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Finance Manager (Business Controller)

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Finance & Accounting
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Elsevier
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FIN000L2 Requisition #

 

Who are we?

 

“Lead the way in advancing science, technology and health.”

 

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.


Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy.

Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. 

 

As a Finance Manager (Business Controller), you will;

 

  • Be responsible for providing financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and reporting for effective business decision support (BDS)

  • Be required to provide financial expertise and analytical insights with Business Unit management, with the aim of optimizing revenue performance and minimizing costs in an efficient and effective means, while maintaining a strong level of internal controls. This role must be responsive to change, proactively anticipating data, insights and analytics to help the business make the right data driven decisions

  • Report directly to the Finance Manager, working closely with the BU Management team and receiving support from the global finance Centre of Expertise Sales/Revenue & Costs

  

Key responsibilities include;

  • Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

    • Advise the business on shaping the BU strategic direction (3 year plans, Budgets, LV's).

    • Drive value creation through providing clearly constructed recommendations for action

    • Use forecasting tools to develop scenario analysis

    • Provide financial insight at review meetings to drive actions and foster a no surprises culture

    • Provide & own the financials underpinning the forecasts & strategic plan

    • Provide constructive challenge to forecasts

    • Own forecast commentaries that provide insight to the business

  • Management Reporting

    • Balance stakeholder needs to deliver high quality information at the right time in the right way and right the first time

    • Monthly performance analysis on responsibility area on global revenue streams & costs and report to BU with commentary and insight on trends and variances

    • Support management by providing finance insights and identifying revenue business drivers for the (monthly) operational and business performance metrics (incl. LV's)

    • Prepare and provide meaningful insights in developments including insights on attrition, upsell, new sales

 

  • Business Partnership

    • Balance stakeholder needs to deliver high quality information at the right time in the right way and right the first time

    • Monthly performance analysis on responsibility area on global revenue streams & costs, trends and report to BU with commentary and insight on trends and variances

    • Support management by providing financial insights and identifying revenue business drivers for the (monthly) operational and business performance metrics (incl. LV's)

    • Prepare and provide meaningful insights in developments and financial drivers; including insights on attrition, upsell, new sales

    • Be a key point of contact for ad-hoc analysis and reporting requirements from the defined business area. Partner effectively with Clinical Solutions management and proactively support finance related requests; collaborate with stakeholders to ensure effective and timely management reporting in line with the financial and strategic calendar

    • Analyze and challenge business performance based on the financial data. Provide insight to support recommendations for improvement or change

 

  • System Expertise

    • Demonstrate high level of expertise in reporting from the Elsevier financial reporting systems (Hyperion, Oracle, HFM) and associated financial reporting tools.   Working largely independently, assist with maintaining and developing the standard suite of financial reports.  

  • Projects

    • Participate and support ad-hoc analysis and reporting requirements for specific business initiatives that may arise from time to time.

 

To be successful, you’ll bring with you;

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related area. MBA or advanced business degree helpful.

Minimum 5-7 years relevant experience in an accounting and/or controller role, preferably within a large and complex international organization

Experience in financial control and financial/management reporting

Business skills: ability to contribute to overall business strategy and to support management team to achieve strategic goals

System knowledge: Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Hyperion, Oracle, CRM

Flexible and willing to travel as and when required (potentially up to 10%)

 

 

Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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