Finance Manager, Power BI

Chicago, Illinois, USA Finance Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit www.cision.com and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
 
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As a Finance Manager Power BI you will be a business partner in transforming this world class organization and support Cision’s continued growth and success. This position will perform a key role in providing business analysis, decision support and thought leadership. This includes developing forecasts and analyses, generating internal management reports monitoring key performance indicators and driving the system automation of this information. In doing so, you will audit and visualize data and manage projects that improve our system and dashboard capabilities. We are looking for ambitious individuals with outstanding, proven analytical capabilities and intellectual curiosity who enjoy partnering with business leaders to grasp large complex data sets and develop clear business solutions. You are a well-rounded problem solver with the ability to drive results in a high-energy growth environment.

You embrace ambiguity, forecasting challenges and planning for them. You create order from chaos, and execute on the vision of the company. You know what a services organization needs in order to grow, and which metrics matter and which ones are noise. You partner with the business to understand the goals of each business unit, and guide strategy to maximize business value.

The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated ability to build relationships, influence leaders, think strategically, and provide excellent customer service and strong communication skills.

You'll help us with:

  • Automate consolidation of global roll up of financials for both actuals, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Provide reporting and detailed analyses to help business leaders make timely, fact-based decisions, and understand business performance
  • Being able to think end-to-end on analysis as well as how financial statements roll up
  • Participate in complex initiatives and system enhancements including testing.
  • Perform data audits and ensure processes allow for consistent and accurate reporting.
  • Efficiently gather data, perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and succinctly communicate analyses in a language understood by business leaders across multiple disciplines within an organization.
  • Create and develop dynamic system dashboards to effectively display key performance drivers
  • Lead and/or support the periodic reporting, forecasting, and budgeting with detailed variance analysis.

You'll be a good fit if you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in either finance, business, accounting, data science, or computer studies preferred, and a minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience required. Advanced degree preferred
  • Data analysis and modeling skills with the ability to work with large quantities of detailed data from multiple sources.
  • Prior experience using data visualization tools (Power BI or Tableau) required
  • Intermediate experience building visualizations in Power BI Desktop
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of finance/economics
  • Effectively balance competing priorities and deliver tasks and projects on time
  • Solid understanding of dimensional modelling concepts
  • Advanced experience with SQL a plus
  • Ability to quickly master new and complex content.
  • Self-driven initiative and willingness to take on projects in proactive manner.
  • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment.
  • Interest in constant performance improvement and comfort with change.
  • Excellent organization, prioritization & time management skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Effective communication, presentation, and influencing skills in a matrixed organization
  • Able to work independently and within a team structure to consistently deliver quality solutions within time constraints
  • Experience in Hyperion Planning, Essbase, and FP&A/Accounting a plus
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