Associate, Financial Planning & Analysis (EMEA)

London, United Kingdom
01 Feb 2023
17 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

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 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.


  • Play a key role in the annual planning process together with monthly forecasting and monthly MI reporting
  • Play a central role in Sales and Revenue reporting. Orientate and help the business to discover potential areas where Sales growth 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 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, Index and Active 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

  • 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

  • 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 employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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.

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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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