Finance & Corporate Development
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Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients audience measurement services across all devices — television, radio, digital, mobile — where content is consumed. Nielsen is the global leader in both television and digital measurement, helping clients understand the reach of their content and advertising campaigns, as well as providing effectiveness metrics that help optimize and validate their overall spending, and maximize the value of their content.


The US Media Finance team supports all aspects of budgeting and reporting for the $2.5B US Media business including operational finance responsibilities supporting the Sales organization and managing a $400MM expense base.  The VP Financial Planning and Analysis will play a key role in participating in financial and business discussions with the owners, business function leaders and executive leadership. The individual will provide process ownership and thought leadership to the areas of financial planning, forecasting, business analysis and business performance reporting. The position reports directly to the SVP, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of US Media.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for annual budget and long range planning presentations as well as quarterly operating review to Senior and Executive management

  • Responsible for forecasting and reporting quarterly results including P&L, free cash flow, headcount, business KPIs, variance analyses, and other analyses to drive business decisions

  • Partner with HR to develop, model, and execute sales incentive structure.

  • Work closely with Product Leadership and Operations to model revenue growth / investment initiatives.

  • Lead expense management programs by partnering with HR, Product Leadership, and sales teams.

  • Partner with key business leaders on tactical and strategic initiatives.

  • Manage process around recurring and ad-hoc analyses, reporting and business communication.

  • Strategic partner to US Media CFO and internal support to broader US Media Finance team to identify and implement best practices across the team.

  • Successfully manage, develop, and motivate FP&A team.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Finance/Accounting

  • 10+ years of financial management experience, prior experience in financial planning and analysis

  • Solid financial management skills including monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, forecasting, budgeting planning, and a commercial sense of business

  • Ability to synthesize data to build presentations to senior leadership  

  • Strong analytic, organizational and problem solving skills

  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated work style attention to detail and enjoy a dynamic environment with new challenges and changing work priorities

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Knowledge of SAP/Hyperion (HFM), GAAP & SOX Compliance



Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry's only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance.


Nielsen, an S&P 500 company (NYSE: NLSN), has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world's population.  Nielsen prides itself on being a place where employees can be themselves, make a difference, and grow their careers with the company.  It has been named one of the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” by DiversityInc for three years running and was selected as one of the “Top 35 Companies for Leaders who want Flexibility” by FlexJobs.  For more information visit www.nielsen.com.


Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.



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