Role details

Senior Manager, Planning & Forecasting Analyst

Docklands   •   £75,000 - £90,000   •  Permanent

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  • Senior Manager, Planning & Forecasting Analyst
  • Banking & Financial Services

About Our Client

Senior Manager, Planning & Forecasting Analyst

Docklands Canary Wharf

Banking & Financial Services

Prestigious team within globally renowned bank now hiring VP level to AD level position within Analytics - would suit someone ready to step into a bigger VP / Senior Management level role and coming from strategy, consulting or retail/corporate/commercial bank backgrounds.

Job Description

Senior Manager, Planning & Forecasting Analyst

Docklands Canary Wharf

Banking & Financial Services

Role Purpose

  • The bank is undertaking an unprecedented amount of strategic change including reshaping its business portfolio, redeploying resources to capture expected future growth and opportunities and adapting to structural changes in the operating environment
  • The global finance team is responsible for the following in order to both drive strategic decisions across the group and ensure the business is on track to achieve its financial targets
  • Developing strategic recommendations based on rigorous financial analysis
  • Production of internal MI, external reporting deliverables and supporting financial analysis
  • Production of the Group's AOP and supporting internal analytical processes such as stress testing and any other financial projections
  • This is a high profile role within Business Finance, reporting to the Global Head of Planning. The successful candidate will gain strong influence over Group wide planning and forecasting processes, with exposure to senior management. They will operate in an exciting and challenging environment, providing guidance and analysis to the firm's decision makers. They will also gain close interaction with key stakeholders across the business divisions, back office functions and regions. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and grow this important role within Business Finance. Core areas of responsibility for the role are:
  • Support the Head of Planning with the group-wide coordination and management of the annual financial and operational planning processes, and also the monthly forecasting process
  • Define and communicate requirements regarding group-wide financial planning and forecasting processes, including targets, guidelines, timelines and policies
  • Prepare presentations of group-wide financial plans for executive management review and approval
  • Manage the coordination of PRA Stress Testing requirements from a Business Finance perspective, and deliver PRA Stress testing input for non-business specific areas
  • Provide support for integrating the financial planning process with the PRA Stress Testing process
  • Partner closely with key stakeholders to ensure a common understanding of requirements and progress with financial plans and forecasts, and to ensure effective and timely issue resolution
  • Lead role in the analysis, review and challenge of divisional plans, as well as feasibility assessments of divisions meeting their plans
  • Support the development of the financial planning processes, governance and policies ensuring they meet new and evolving regulatory requirements
  • Implement and maintain appropriate controls and governance around the Financial Plan, Target Setting, Forecasting and Stress Testing processes
  • The role holder would be part of the Global team within Business Finance. The team is high profile, with exposure to the Head of Business Finance, the Group's Chief Accounting Officer and other senior finance leaders

Core areas of responsibility for the wider MR&A team are:

  • Internal performance reporting
  • External performance reporting
  • Investor Relations
  • Strategic analysis
  • Finance transformation
  • Offshore team

The Successful Applicant

  • Qualified Accountant from recognised UK institute or overseas equivalent with significant PQE
  • Proven ability to lead, develop and manage a team
  • Superior ability to drive through change
  • Excellent oral and written English and communication skills, including the ability to explain complicated financial issues in clear (non-jargon) language
  • Strong analytical skills with a commercial bias, and an excellent grasp of business drivers
  • Proven influencing skills and an ability to engage and build relationships with a range of stakeholders, including senior management
  • Process management skills
  • Experience of financial planning / budgeting (ideally from a Regional perspective)
  • Ambitious, driven and enthusiastic - pro-active thinker
  • Financial services experience is preferred but not required
  • Good understanding of IFRS

What's on Offer

  • Base salary from £75,000 to £90,000
  • Excellent company benefits package
  • Outstanding career development opportunity with genuine step up from mid to senior VP level - directorship on the horizon in this move with strong performance

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