Distribution Channel Analysis Specialist

M&G Investments

We are not your average financial services firm and our unique culture is just one aspect that makes us stand out from the crowd. We offer a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance. You will be joining one of Europe's leading Investment Management firms where you can expect real responsibility and recognition from day one. We are large enough to offer a wide variety of career opportunities, whilst small enough to treat you as an individual and tailor training and development to your specific needs.

Purpose

This role sits in the Distribution Channel Analysis team to provide financial support to Distribution & Marketing business partners. You will be part of the Financial Planning & Analysis team and is primarily responsible for the ongoing analysis and reporting, (profit, revenue and cost analysis) for distinct parts of the M&G business.

Key Responsibilities

* Provide support to the Distribution & Marketing Business partners.
* Production of financial papers for presentation at Committee meetings including insightful commentary.
* Production of well understood distribution channel reporting with appropriate detail.
* Proactively drive for synergies through consistent reporting and work with the business partners to develop the distribution channel reporting at a consolidated level.
* Provide analysis, insight and understanding of the profitability drivers of the P&L.
* Build an understanding of the P&L areas supported and ensure that information sharing and best practice is embedded across the team and act to proactively break down any silos.
* Work closely with Central Finance to understand costs and revenues and analyse these against comparatives.
* Support the Executive Manager Team with regular reporting in a standardised format and with ad hoc analysis.
* Play an active role in the annual business planning process and also work to embed the rolling forecast in the decision making process. This should ensure that any financial metrics from business cases for new products or offices are included in business plans.
* Work with the FSC team to develop reporting tools and automation to deliver continuous improvement to outputs.

This role is ideally suited to you if you can demonstrate:

* Qualified accountant, ideally with minimum two years qualified experience.
* Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and able to liaise effectively with personnel at all levels and build strong relationships across the business.
* Very strong analytical and problem solving skills with a good track record of process improvement. Able to question and understand complex financial data, and demonstrate experience in presenting analysis in a succinct manner and appropriate format.
* Being organised, drive delivery and able to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.
* Strong spreadsheet and financial modelling skills. Highly numerate, logical and capable of lateral thinking.
* Experience with Hyperion and / or other Finance reporting systems
* An ability to operate at both a detailed and high (bigger picture) level
* A strong interest in and / or experience of asset management

M&G is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.