Director, Financial Planning & Analysis – Business Partner for Corp Infrastructure (12 Month FTC) Director, Financial Planning & Analysis – Business  …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 02 Jul 20
in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 02 Jul 20
We are MUFG. 360 years of heritage. A world-class set of businesses. And more than 180,000 employees in 50 markets. It’s no surprise that MUFG has grown to become one of the top five banks in the world. Our services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. MUFG offers stability in an ever-changing market, providing services to high-profile clients worldwide. Our vision? To become the world’s most trusted financial group. You’ll help us achieve it.

Specific responsibilities:

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

  • Business partnering with Operations and Systems/Technology Divisions on all matters relating to forecasting, budgeting and financial decision support;
  • Working closely with the relevant leadership team to formulate the business's medium to long term financial and strategic plan and partnering with Business Unit heads and business managers to build their annual budgets and forecasts. Evaluating previous budgets, expenditures to develop and implement future budgets;
  • Producing models to project long term growth and determine the impacting business factors. Utilising Business Intelligence and planning tools to delivery meaningful insights into business performance. Provide insights to senior management around financial modelling, forecasts and profitability;
  • Delivery of competitor analysis, market trends and associated commentary to the Leadership team;
  • Analysing financial and operational results to better understand company performance and communicating to senior management the reasons behind the product/department performance and results. Provide detailed analysis and  commentary on cost centre results;
  • Reviewing operations and recommending new productivity or cost saving initiatives. Communicating results and recommendations to senior management for improvements that will lead to cost reduction, revenue generation and streamlining operations;
  • Preparing business cases to support new investment, strategic and other business decisions;


Financial Planning & Analysis Strategy


  • Promoting best working practices across the broader EMEA Financial Planning & Analysis function;
  • Collaborating with FP&A functions in other regions to ensure consistency of approach, transferability of processes and cost-effectiveness of systems investments;
  • Partner with Information & Data Management teams to develop entity agnostic management information for the EMEA region to be used as the primary tools for FP&A
  • Provide training to both Business and Finance users on Business Intelligence and FPA platforms and reporting to enable self-service


Management and oversight


  • Talent management to include recruitment, retention and development of staff to ensure individual and team performance in line with stakeholder expectations;
  • Maintaining and enhancing good working relationships with stakeholders, including business and control / infrastructure teams, auditors, regulators, local management and staff of the Finance function globally;
  • Leading projects and system enhancements as required, ensuring effective control and continuous process improvement;
  • Identification, escalation and resolution of issues regarding the department and related activities;
  • Ensure adherence to Finance Policies and Procedures and that said documents are updated in accordance with review schedules and remain relevant in the context of business/market events;
  • Ensure adherence to relevant regulatory requirements and accounting standards;
  • Documentation of control activities and methodologies undertaken in respect of the above responsibilities to a standard sufficient to ensure hand over of tasks and auditability of results and including the management of operational risks;
  • Conducting analysis in support of the Finance function, whether through additional ad hoc tasks or presentation of written materials;
  • Support the development of an integrated Finance function across Bank and Securities, identifying opportunities to align processes and approaches in current systems to facilitate future integrations


Controls & Compliance


  • Complying with the Company’s policies and procedures, legal and regulatory requirements including but not limited to all rules, laws and regulatory requirements emanating from the any of the regulatory authorities to which the Firm is subject;
  • Conduct yourself at all times in a way which is commensurate with the Firm’s values;
  • Take reasonable measures to remain aware of key market and regulatory developments and, where necessary, attend training in this regard;
  • Ensure that all staff under your responsibility (where applicable) comply with, the Company’s policies and procedures as well as all rules, laws and regulatory requirements emanating from any of the regulatory authorities to which the Firm is subject;
  • Carry out management responsibilities (where applicable) in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures ensuring that all staff are fully trained and understand what is required of them in order to do their jobs effectively. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: providing job descriptions and setting objectives/personal development plans for, and performing performance appraisals of, staff at least twice a year, handling appropriately any grievance or disciplinary issues, liaising with the Human Resources Department where appropriate.


MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership. 

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.