Finance Director

Company: Emerald Job Category: Executive Employment Type: Hybrid Job Location: New York NY , US Apply Now

Emerald, a leader in building dynamic market platforms that integrate live events and media, seeks a Group Finance Director. The Group Finance Director will be involved in all aspects of the Emerald strategic financial planning and analysis function with a focus on operational and analytical reporting, budget and rolling forecast cycles, monthly financial accounting, and various planning and analytical initiatives.

As a key member of the FP&A team, the Finance Director will be the primary finance partner for one or more Portfolio business lines and will partner with EVPs, Show Directors, and their teams. In addition, this position will also have the opportunity to manage centralized functions that impact all Portfolio businesses. The Finance Director 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.

To best support a large portfolio of brands at Emerald, our team is looking for a leader who can effectively own their assigned Portfolio and departments with a confident, proactive, 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.

This position is based in our NYC office on a hybrid schedule.


Partner with executive leadership of a given Portfolio or centralized function, to provide ongoing visibility and decision making support

Drive cost efficiencies and strong cost management at the brand and show level

Proactively identify and promote best practices from brand teams through analytics and KPIs

Lead functional teams in accurately budgeting and forecasting the latest expectations for each business line

Develop and improve financial forecast models on a consistent basis

Thoroughly analyze budget and forecast submissions and provide multiple variance analyses to the show teams and the corporate consolidation teams

Lead the month end close process/accruals working closing with various departments

Consolidate actual performance results and prepare variance analysis to the corporate and executive teams

Liaise with the Accounting organization to ensure accurate financial results are recorded

Prepare exec presentations to communicate performance to leadership teams and convey changes in business drivers

Partner with corporate team to develop analyses for Board presentations and reporting

Constantly improve reporting packages to provide visibility and insights for the teams

Lead financial analyses of target M&A transactions and integrations relating to your area

Special projects as assigned



BS/BA in Finance/Accounting; MBA is a plus

At least 10 years of experience in corporate finance with demonstrated financial modeling, reporting, and analytical experience in a corporate environment, with at least 5 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’s talented and experienced teams grow our customers’ businesses 365 days a year with products that create connections, deliver content, and drive commerce. We produce over 140 annual events, create and deliver content through print and digital channels, and power commerce through our seamlessly integrated in-person and digital platforms and channels. For more information, please visit

At Emerald, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive community. We actively recruit and champion candidates who bring new perspectives from varied professional backgrounds and experiences, and we are intentional about ensuring a positive hiring experience for everyone. Our job postings don’t contain experience inflation, and most don’t require college degrees. Instead, they’re crafted to focus on outcomes and transferable experiences that are assessed in a structured interview process carried out by trained hiring teams.


Target Compensation: $175,000-190,000 (bonus eligible)

Please note that this range reflects a reasonable estimate of the target compensation for this position. This range may ultimately vary based on a candidate’s qualifications and may be higher where required by applicable law.

We offer a competitive benefits package designed to strengthen our employees’ physical and mental health, including unlimited vacation for exempt employees, flexible working locations, 401(k) plan with a company match, medical/dental/vision coverage with inclusive provisions including transgender services and fertility benefits, parental and caregiver leave, dependent, commuter and FSA benefits, professional development programs like Toastmasters, and mental wellness tools such as weekly guided meditation programs.

If you need accommodation in our application process or have questions about our posted salary range, please email our Talent Acquisition team at

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