Senior Financial Analyst, Technology and Data Science

S&P Global
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Job Description

The Role: Senior Financial Analyst, Technology and Data Science

The Team: The S&P Global Market Intelligence Finance team provides information, insights, and decision support to internal business partners to optimize financial performance, improve decision making and drive growth of the Market Intelligence business. The team regularly interacts with other divisions and corporate to support enterprise initiative and has a global footprint with team members based in Charlottesville, New York, London, Dallas, Denver, Raleigh and Manila.

The Impact: This role will be a key member of the finance team supporting the S&P Global Market Intelligence Chief Technology Officer and the Technology and Data Science leadership team, working closely with them on company-wide investment initiatives and supporting the financial planning and analysis of the function.

What’s in it for you:. With strong leadership, attention to detail and good communication and influencing skills, you will support the execution of the management team’s key priorities and strategies. The global and dynamic nature of the S&P Global Market Intelligence business and the Technology and Finance functions allow ample development opportunities to learn and grow within the role and the enterprise Finance organization.


  • Assist with providing effective finance decision support to the S&P Global Market Intelligence Technology and Data Science senior leadership team
  • Support the monthly close process for the S&P Global Market Intelligence Technology and Data Science function
  • Analyze monthly compensation and non-compensation expense, headcount, and other critical performance measures; research drivers of performance and provide variance commentary of actuals versus budget, prior estimate and prior year.
  • Prepare and provide monthly reporting packages to business partners to improve transparency and understanding of drivers of financial performance
  • Develop monthly forecasts and annual operating budgets for P&L lines including, but not limited to: compensation, T&E, training, outside services, software licensing, cloud services and deferred project costs
  • Track and report on revenue and cost synergy initiative progress and develop forward looking expectations of synergy initiative impacts
  • Support the alignment of the S&P Global Market Intelligence Technology expense base to the new S&P Global Market Intelligence operating model
  • Assist with preparation and review financial models, investment funding requests and business cases to support business priority execution.
  • Drive continuous process improvement with the goal of increasing efficiency and optimizing the distribution of work through automation, leveraging of centers of excellence and other solutions.
  • Work independently and as a fully contributing member of a multi-locational team with challenging, often conflicting deadlines.
  • Assist with preparation of materials for the Quarterly Financial Review, Quarterly Business Review and Board of Director deliverables as required.
  • Perform ad-hoc requests and special projects as assigned.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Math or related field. MBA and/or CPA with strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP is preferred.
  • 5+ years’ work experience in Financial Analysis, Operations, and/or Accounting in a large, complex organization. Prior FinTech experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to tailor messaging to the intended audience and communicate complex concepts effectively
  • Demonstrated investigative research and analytical capabilities necessary to provide the leadership team with the accurate and insightful interpretation of financial information
  • Experience in dashboard design (e.g. Power BI or Tableau) and ability to provide focused, thoughtful visual display of quantitative information
  • Highly proficient skills in MS Excel (Pivot tables, V-Lookups, IF functions, etc.) and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency with Oracle Financials or other similar financial systems. Anaplan and Oracle Smartview strongly preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and meet tight deadlines.

Company Info.

S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw–Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, and S&P Global Platts, CRISIL, and is the majority owner of the S&P Dow Jones Indices joint venture.

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