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Finance Manager: CI&I Ops Tech - Africa & Middle East

Date: Jun 20, 2019

Location: Sharjah, SH, AE

Company: Nielsen

Finance Manager: CI&I Ops Tech - Africa & Middle East - 33518

Finance and Corporate Development - Utd.Arab.Emir. Sharjah, Sharjah 

Responsible for managing the CI&I Ops tech expense process across 21 countries in AME.


The Role


Management reporting, variance analysis and month end close

  • Support weekly forecasting submissions: identify and highlight business risks and opportunities with major focus on expenses
  • Own monthly financial reporting to senior management and functional leaders
  • Coordinate month-end close activities including analysis of variances versus OP and forecast and journal entry preparation for accruals

Strategy and partnership

  • Attend weekly/monthly operational meetings with business partners to understand business environment and cost drivers
  • Identify opportunities and actively engage in driving process improvements
  • Help on ad hoc analysis for finance and operational leadership teams
  • Assist with preparation of key pitches for senior management
  • Assist in coordinating key planning cycles and key estimates
  • Support Pipeline, Programs, and Productivity initiatives, tracking/modeling adjustments to forecast

Finance evolution

  • Work closely with finance & operations to drive efficiency and simplification
  • Ensure proper controls, procedures, and policies are followed and communicated.
  • Process improvement & standardization across markets in AME


Qualifications & Requirements


  • B.A. in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • Qualified Accountant (CA, ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc.)
  • Minimum of  3 years’ experience with a matrix organization structure
  • Solid finance and accounting skills
  • Strong work ethic with attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and analytic skills
  • A desire to learn about the broader media industry and enjoy a dynamic environment with new challenges and changing work priorities
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in a fast-paced and fluid environment

About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) 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, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Sharjah,Sharjah 

Secondary Locations: , , , 

Travel:  Yes, 25% of the Time 




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