability to define, structure and prioritize work for self and flexibility and capability to change priorities when circumstances dictate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, Master’s degree a plus


About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  New York,New York 

Secondary Locations: CT - Wilton, , , 

Travel:  Yes, 5% of the Time 

Full time
New York, NY, US