Financial Analyst, FP&A

  • 35 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

The Financial Analyst, FP&A supports forecasting and financial analysis for Leo Burnett Group and related business units within Publicis Groupe Creative.  Reports to Associate Manager, FP&A. 


Forecasting and Budgeting

·       Support business unit Finance Directors in creating regular financial forecasts in line with Publicis Groupe schedule

·       Analyze monthly and annual financial results, providing commentary on variances to forecast

·       Ensure accuracy of information in Groupe financial software (Hyperion Financial Mgmt – HFM & Anaplan)

·       Develop expertise in financial software to regularly update data and distribute financial reports

·       Share information to support strategic planning across Finance and other departments

General & Administraive (G&A) costs

·       Provides monthly reporting of G&A costs to budget holders across different departments.

·       Works across agency to get costs coded to proper account and budget.

·       Analyze actual costs to budget and understand variances and key drivers.

Management Reporting

·       Supports Finance and Executive leadership by compiling and analyzing data to create business insights

·       Assists with presentations (charts, graphs, etc) of financial information to agency leadership

·       Creates reports to highlight trends and evaluate business performance against expectations and historical data

Ad hoc Analysis

·       Supports agency leadership by providing data and analysis to solve business problems. 

·       Extract and summarize data from Groupe financial software to assist leadership team



·       Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting

·       Relevant internship experience and/or 1+ years of work experience considered

·       Strong technical skills, especially Microsoft Excel (Vlookups, Pivot Tables, etc.)

·       Ability to be physical present in Chicago office once safely re-opened at a future date

·       Effective communication skills

·       Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment 

·       Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills

·       Comfortable digging through large volumes of reporting for key operational findings

·       Ability to work with confidential information professionally and discretly

·       Ability to maintain and grow positive stakeholder relationships

·       Self-motivation to work independently 

·       Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment

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