Regional Senior Financial Analyst

Company:
Dow Jones & Co. Inc
Location:
Hong Kong, CH
Job Type:
Full Time
Category:
Investment Banking
Posted:
8/4/2013

Job Description

When you join Dow Jones, you become part of one of the most dynamic, creative and savvy news and information companies in the world. As a global leader in news and business intelligence, we’re newswires, websites, newspapers, apps, newsletters, databases, magazines, radio and television--including some of the widest-read and most-respected brands, like Factiva, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and SmartMoney. Our media inform the discussions and decisions that are vital to the world’s commerce, while our databases make the business world more transparent. We continually develop technology to transform information into insight and insight into prosperity. We enlighten and inspire audiences with authoritative, differentiated and trusted content.
We are now seeking a high caliber candidate to fill the following vacancy in Hong Kong.
Regional Senior Finance Analyst
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for financial planning (budgeting, forecasting etc.) and analyses on Advertising Revenues and Operation (Production & Distribution) Costs. This includes scenario modeling.
  • Prepare and present monthly variance analyses, weekly advertising booking reports, ad hoc reports, and provide insightful recommendations for the business lines.
  • Work closely with the business heads on monthly forecasts, market trends, monitoring and evaluating business performance.
  • Co-ordinate with counterparts in head office and seek synergy opportunities with the US Financial Planning and Analysis team on reporting and modeling.
  • Review month-end results and work closely with the Financial Accounting team to improve efficiencies in monthly process /resolve any booking issues.
  • Develop model for monthly / quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting, linking up with Circulation on volume assumptions. Provide financial modeling and commercial support to the Operations team on contract bidding process in choosing the best suppliers in the region.
  • Build up Advertising Forecasting model and gain understanding with the US Financial Planning and Analysis team on Advertising Pacing Model.
Requirements:
  • Degree holder in Accounting/Finance or Business Administration, and member of an international accounting association.
  • 3 years’ experience in multi-national companies preferred, with at least 2 years hands-on working experience in Financial Planning & Analysis.
  • Experience in media or subscription business preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with colleagues from different seniority levels.
  • Good presentation skills, strong analytical mind and problem solving techniques.
  • PeopleSoft and TM1 knowledge and experiences strongly preferred.
  • Fluent English required, Cantonese/Mandarin an advantage.
  • Excellent skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Dow Jones offers an opportunity to work for one of the world's leading financial and business news companies. We invite interested candidates to submit in confidence a cover letter and detailed resume stating your qualifications, contact details and current and expected via:
https://newscorp.taleo.net/careersection/djexternal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=100011509
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Company Description


Dow Jones & Company, Inc. is a global provider of business and financial news and information. The Company’s operations are divided into three operating segments: print publishing, electronic publishing, and general-interest community newspapers. The print publishing segment contains the operations of The Wall Street Journal and its international editions, Barron’s and other periodicals, as well as U.S. television operations. Electronic publishing includes the operations of Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Indexes, and WSJ.com among others. Community newspapers published by Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, include 19 general-interest dailies in 11 states.
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