Associate, Financial Planning & Analysis (EMEA)

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Aug 2022
Closes
27 Aug 2022
Ref
16379198
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team provides analysis, planning and decision support coverage across investment management, client focused distribution channels, technology, infrastructure and corporate operations to improve business analysis, better inform management decision-making and communicate more effectively with key stakeholders.

Role Description:

The EMEA ETF and Index Investment (EII) FP&A team advises and provides financial analysis and reporting to the EMEA Executive Committees, Business Management teams and Regional Leadership. The team looks at financial performance throughout the business and also plays a key role in linking FP&A with the other areas of the firm including Investor Relations, Treasury, Controllers, Tax, Regulatory Reporting, Business Operations, Human Resources and Corporate Strategy.

Candidates should possess strong analytical skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

We are seeking professionals with experience in quantitative or analytical fields, eager to join a high-performance asset management firm like BlackRock. Candidates should possess excellent project management capabilities along with strong quantitative and analytical skills. Candidate must have a high aptitude towards financial analysis software such as Excel in order to be successful in this role. Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint would be beneficial. Also, the ideal candidate should have a marked service attitude and must be willing to go an extra mile for exceeding internal clients' expectations.

Responsibilities:
  • Play a key role in the annual planning process together with monthly forecasting and monthly MI reporting
  • Play a central role in expense and headcount management. Orientate and help the business to discover potential areas where cost reductions could be achieved.
  • Partner the Financial Controller team on month end reporting processes
  • Partner with the business to drive a robust client view forecasting process through standardising forecast materials, enhancing system loads and enriching business materials and discussions
  • Provide orientation, guidance and critical partnership to the India EII FP&A team
  • Create a cohesive narrative in communicating results to senior management and present data in a simple and clear manner
  • Develop solid subject matter expertise in the ETF and Index Investment space and be able to pass that knowledge and train other colleagues.
  • Support the business in relation to strategic projects and adhoc financial analyses as required


Knowledge/Experience:
  • Strong academics including bachelor's degree in a numeric discipline
  • Experience in understanding and reviewing financials
  • Displays financial acumen in reviewing and narrating outcomes of financial analysis
  • Broad understanding of key FP&A processes including budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience acting as a successful finance business partner
  • Knowledge of the asset management industry and investments


Skills/Qualifications:
  • Experience with financial modelling is preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills and strong PowerPoint skills required, experience with TM1 Cognos preferred, VBA skills a plus
  • Strong organizational, planning, quantitative and problem-solving skills; strategic and creative thinking
  • Able to work effectively under pressure and in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines
  • History of effective multi-tasking, expectation setting, escalation of issues, where appropriate
  • Focused attention to detail and high standards for quality and accuracy in his/her work product
  • Ability to find/ identify patterns in granular data and articulate a simple explanation for senior management
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Collaborative, team-oriented, service-oriented
  • A desire to work in a high-energy environment with a dedicated commitment to excellence
  • Comfortable interacting with all levels of management


Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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