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Symphony Marketing Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd Bangalore

Posted on 17 July 2008

FP&A - Financial Analyst + Invoicing

Associate Manager

Bangalore, India

Reporting Relationships
The Financial Analyst will report to the Senior Manager – Finance or his nominee

This is an individual contributor role and will not involve team management initially but will have the opportunity to mentor a team of finance professionals.


The Financial Analyst reports to the Senior Manager – Finance or his nominee of corporate FP&A (financial, planning & analysis).

This position will be responsible for effectively capturing, tracking and reporting financial data; and for independently organizing, analyzing and presenting data related to Global IRI operations.

This position requires knowledge of financial analysis concepts, budgeting and forecasting.

While many of the activities are routine in nature, the focal point of the position will center around the preparation and automation of financial reports out of the FP&A group utilizing tools such as Oracle Financials, Siebel, Oracle Discoverer, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Key Responsibilities:

• Leads the effort in preparing monthly/quarterly financial management reports and KPIs comparing financial results versus plan.

• Following monthly closes, liaises with business analysts to produce main deviations from plan and support risk and opportunity analysis.

• Leads the effort in preparing weekly pipeline report and revenue opportunities.

• Provides periodic and ad hoc analysis on the performance of the Company

• Assists in the development, testing and deployment of automated processes.

• Performs system maintenance on current revenue financial systems

• Ensures consistent financial discipline is applied and articulated with respect to all business decisions

• Also Raising Invoices for client called IRI

The Candidate

This position requires significant breadth of competencies including financial analysis, systems and project management and leadership skills.

• Highly autonomous individual able to be self-directed in developing and leading projects

• Must be highly adaptable to change, including the ability to thrive in an environment where priorities can change quickly

• Excellent written and oral communication (including presentation) skills

• Demonstrated strong organizational, project management, leadership and planning skills


• Minimum of 4 years of Finance experience and a minimum of 2 years in financial systems maintenance and / or implementation environment.

• Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent CPA and / or MBA preferred.

• Exceptional analytic and problem solving skills.

• Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline – driven environment. Very time-line oriented.

• Advanced Excel modeling skills and experience, including Visual Basic.

Personal Characteristics

Personally, the successful candidate must be bright, subject-knowledgeable, and administratively sound.

Absolute attention to detail is a must. In addition, the ideal candidate will be a professional capable of functioning with confidence and credibility at every level and across the organization.

Culturally, the successful candidate will be direct, but a team player. To be successful, the individual must also be an aggressive self-starter, and a solid communicator with the ability to assume increasing responsibilities within the organization.

• Excellent business and analytical skills with a high degree of intelligence.

• Superior technical financial skills, balanced with sound business judgment.

• Proven interpersonal skills with a collegial, team-oriented style. An assertive individual with the capability to lead and direct projects with little guidance.

• The maturity, judgment, confidence, and presence needed to establish rapport and credibility with management and customers.

• A strong, strategic orientation that has been utilized effectively in a growing enterprise.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Integrity and strong business ethics.

About The Company

Symphony Marketing Solutions India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore

(Earlier known as Symphony Services) We are no longer known as Symphony Services as Symphony Services is a totally different Entity focusing only on the IT Business whereas Symphony Marketing Solutions is new and different company Focusing only on the high KPO segment catering to Analytics and Market Research Business.

Symphony Marketing Solutions India Pvt. Ltd, based out of Bangalore is part of USA based company;

Symphony Technology Group.

Symphony Marketing Solutions’ client-partners include: global provides of Information, International Data Services, Top Retailers, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies, Financial Institutions, Telecom companies etc.

Symphony Marketing Solutions (SMS) marks its active presence in markets where 80 percent of the world’s Market Research dollars ($$$) are Invested. SMS covers over 20 countries including operations in USA, Europe, Latin America and others through its esteem clients like Information Resources Inc., (IRI) and many others.

Symphony Marketing Solutions is a technology enabled Marketing & Analytical Services firm, which uses a
global capability model to deliver full scale Transformational Outsourcing focused on: Market Analytics,
Business Intelligence, Data Modeling, Data Integration, Data Management and Data Reporting Services.

Symphony Marketing Solutions is into Market Research Analytics catering to various mainstream
Market Analytics and Marketing Strategy. . We are a key player in the KPO Segment.

About Client:

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) is the leading global provider of enterprise market information solutions for the CPG, Retail, and Healthcare industries. IRI is the first company to leverage the power of real-time market information, advanced analytic insights, and enterprise performance management technology to improve the profitability and operational effectiveness of the world’s leading CPG, Retail, and Healthcare companies. The Company uniquely provides a total view of the market, enabling maximum business performance throughout the enterprise. IRI's solutions make the consumer-driven, real-time enterprise possible. More information is available at www.infores.com

Our Address
Symphony Marketing Solutions
“Block “B” Salarpuria Soft Zone,
Bellandur Village, Varthur Hobli,
Bangalore – 560 087.
Landline: 080 - 30252000
Landmark : Beyond Accenture, AOL and Capgemini or beyond Eco Space. Opposite AKME Apartments.
Contact Person- Mr Adarsh Sharma
Mobile: 98804 72640
e-mail: Adarsh.sharma@symphonyms.com


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