Assistant Vice President / Vice President, FP&A Analyst (6 month FTC) Assistant Vice President / Vice President, FP&A  …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Oct 20
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Oct 20

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with around 3,000 offices in more than 50 markets. The Group has over 180,000 employees, and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.


As one of the top financial groups globally with a vision to be the world's most trusted, we want to attract, nurture and retain the most talented individuals in the market. The size and range of MUFG's global business creates opportunities for our employees to stretch themselves and reap the rewards, whilst our common values, to behave with integrity and responsibility, and to build a culture which is fair, transparent, and honest, underpin everything that we do.We aim to be the financial partner of choice for our clients, whatever their requirements, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.


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Overview of the Department / Section:

Finance is a key function of the Bank providing a vast amount of functions to internal Europe clients (Business/ Senior management), external (regulators) and global counterparts (Tokyo). The Finance function costs of around 130 people across Bank and Securities covering Treasury, Product Control, Information Data Management and Core Finance. The role will be in FP&A-IDM which consists of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Information Data Management (IDM) and Management Reporting. The role will be within the FP&A function.


Main Purpose of the Role:

We have an exciting opportunity in Finance to review exisiting processes and practices and improve the overall efficiency of Management Reporting within Global Corporate Investment Banking (GCIB).

The current management reporting is carried out in a number of large excel files, with minimal checks which are causing errors and delays in reporting to management. The entire process needs to be re-engineered.


The role currently sits in the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team. One of the team’s key responsibilities is creating high quality, timely and accurate management reporting and this role is needed to carry out a complete review and re-engineer of existing processes.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Obtain large volumes of data from various sources (Finance ledger, Managerial adjustments, Tokyo incentives) – predominantly in Excel. This will be actuals but also forecast data from the Business.
  • Carry out high level checks on the data received and validate any large fluctuations to previous month
  • Consolidate this data into one data source
  • Create a suite of monthly reports showing the data by country, booking location, product, sector, teams etc.
  • Information received will involve Revenues, Expenses, Loan Balances, Deposits Balances, Risk Weight Assets, Headcount, Credit Costs
  • The role will need to create high level finance reports to confirm the Net Operating Profit (NOP), Return on Equity (RoE) and various other key financial metrics
  • Creation of high quality variance commentary and analysis to prior year’s performance and current year’s budget will be key
  • The role will also involve a significant number of ad-hoc requests primarily relating to confirmation of key results (e.g. Specific team, country or sector)
  • The role will also help with forecasting, budgeting and ad-hoc analysis as required by senior management (e.g. creating a team’s profitability, analysis of key transactions above a certain threshold or low-performing assets).
  • The role will review a number of key processes and reporting across all Management Reporting of GCIB.



Skills and Experience:


Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Very strong Excel skills and be able to data mine large excel files effectively and efficiently
  • Experience working with Business Objects would be preferable


Work Experience:

  • Ideally a qualified accountant ideally with solid years working in a Management Reporting / FP&A teams within the Banking industry


Education / Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent experience is essential
  • Professional Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) – preferred


Personal Requirements:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
  • A pro-active, motivated approach.
  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
  • Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
  • A structured and logical approach to work
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • A creative and innovative approach to work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexible and responsive to change


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


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.

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