Senior Finance Analyst

Chicago, Illinois, USA Finance Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

We are seeking a highly analytical person who is passionate about using data to create realistic insights for our global business.  Our team -- a dynamic, high-energy group of finance professionals – is in need of an analyst who can take our data driven decisions to the next level of impact and relevancy.  The candidate must be a confident self-starter who is comfortable working autonomously with a high level of initiative and a strong sense of accountability, ownership, and urgency.  

You'll help us with:

  • Utilize BI and automation tools to gather financial information from a variety of business units.
  • Leverage enterprise wide revenue and expense analysis to provide insights and recommendations for business initiatives.
  • Provide pipeline and bookings forecasting to Sales Management and Executive team.
  • Develop measurement tools to capture and understand client, prospect, and sales behavior.
  • Assist in developing and administering sales commission plans.
  • Develop and communicate analysis to senior and operating level managers.
  • Support MIR, corporate reporting, and ad hoc requests. 

You'll be a good fit if you have:

  • VBA, SQL experience is a plus
  • Expertise with one or more BI tools (Power BI, Qlikview, SAS, Tableau) a plus
  • Technically skills not required but, a desire to learn them will be needed.
  • Humble and hungry self-starter with a strong desire to learn, improve and evolve.
  • Highly motivated with both an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong team mentality.
  • Global/strategic thinker with high attention to detail.
  • Analytical and intuitive (problem solver).
  • Ability to translate data to business insights that drive decisions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships among cross-functional groups and throughout various levels of management.
  • Must be results driven with ability to handle multiple projects in a fluid and ever changing fast-paced environment.
  • Minimum: Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • Minimum:  3-5 years’ experience in data-based finance or marketing analysis.
  • MS Office programs
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Exposure to Excel Add-in’s (Power Query, PowerPivot, DAX Studio, SQL Power Update) or querying languages (specifically DAX, M) a major plus
As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit and follow @Cision on Twitter.
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