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Analyst, Budget Reporting and Analysis

Posting Date: 31-Mar-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 20631
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP Finance
Dept. / Bus. Group Finance - Strategy, Planning & Control
Business Unit Budget Reporting & Analysis
Job Key 50071195
OTE/NOTE not eligible for overtime
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
PMF Band 05
Recruiter Elena Lazarou
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 26/04/2021 


Purpose of Job:


The Analyst, Budget Reporting and Analysis role is part of the team within the Budget function responsible for all reporting and analysis of all aspects of resource management across the Bank: overall expenditure including staff and other major expenditure costs that affect departments across the Bank. The incumbent works on delivering specific, allocated areas of the team’s work, under the direction of the Principal.

The role provides direct support to the Principal, Budget Reporting and Analysis in work to develop and implement enhancements to reporting, enabling decision support to senior management and the Board. The position supports the production and distribution of meaningful financial and headcount reporting to budget holders, senior management, board and external stakeholders, with insightful commentary where required. Given the small size of the team, the role involves work across a number of responsibilities. The role also supports and contributes to the preparation of specific sections of documents issued to senior management and to the Board such as the Strategy Implementation Plan (SIP).


Facts and Scale

  • Interaction with teams across the Bank, including maintaining relationships with IT and other relevant departments
  • Maintaining budget reporting and data infrastructure in SAP Financials and SAP BPC systems
  • Provide insight using existing reports and dashboards using SAP, BPC, Cognos, Tableau and Excel tools
  • Supports the Principal, Budget Reporting and Analysis, to deliver all aspects of data, processes, reporting and analysis for the Bank’s resources: annual budget of approx. £370 million


Accountabilities and Responsibilities;

Accountabilities and responsibilities for this hands-on role are to be carried out under supervision of the Principal, Budget Reporting and Analysis. This role assists in delivering specific areas of the team’s work including:

  • Production monthly and other regular reporting to stakeholders, taking ownership of issues and helping drive through to resolution
  • Execution of month-end tasks such as budget transfers, data integrity checks, parked journals, management provisions, ensuring tight deadlines are met in order to provide timely information to stakeholders
  • Support in depth analysis of specific resource issues, such as productivity analysis and cost structure trends, and the development of proposals to senior management on the basis of the analysis
  • Maintains and enhances staff models and volume forecasts to establish budget headroom
  • Assists in preparation of forward-looking financial data, including forecasting and scenario analysis
  • Support the design, delivery and maintenance new visual reporting analytics and dashboards on staffing and expenditure, liaising with HR and IT where necessary
  • Monitoring the SAP BPC system functionality, data integrity and maintaining static financial data in SAP BPC and upstream source system SAP Financial. Maintain the SAP BPC application components (applications sets, packages, dimensions, reports, script logic etc.) to support management reporting needs for the group.
  • Act as a first point of contact for any queries on data and system issues, seeking guidance on complex issues before liaising with the IT department
  • Make recommendations for internal process and system improvements, supporting the wider team with delivering efficiency and performance improvements
  • Work with staff in other departments (e.g. budget officers) to reduce the timing to close the financial period through process improvements and automation
  • Implement, document and maintain procedures and timelines with regards to planning and reporting


Knowledge Skills and Experience;

  • Qualified accountant or studying towards an accounting or CFA qualification preferred
  • Advanced Excel (Formulas, Pivots, VBA) and PowerPoint skills coupled with the ability to manage large amounts of data and data modelling
  • Experience as a systems administrator or super-user with SAP BPC NW and good understanding of SAP/BW backbone architecture
  • Experience with provision of high quality management information and good understanding of data governance principles
  • Attention to detail and control mentality, ensuring consistency across reports in both visual layout and numeric output
  • Experience with creating and maintaining reporting packs in a multi-dimensional database environment
  • Excellent numeric and analytical skills, able to look at the detail without losing track of the big picture
  • Responsive to ad-hoc urgent requests from senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy under tight deadlines, with good organisation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a service mentality and ability to work effectively in a team, liaising with an extensive number of counterparties internally often dealing with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

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