Commercial Finance Manager - Platts
McGraw Hill Financial - Houston, TX

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This position will be responsible for driving the development of all facets of reporting supporting the Platts oil sector. This includes financial, customer usage, account planning and pricing.

This position will partner with Finance, Sales and IT to build essential information which the management of the oil sector needs to effectively run the business.

This individual could be based in either Houston or London.


Develop and implement the vision for pricing of our current and future products

Develop and implement controls to be able to better assess new contracts for appropriate pricing structures

Assists sector management as needed on confidential projects or in preparation of confidential reports

Provide support on current commercial deal proposals

Partner with the Ewindow team and editorial to develop and analyze reporting around benchmark and MOC health

Financial Reporting

Oversee the development and presentation of the appropriate management PNL

Oversee the annual budgeting process for the oil sector

Partner with Finance to drive the development of regional/global business results

Analyze trends in weekly pricing/volume data

Account Plans

Partner with Sales / CDMs to develop and communicate account plans for key clients

Global Commodities:
Customer Usage Data

Drive the global vision, objectives, strategies, and business goals for the development of customer usage patterns for the purpose of enhancing current products and developing new products.

Develop useful information to support more informed decisions by the business

Drive usage of customer usage data throughout oil product management.


Experience building reporting to support business decisions

At least 8-10

years of experience in accounting, financial planning, cost accounting, and controls a must. This background must also include a strong background in business modeling.

Bachelors required, CPAS, MBA or higher degree preferred.

Excellent analytical and quantitative skills

Excellent problem solving skills.

Ability to effectively lead work teams.


Regular full-time employees of McGraw Hill Financial routinely receive the following benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Flexible spending accounts with company contribution

401K with company matching, long-term and annual incentives, stock purchase program

Many work/life benefits such as low-cost emergency child- and elder-care, parental leave for birth or adoption, flexible work arrangements, volunteer opportunities, employee assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and much more

About the Company



, the world’s leading energy information provider, traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry leaders will depend on you to help them make better trading and investment decisions in the all-important energy markets. Our real-time news, pricing, analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. With more than 600 employees in 17 offices spanning five continents, you get the best of a small company and a Fortune 500 corporation at Platts. We have a highly diverse workforce, a global perspective, and a “business casual” culture. Platts is a division of McGraw Hill Financial.

McGraw Hill Financial is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.



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