Manager, Financial Reporting

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 18 Oct 18

Manager, Financial Reporting

JobDescription :
S&P Global Platts
Manager, Financial Reporting
Grade 11A

The Role: S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, is searching for a Manager of Financial Reporting. This role is a key member of the Platts Finance team. This position is responsible for managing Platts' monthly close and reporting processes as well as maintaining SOX compliance and responding to internal/external audit requests. This position will also assist with ad hoc requests and special projects.

The Location: Presently, the role is based at S&P Global Platts NY office in Midtown at 2 Penn Plaza, New York, NY. In the 4th Quarter of 2019, S&P Global Platts' NY office is scheduled to relocate downtown to S&P Global headquarters at 55 Water St, New York, NY.

The Team: The S&P Global Platts Finance team primarily consists of New York and London based employees. The Team also regularly interacts with divisions of S&P Global (SPGI) Corporate. This position reports to the Director of Finance and has two direct reports.

The Impact: This position will work along-side the Director to ensure all monthly financial reporting and analysis is delivered timely and accurately to facilitate decision making by management. This position will also partner with the business/functional finance leads on accounting and reporting matters.

The Career Opportunity: The role offers the opportunity to gain a centralized view of S&P Global Platts, with responsibilities in accounting, reporting, analysis and audit/SOX. There is a strong track-record of advancement within the Platts Finance team and the broader S&P Global Finance organization.


  • Manage monthly accounting close and financial reporting process for Platts including P&L and balance sheet reporting. Review, analyze and interpret monthly financial results. Assist with preparation of presentations for senior management and SPGI Corporate. Create/review journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations. Act as a liaison with SPGI Corporate on financial reporting matters.
  • Lead contact for internal/external audits and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for Platts. Coordinate walkthroughs, control testing and responses to auditor PBC lists. Ensure Platts' internal controls are effective and documented. Assist in identifying control weaknesses and taking appropriate corrective action.
  • Responsible for analyzing and forecasting incentive compensation for Platts globally. Maintain ongoing dialogue with HR and SPGI Corporate regarding bonus funding levels and participant pools.
  • Assume primary responsibility for monitoring reserve for bad debts. Partner with the Platts Credit & Collections team to analyze Accounts Receivable trends/variances and DSO metrics.
  • Assist with ad hoc requests, special projects, department cross-training, and provide direct support to the Director, Finance on an as-needed basis.

Other Accountabilities:
  • Provide data, analysis, and operational insights during monthly close, rolling forecast and annual budget processes.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses as requested in order to help management make informed decisions regarding the short and long term objectives of the business.
  • Alert management to accounting or operational problems and suggest actionable solutions.
  • Provide thorough and accurate responses to Senior Management, Corporate and Audit-related inquiries.

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance. CPA and strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP is required.
  • 5-8 years' work experience in a combination of public accounting and private accounting/finance department
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical ability with an inquisitive mind.
  • Ability to work independently and as a fully contributing member of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong skills in MS Excel (Pivot tables, V-Lookups, IF functions, etc.) and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ERP (Oracle Financials) and Cognos TM1 preferred.