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Finance Manager

Company: Emerald
Location: New York
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

Emerald is seeking a Finance Manager to support our Financial Planning & Analysis team. As a key member of the FP&A team, the Finance Manager will be the primary finance partner for one or more Portfolio business lines and will partner with EVPs, show directors and their teams.  The Finance Manager will be tasked with providing financial insights to aid in driving growth for the overall portfolio and the individual show teams.  They will provide accurate and timely analysis of financial results and lead the process to best reflect the future expectations for the Portfolio team both to corporate and the brand leadership teams.


The Finance Manager will be involved in all aspects of the Emerald financial planning and analysis function with focus on operational and analytical reporting, budget and rolling forecast cycles, financial consolidation, and various planning and analytical initiatives.


To best support a large portfolio of brands at Emerald, our team needs someone proactive who can effectively own their assigned Portfolio with a confident, inquisitive mindset and engage in meaningful strategic conversations with senior and executive-level leaders. The best candidates will have the ability juggle competing priorities effectively, investigate anomalies to resolution with a strong dedication to accuracy and attention to detail, and enjoy the challenge of working in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly collaborative organization. As a true business partner, this position offers the opportunity to contribute directly to the success of the business units it supports and offers growth and advancement opportunities for those seeking a long-term impact.

  • Manage month end close process/accruals working closing with various departments
  • Liaise with the Accounting organization to ensure accurate financial results are recorded
  • Drive cost efficiencies and strong cost management at the brand and show level
  • Consolidate actual performance results and prepare variance analysis to the corporate and executive teams
  • Highlight best practices in analytics and KPIs
  • Partner with Show teams on sales pacing performance
  • Provide guidance to the show teams to accurately budget and forecast the latest expectations for each business line
  • Thoroughly analyze budget and forecast submissions and provide multiple variance analyses to the show teams and the corporate consolidation teams
  • Partner with the show teams to improve financial models on a consistent basis
  • Prepare budget presentations to communicate performance to executive teams and convey changes in business drivers
  • Partner with corporate team to develop analyses for Board presentations and reporting
  • Develop standard Portfolio reporting packages to align variance analysis for the teams
  • Support M&A transactions and integrations
  • Special projects as assigned

  • BS/BA in Finance/Accounting; MBA is a plus
  • 5-10 years of experience in corporate finance with demonstrated financial modeling, reporting, and analytical experience in a corporate environment, with at least 2-3 years in planning and analysis role
  • Exposure to data mining and working with large and complex data sets
  • M&A experience a plus
  • Expert level in Excel required
  • Hyperion Planning experience a major plus
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Epicor, JDE)


Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, please visit


To support Emerald’s commitment to provide a healthy and safe work environment we require all of our team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In accordance with law, accommodations may be available in specific circumstances, including religious beliefs and medical conditions. We utilize CLEAR as our verification partner.

Keywords: Emerald, New York , Finance Manager, Other , New York, New York

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