The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services.
Our Client Solutions business offers a unique combination of research and content creation amplified by brand communications that reach the most influential audiences. Client Solutions works in partnership with many clients to create highly impactful programs by leveraging the expertise of its teams and amplification platforms across the Group. We believe strongly in the power and sophistication of our solutions and the significant value they create over and above other media companies.
Currently we are seeking a Vice President Finance (VP) to lead the Finance function for Client Solutions and Events reporting to the CFO of The Economist Group as well as the President of Client Solutions and the Managing Director, Events.
As a member of the senior management teams for Client Solutions and Events, the VP will have responsibility for the financial performance of the Client Solutions and Events businesses on a global basis, including its business units and functional areas, providing management information including monthly KPI’s and analysis to the business. The VP will lead the forecasting and budgeting processes and work closely with other Economist Group finance leaders to prepare monthly reports for inclusion in management reports.
Using your experience and commercial acumen you will challenge business assumptions in forecasting & planning and interpret financial analysis to enable our stakeholders to make key decisions and achieve targets and drive performance. This could involve pre and post analysis of business initiatives as well as leading the long range and annual financial planning process.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; will be a creative, commercially focused and analytical problem solver. They will be able to communicate complex financial information clearly to a non-financial audience. This is a unique opportunity to deliver significant value by developing and enhancing our planning capabilities. This role will offer high level global exposure and can be located either in the UK or US.
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