Role details

Global Finance Manager

New York   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Exciting opportunity with International Media/Publishing Company
  • Seeking a Global Finance Manager to serve as #2 person to Director

About Our Client

One of the world's most famous Publishing companies is seeking a Global Finance Manager to sit in New York City office.

Job Description

Month end Accounting

    • Management of the month end accounting processes for both the Americas and EMEA regions, including revenue recognition, direct costs, marketing costs and overheads including accruals and prepayments.
    • Ensuring all journal entries during the monthly close are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
    • Produce monthly variance reports with explanations for business managers against budget, forecast and prior year.
  • Working with the business owner to produce accurate monthly forecasts for both businesses, including revenue forecast and KPIs.
  • Responsible for reviewing commission calculations and ensuring these are accurate, approved and comply with group policies.
  • Review the monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.

  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses and financial modeling to support business decisions and provide insight to stakeholders.

Forecasting, Planning and Analysis

  • Responsible for partnering with business managers in the regions to produce clear forecasts covering, revenues, direct costs, overheads, headcount and KPIs.
  • Develop a monthly forecasting results pack analyzing major movements, key forward looking KPIs, sales tracking and pipeline data via SalesForce, and headcount data.
  • Consolidate and manage the monthly forecast tracker meetings process for both Events and Content Solutions.
  • Develop and present a deeper understanding of trends within the marketplace across other events and content providers to track performance against competitors.
  • Analyze and provide industry and geographical specific data analysis to help guide sales and marketing teams.
  • Track and analyze large integrated deals across the Group
  • Produce and update the Monthly Review templates, dashboards and reports for global events and content solutions including, direct cost tracking, P&L by event and resource planning, revenue flash reports, revenue and contribution analysis and delegate revenue tracking.
  • Other Ad hoc analysis.

The Successful Applicant

Ideal Global Finance Manager candidate will have:

Education and training

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or Business Administration preferred.
  • CIMA or CPA or MBA.

Previous work experience

  • At least 5 years corporate experience interacting with senior finance executives, ideally gained in a complex and fast-changing multi-media environment.
  • Experience in publishing or media, especially in the digital domain a plus.
  • Experience in managing a small team


  • Solid financial and business analysis knowledge
  • Experience working with diversified teams across multiple locations.
  • Keen understanding of performance metrics, KPIs, and variance analysis in similar businesses.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and policies.


  • Experience with PeopleSoft or similar ERP and reporting systems
  • Advanced user in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge and use of SalesForce within a finance environment, a key plus.

Personal attributes and skills

  • Strong emphasis on detail, quality and accuracy.
  • Prepared to take ownership of their responsibilities and take on more responsibility over time.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic with a commitment to succeed.
  • Ability to influence and push back where necessary with senior business colleagues.
  • Continuously find ways to improve and grow.
  • Creative thinker, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines.

What's on Offer

Commensurate with experience.

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