Sr. Financial Analyst - Global Business Finance

Sr. Financial Analyst - Global Business Finance
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If you are looking for an opportunity where you can use your experience to drive significant change at a leading Global Asset Manager, then this opportunity may be for you. Macquarie Asset Management Public Investments (MAM PI), is seeking an self-motivated, detail oriented Senior Financial Analyst to join MAM PI’s global Business Finance team in either our Philadelphia or Kansas City office. The integration of recent acquisitions and strategic initiative to centralize the global reporting and forecasting of AuM and Revenue, makes this a key role that will be directly involved in our efforts to transform and improve our current reporting and forecasting processes to reflect the global nature of our business.

In this role, you will enjoy a fast-paced environment with interaction with senior leaders, and an opportunity to drive change in the organization. It requires a positive, confident, resilient, and innovative approach with exceptional time management skills, and the ability to manage high priority, concurrent tasks. The primary goal of the role is to create a more consistent global approach to reporting, forecasting and analysis of AuM, Net New Money and Revenue, and generate more meaningful insights and analysis.

 

KEY JOB FOCUS AREAS:

This highly visible position, reporting to the Head of Global AUM & Revenue Reporting & Forecasting, will be responsible for the preparation, reporting, forecasting and analysis of AuM, Net New Money, and Revenue for both internal and external stakeholders. This key role also includes broad analytical support for senior management on the associated performance of the business. An important part of this role will be the ability to add valuable insight to the production of stable and consistent information.

Key focus areas of your role will be the reporting and forecasting of Net New Money and Revenue, developing new key metrics that offer improved insights into the performance of the business. Additionally, you will focus on driving improvements to current processes to deliver accurate, timely and insightful reporting, forecasting and analysis. Your ability to keep pace with changes in the business, create efficient processes and procedures, and eventually harness new technologies will be key to your success in this role.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION:

  • Manage and deliver the monthly reporting and forecasting cycles for AuM, Net New Money, Revenue & Run Rate Revenues. This includes:
    • Monthly, quarterly, and annual Revenue reporting and forecasting
    • Monthly, quarterly, and annual Net New Money forecasting
    • Develop and deliver monthly, quarterly, and annual Revenue & Run Rate Revenues for business partners
  • Build and manage detailed financial models used in the forecasting process, with the goal of developing an agile and accurate forecasting process that supports the needs of the business
  • Evaluate and challenge financial results to forecasts and budget. Partnering with Business Finance colleagues and business leaders to develop a strong understanding of drivers and trends.
  • Development of new analysis and insights that provide improved insights into the performance of the business and the evolution of existing reporting and forecasting process to facilitate the group’s ability to evaluate channel, product, and account profitability.
  • Collaborating with various Macquarie Asset Management divisions and Macquarie Financial Management Group to ensure that the process for revenue recognition is fit for purpose, efficient, effective, and transparent.
  • Collaborate with Business Finance colleagues to provide key monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, along with insights into Investment Team profitability.
  • Gain strong understanding of the systems and flows of data within the Revenue process to be seen as a subject matter expert within the Business Finance team.
  • Ongoing commitment to identifying and implementing process improvements, as well as maintaining and developing documentation of procedures performed by the team. With the broader goal of:
    • Improving consistency and efficiency of global AuM, Net New Money & Revenue reporting and forecasting
    • Creating a single, global source for firm-wide Revenue & Run Rate Revenue data
  • Support MAM PI senior leaders through high-quality, accurate and professional reporting, forecasting and ad hoc analysis of AuM, Net New Money & Revenue
  • Support internal business partners (CSG, Product & Investment Teams) with ad hoc requests and development of reporting and analysis to provide key insights into AuM, Net New Money and Revenue.
  • Working collaboratively with broader Business Finance team to support the overall goals and objectives of the group.
  • Working effectively and collaboratively with key internal stakeholders including:
    • MAM PI Senior Leadership
    • Colleagues in MAM Finance & FMG
    • Global Client Services Group & RFP Teams
    • Global Investment Teams
    • Other Macquarie central support functions.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s in Finance, Accounting or related field. Advanced degree or certification a plus (e.g., CPA, CFA and/or MBA)
  • 5-10 years of professional experience, with 2-3 years of experience in financial and business reporting and analysis in global financial services.
  • Expertise in core finance concepts and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement new, innovative and impactful change to reporting and forecasting processes.
  • An intellectual curiosity with strong analytical and critical thinking skills, attention to detail and ability to draw out meaningful trends from large data sets or complex financial models.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Access and experience in PowerPoint.
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a team. Experience in a global role coordinating with peers across multiple regions and teams is a plus.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and demonstrated ability to produce accurate and professional reporting, forecasting and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability and desire to work with challenging deadlines, and a strong drive to succeed and deliver on commitments.
  • Strong sense of ownership for delivering excellent results; track record of demonstrating persistence in pursuing goals despite obstacles and setbacks; commitment to continuous improvement
  • Maintains high standards of honesty, integrity, and confidentiality

About Macquarie Asset Management

In Macquarie Asset Management you will join a global asset manager that aims to deliver positive impact for everyone. Trusted by institutions, pension funds, governments, and individuals to manage more than A$773/€523/£440/$US578 billion in assets globally, we provide access to specialist investment expertise across a range of capabilities including fixed income, equities, multi-asset solutions, private credit, infrastructure, green investments, natural assets, real estate, and asset finance.

All figures as at 31 March 2022.

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