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RELX Group Financial Decision Support Manager in Dayton, Ohio

Financial Decision Support Manager

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Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States

Financial Decision Support Manager

This role provides stewardship and expertise for all financial aspects of performance across the business unit. The role will be responsible for advising and influencing key management decisions through insight and recommending actions. Provide constructive challenge and scenarios for financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and interpreting and explaining the drivers for business performance and scenarios on potential outcomes. Support investments in technology, acquisitions or product rollouts from development of business cases, through the acquisition lifecycle to reviewing financial performance and outcomes. The position reports directly to the Senior Director/Director and has frequent interactions with LexisNexis business partners and liaises with the Global Reporting, Planning and Analysis (RPA) Finance teams to provide financial support and improve business performance.

Accountabilities:

  • Management reporting: Provide timely, sound and actionable financial recommendations from insights on scenarios of future performance. Interpret, explain and drive financial performance using additional business insight and local knowledge to develop commentaries.

  • Strategic and tactical Planning, budgeting and forecasting - Plan, Budget, RF1/2/3: Advise on key business planning assumptions, trade-offs and opportunities based on "what if" scenarios. Provide enhanced insight on revenue and cost drivers based on understanding of competitor activities and local business knowledge. Provide clearly constructed recommendations for actions. Finalize the messaging and content for the budget presentation material.

  • Product pricing, sales and bids: Identify areas of financial performance that merit analytical investigation and request support through the demand management framework. Provide review and challenge on product rollouts, renewals or pricing.

  • Investment: Identify areas of financial performance that merit analytical investigation and request support through the demand management framework. Provide support, review and challenge on investments in technology, acquisitions or product rollouts from development of business cases, through the acquisition lifecycle to reviewing financial performance and outcomes.

  • Internal control: Provide insight for the annual audits with support of RPA. Follow internal controls and procedures to comply data integrity and consistency.

  • Relations network (internal / external): Develop excellent relations and maintain regular contact with Business Unit CFO, Senior Director/Director, Business Partners and RPA.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in a financial role (essential) and a deep understanding of P & L metrics and drivers working in a global organisation.

  • Financial Degree or Diploma, MBA or advanced business degree. Excellent knowledge of financial and management accounting, process and systems.

  • Experience of achieving results in an international environment, with appreciation of differences in culture and legal frameworks.

  • Experience of delivering a service through a period of significant change.

  • Knowledge and application of financial technical accounting standards and management accounting techniques.

  • Robust knowledge and application of financial processes, metrics, drivers and dynamics for area of accountability.

  • System knowledge: Excel (advanced level), PowerPoint (intermediate) Hyperion, PeopleSoft (or equivalent systems).

  • Languages: strong English skills (spoken and written)/local languages where this is the common business language.

  • Ideally will have experience in LexisNexis /Industry comparator.

LexisNexis Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis- and Nexis- services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of RELX Group plc, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide. LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, 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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