Financial Analyst


This role performs financial activities and processes for Thomson Reuters within BOS and partners with our Finance and Business partners across the world to leverage systems and resources to promote a seamless experience. The individual in this role provides financial support and makes recommendations for improving financial activities, processes, and the collection, consolidation, and reporting of financial-performance information.

Primary Areas of Accountability:

Calculate and audit royalty payments; focusing on contract review, royalty calculation and payment and all reporting requirements for royalty bearing products

Provide leadership to team members, create critical functionality for the Royalty System; ensure Royalty System controls and identify overall process improvements

Support general ledger transactions for strategic business unit (SBU)

Conduct moderate to complex financial analysis and identify key trends related to month-end close and payments

Build and maintain strong relationships with business and accounting operations contacts.

Demonstrate appropriate application of GAAP, IFRS, Sarbanes-Oxley and regulatory compliance knowledge and policies: ensure that practices meet regulatory requirements and assist in the documentation respective to the accounting group

Share knowledge and leverage resources across the Finance organization to promote a seamless customer experience

Integration of businesses and functions within BOS to optimize resources and streamline processes

Participate in project work and provide key status updates and track project progress

Work with a global team to ensure the successful migration of royalty payments to new system

General Areas of Accountability:

Provide reliable, value-based information on a timely basis to internal and external customers

Meet data requests of key decision makers, planners, and/or external customers in a timely manner by utilizing relevant existing financial information and the appropriate analysis tools

Assemble and/or consolidate accurate and meaningful information on which short-term and long-term strategies may be based and/or evaluated

Generate ad hoc reports to provide internal and/or external customers with accurate, up-to-date information concerning special projects or issues

Assist other financial and non-financial personnel with special requests for information

Compile monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and metrics in a timely manner to ensure the availability of information for management review

Conduct research to support recommendations by management in such areas as financial planning, forecasting, budgeting and quarterly estimation

Collect and consolidate financial performance information for analysis and dissemination to key decision makers

Review submitted financial information regularly to monitor for questionable variances

Requirements/Education and Previous Work Experience Requirements:

Four- year degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business required

Five to nine years progressive finance or accounting experience

2 years experience with SAP

Experience in integrated financial systems preferred

Microsoft Access database, forms, and reports creation

Multi-currency transaction experience desired

Knowledge and Skills Inventory:

Demonstrates the ability to perform Staff Accountant II/Financial Analyst II level technical skills

Must have strong MS Excel skills

Effective written, verbal and interpersonal skills

Strong English written and oral proficiency

Portuguese Language Fluency a plus.

Able to effectively communicate with Senior Managers in and outside of Finance

Knowledge of SAP, DW, Business Objects

Ability to successfully meet project and schedule deadlines

Working knowledge of GAAP and IFRS

Analytical skills in finance and accounting; strong detail orientation

Strong MS Access skills

Business Objects experience a plus

Proficiency in PC computer applications including Word, PowerPoint

Ability to manage multiple priorities with competing demands for time and resources

Strong collaborator in a team environment; ability to effectively transfer knowledge to build team bench strength

Risk tolerance and the use of safe-risk taking is preferred

Ability to travel as required by the business on both domestic and international trips; estimated to be less than 5%

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