North America / United States / IL / Chicago

Finance & Corporate Development

#: 76922-en_US / 76922



Senior Finance Manager – 76922

Finance and Corporate Development – USA Chicago, Illinois 


NCSolutions (NCS) is a Nielsen Global Media Company.


NCS empowers the Consumer Packaged Goods ecosystem to create and deliver more effective advertising with purchase-based audiences and sales measurement solutions. As a joint venture, we harness the unrivaled data resources of our parent companies, including the rights to the TV and digital currency data. Leveraging these assets coupled with scientific rigor and leading edge technology, we help our clients continuously improve advertising performance, everywhere their ad appears.  


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Title: Senior Finance Manager
Reports to: SVP Finance 
Location:  IL, OH, NY, FL
Manages: One report, senior financial analyst
Travel: Up to 5%

The Senior Finance Manager is responsible for forecasting, planning, and partnering with the business to provide timely reporting and analysis to enable informed decision making in a fast-paced environment.


  • Forecasting revenue, expenses, EBITDA and cash flow
  • Managing and coordinating the annual operating plan process
  • Preparing P&L reporting and analysis of results to share with key internal business partners, parent company stakeholders and the board of directors for the joint venture
  • Identifying and proactively sharing key drivers impacting the financial results and forecast with functional leaders
  • Creating and refining processes to analyze the impact of client pricing and vendor deal structure on product profitability 
  • Managing and continuing to develop the senior financial analyst
  • Partnering with NCS Controllership to ensure appropriate controls, policies and systems are in place
  • Collaborating with the finance team to continuously improve tools, reporting and processes
  • Proactive communication and planning on status of key deliverables, issues and processes
  • Ad hoc analysis and cross-functional representation on business initiatives 



  • 5-7 years of experience in FP&A
  • +1 year of experience as a people manager
  • Knowledge and experience with financial software and systems (SAP, Salesforce, and Financialforce preferred)



  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google suite
  • Understanding and knowledge of accounting principles, practices and standards
  • Excellent Communicator: Ability to process data to share the right message at the right time for the audience
  • Planning & Prioritization: Ability to plan and prioritize work to effectively manage time and meet deadlines even as changes occur
  • Ownership: Responsibility for and pride in one’s performance and its impact on the company and team’s success 
  • Growth mindset: Open and eager to learn and further develop as an individual and as part of a team



As the arbiter of truth, Nielsen Global Media fuels the media industry with unbiased, reliable data about what people watch and listen to. To discover what’s true, we measure across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are armed with the truth, they have a deeper understanding of their audiences and can accelerate growth. 

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Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Chicago,Illinois 

Secondary Locations: NY – New York City, OH – Cincinnati, FL – Tampa – Oldsmar, 

Travel:  Yes, 5% of the Time