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Financial Analyst IV - Planning & Analysis

Company: M&T Bank
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Planning & Analysis Team OverviewAmong other functions, the Planning & Analysis team, as part of the Corporate FP&A group, is responsible for coordination and analysis of the planning and forecasting activities for M&T Bank. - The team reviews and analyzes financial results against projections and provides critical evaluation of forecasted and actual performance to management for assessment and action. - In addition, the group prepares regular and ad hoc financial analyses and reports to assist senior management in making decisions. - This senior analyst position will be involved in all aspects of the bank's planning and forecasting processes, assist in consolidating and analyzing business projections and actual results, and perform other ad hoc financial analyses as requested by management. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Allocates work as a team leader; trains and mentors/develops junior team members.
  • Possess ability to direct/persuade/influence peers and manager"
  • Conduct independent research and complex analytical projects involving financial modeling/forecasting to provide senior management with definitive financial trend data and advice for their use in setting and realizing objectives. Design projects and may lead projects of moderate scope.
  • Ensure success through shared responsibility of team workload to achieve department/project objectives (volume, quality, timeliness of end results)
  • Build and maintain advanced forecasting models/tools; work in collaboration with business groups to provide insightful analysis.
  • Develop clear, concise written summations of analytical work
  • Displays complex judgment based on advanced analytical thought
  • Shows accountability for accuracy and quality of work products of the team.
  • Demonstrate expert-level knowledge of finance and accounting concepts through the aggregation of financial data
  • Display an expert-level understanding of M&T's (or applicable Business Unit within) financial statements; including awareness of key drivers/trends in major Balance Sheet and Income Statement line items
  • Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite. - Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned. Education and Experience Required:
    • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years' experience OR Associate's degree and a minimum of 7 years' experience in accounting, auditing, operations or financial institutions
    • Comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles in multiple disciplines including finance and accounting
    • Strong technical aptitude and financial modeling skills
    • Excellent analytical skills, with high attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workflow, deadline oriented, and results driven
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills Education and Experience Preferred:
      • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
      • Experience in a Finance or Accounting related position
      • Previous banking experience
      • MBA or advanced degreeLocationBuffalo, New York, United States of America

Keywords: M&T Bank, Buffalo , Financial Analyst IV - Planning & Analysis, Accounting, Auditing , Buffalo, New York

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