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RELX Group Sr Financial Analyst in Dayton, Ohio

Sr Financial Analyst


Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States

Sr. Financial Analyst-Decision Support

A proactive business partner, responsible for providing financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and reporting for effective business decision support. This role has to be responsive to change, proactively anticipating data, insights and analytics to help the business to make the right data driven decisions. The position reports directly to the Finance Manager, LexisNexis Nexis Solutions, will work closely with the Nexis Solutions Management team and will receive support from the GRPA (Global Reporting, Planning and Analysis) team.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Management reporting: Provide timely, sound and actionable financial analysis of current results for US business unit and deliver insights on impacts to future performance. Prepare and analyse schedules, reports or journal entries. Review monthly sales metrics and revenue reports with insight into trends and variances. Identify areas of cost opportunities and/or concern, focusing on trends and variance analyses.

  • Strategic and tactical planning, budgeting and forecasting: Forecast revenue and costs for US business unit on a quarterly basis. Develop revenue, direct cost and labour driver assumptions.

  • Provide financial insight at review meetings to drive actions and foster a no surprises culture. Provide the financials for the strategic plan. Provide constructive challenge to Sales forecasts.

  • Business Partnering: Support the VP of Sales in understanding cost trends and variance analysis.

  • Operational Effectiveness: Ownership of critical processes across the group (driving best practices, continuous improvement, standardization, training, etc. Support all areas of the business to optimize costs. Perform and lead special projects and critical analysis as assigned.

  • Investment: Identify areas of financial performance that merit analytical investigation and help the business drive investment decisions, including the use of specific milestones. Provide support, review and challenge on investments in technology, product, geographic expansion via development of business cases and then reviewing financial performance and outcomes.

  • Internal control: Provide strong stewardship and governance of the US business unit.

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

  • Understand complex and underlying data relationships. Pull ideas, issues, and observations into a clear and concise presentation. Organize information to make it clearer and integrate small pieces of data into a structure that pulls them together. Make appropriate recommendations to multiple levels of management.

  • In depth understanding of financial/accounting systems and software. Understand the roles and relationship of organizational units and processes. May design necessary systems & process improvements.


  • Degree holder

  • 5+ years of substantial diverse financial analysis and accounting

  • MBA or accountancy qualification preferred, i.e. CMA, CFA or CPA.

  • Individuals without a degree should demonstrate equivalent abilities and skill sets.

  • System knowledge: Excel (advanced level), PowerPoint (intermediate) Hyperion and PeopleSoft.

  • Advanced personal computer skills including spreadsheets, query and database management programs

  • Competencies - personal drive, interpersonal skills, commercial awareness, drives change and continuous improvement, results oriented

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