Associate Director, Finance

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 23 Apr 18 2018-04-23

Associate Director, Finance

JobDescription :

The Role: Associate Director, Finance

Location: New York, New York

The Team/Business: We combine broad data, powerful analytics and deep sector intelligence to give our clients extraordinary insight into the companies and markets they follow. Team members embrace and lead through change, maintain a global perspective, think critically and foster the open exchange of ideas both within the team and across our firm.

The Impact: You are part of the Market Intelligence Global Financial Reporting and Controllership team providing monthly reporting and analysis on financial performance across Revenue, Expense, EBITA and Balance Sheet. You are responsible for leading the monthly accounting close process for Market Intelligence working with the MI Finance team to ensure integrity and accuracy of financial results. In additional, you are preparing monthly reporting for review by Senior Finance and Business Leadership to include various views (As Reported, Organic) to meet business needs and drive decision-making.


  • Running the monthly variance analysis and working with MI Finance team to complete variance explanations on actual and historical results compared to budget and prior year for onward reporting to S&P Global Corporate Accounting group and Finance leadership to include both P&L and Balance Sheet variance.
  • Responding to both internal and external audit queries and ensuring full compliance internal controls (SOX) providing evidence as required.
  • Building of presentations including Quarterly Financial Review, Quarterly Business Review and Board of Director meetings. Ensuring the completeness and integrity of the externally reported financial information.
  • Project work with particular emphasis around operational improvement embracing LEAN principles, employing best practices and ensuring Finance tasks are correctly assigned across the SPGI Finance team.
  • Handling any GL and TM1 maintenance for the MI division to ensure full alignment to Corporate requirements and clear reporting structures are maintained that meet both Finance & Business needs without compromising historical or future reporting requirements.
  • This role has 2 direct reports at Manager level, 1 is New York based and another in London.

What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or fully qualified accountant with 2-4 years' proven accounting and financial analysis experience of working in a Global Finance organization operating within a matrix business structure.
  • Experience with ERP (Oracle Financials) and Cognos TM1 is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong skills in MS Excel (pivot tables, V-lookups) and PowerPoint (ThinkCell an advantage).
  • Solid analytical skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as a fully contributing member of a multi-locational team with challenging, often conflicting deadlines
  • Quality - is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/act acts on quality problems
  • Dependability - meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles changes, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
  • Productivity - handles a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well and handles information flow.
  • Build Superior Customer Value - cultivate long-term, strategic customer relationships by ensuring that the customer's perspective is the driving force behind business activities, anticipate customer needs and understand criteria to resolve whether success was achieved, accept responsibility for outcomes.
  • Communicates Effectively - speak openly and clearly without hidden agendas, adapt your approach and your message to fit the audience. Seek input from others and use sound rationale to gain acceptance of ideas, listen actively and respond in a manner that promotes teamwork, persistently deliver important information and check for understanding to ensure your message is understood.

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important-some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit, S&P Global Market Intelligence

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions on the basis of merit, capability and equality of opportunity, and without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on a person's ability to perform his or her job.

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