In this era of disruptive digital transformation, delivering new and innovative customer experiences is a top priority for businesses worldwide.
At Experian, a worldwide decisioning leader, our Decision Analytics (DA) group makes this a reality by uniting data, advanced analytics and decision strategies with real-time operational execution and strong decision governance to deliver meaningful customer outcomes and positive business results.
We are seeking a strong hands-on Senior Financial Analyst to be a key member of the DA Finance team to support planning, reporting and analysis functions.
Why would candidate apply for your role
This role provides an excellent opportunity to be part of a fast-paced and high-performing organization that will work closely with several finance and operational teams within DA business unit.
The successful candidate will be responsible for forecasting and financial analysis to drive critical decision for the business as well as driving continuous improvement to transform internal processes.
The successful candidate will be accountable for the following key duties and responsibilities :
Financial modelling of future performance based on historical trends and future business plans
Drive continuous improvement on revenue forecast modelling by client and product, increasing the accuracy on both existing revenue streams and new sales, with focus on automation and standardization
Navigate large amounts of data to discern underlying trends, risks, and opportunities; drive to resolve issues and pursue opportunities
Execute periodic close responsibilities including revenue and cost accounting critical to capturing business results, including revenue and royalty recognition and accruals in line with IFRS15, revenue reconciliations and explanation for the main variances
Support the team on all financial planning activities (annual budget, strategic planning, half-year review, monthly rolling forecast), providing relevant analyses
Support preparation of monthly reporting packs and quarterly trading announcement
Facilitate reporting process improvement initiatives and explore opportunities to improve functionality and automation
Maintain a strong control environment while helping the business to be nimble and efficient in decision-making and execution
Deliver on ad hoc requests from different functions within the business or regional / global leadership
Develop a deep understanding of the Decision Analytics business and market, including its risks, opportunities, and competitive environment
3+ years of progressive experience in data analytics, commercial finance, financial analysis and forecasting, preferably supporting a Business Unit or Sales Division with a proven track record of delivering great results
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Data Sciences, or other analytical field; MBA, CPA a plus
Positive attitude, strong collaborative style and work ethic with passion for learning in a flexible and changing environment
Highly motivated self-starter who manages projects end-to-end and is a team player
Integrity in research / analysis and commitment to accuracy
Hands-on and comfortable with a fast paced, dynamic environment
Excellent skills in data analytics with the ability to draw concise insights from large sets of data. Strong skills with business intelligence tools preferred.
Experience with Tableau, Oracle and Hyperion a plus
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel required
Knowledge of finance and accounting principles and concepts
Ability to multi-task several important priorities simultaneously and work independently on assignments of various levels of complexity
Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement and solve problems in a team environment
Great communication skills with ability to simplify complexity
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. Ability to have fun and bring a sense of humor to work.
High degree of integrity and strong backbone
Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together.
We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work.
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