Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis
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.
Business Unit Overview:
BlackRock recognizes the importance of quality and accurate business intelligence needed to make critical business decisions at all levels of the organization. The BlackRock FP&A team is aligned to the firm’s overall organizational structure in order to appropriately engage with each business unit to deliver key financial management activities. The FP&A mission is enabling the firm to achieve its strategic and business goals from a financial perspective. Specifically, FP&A is responsible for driving:
Effective Business Planning – providing relevant and timely financial intelligence to business partners across the firm through a standardized and consistent set of performance metrics linked with common decision support tools, business standards, language and rules.
Strategic Resource Allocation – helping to link operations and financial performance, tightly managing performance against strategic goals, and enabling execution of business strategies.
Management of Business Performance – developing and communicating business strategies by curating the definition and measurement of metrics for success.
Responsible for carrying out activities of FP&A Team, which include Management and Business Reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting & Project Support.
Responsible for business reports on daily, weekly and monthly basis while co-working with FP&A stakeholders with US CA team
Analyzing financial results and providing commentary as required
Provide analytics on KPIs and participate in ad-hoc analyses and catering to ad hoc requests from the business
Investments/ Distribution team (Business unit) reporting and analytics involving financials and other key performance indicators critical to operational management of the businesses
Participate and support FP&A projects and drive standardization and improvement of activities to generate efficiency both though logic building and automation
Skills and Qualifications:
MBA Finance /CA / B COM with minimum 4-5 years of experience with a similar profile, preferably Investment Management and/or financial industry experience but not mandatory
Experience with TM1, Hyperion, Essbase is good to have
Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills with appropriate articulation
Experience in preparation of flash report / dashboards and management review packs
Ability to build strong relationship with multiple stakeholders
Ability to work effectively in a team environment (not only FP&A team but also across Finance)
Ability to handle large data and derive meaningful information/analysis
Analytical bent of mind combined with financial acumen. Well-versed with Finance terminologies
Ability to develop a good understanding of the business and its key drivers
‘Can-do’ attitude – willing to contribute at all levels in a small but high performing team environment with tight deadlines and multiple demands
Ability to multitask along with having eye for detail
Advanced Excel and PowerPoint is must, Experience in MS Access will be added advantage
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