·The Associate, Financial Planning & Analysis manages one or more processes, projects, or procedures within the Financial Planning & Analysis functionality. S/he will provide well-analyzed and defined recommendations on process improvements while influencing others regarding the FP&A policies, practices, and procedures.
·Acts as a subject matter expert while providing leadership, guidance, and mentorship to other project managers.
·Acts as subject matter expert providing functional and technical guidance to team.
·Coaches and reviews the work of lower level professional to help execute the financial management function.
·Delivers well-analyzed financial forecasts to support the businesses strategic direction and budget.
·Develops, improves, and independently manages one or more processes (reporting, projects, systems, procedures, or products) within the Financial Planning & Analysis structure.
·Enhances the financial understanding of business lines, products and segments to aid reporting, forecasting and business decision making.
·Implements solutions to existing problems.
·Influences others regarding FP&A process policies, procedures, and practices.
·Informs and becomes informed via an exchange of facts, statuses, ideas, and issues.
·Manages and is accountable for the growth of FP&A accounts.
·Recommends industry and peer data sources to enhance reporting with benchmarks to support business cases.
[ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS]
·Acts as a subject matter expert (SME) while providing leadership, guidance, and mentorship to other project managers.
At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We encourage everyone to apply.
·Bachelor's Degree; Business Administration, Accounting and/or Economics or equivalent field, Master's Degree; Business Administration, Accounting and/or Economics, or equivalent work experience
·5-9 years; Financial Planning and Analysis in the Banking or Financial Services Industry
[SKILLS AND ABILITIES]
·Ability to convey a sense of urgency and drive issues/projects to closure.
·Ability to effectively communicate complex financial transactions and strategies.
·Ability to effectively interact with the market, executive management and vendors.
·Ability to listen and interpret the requirements of internal clients, plan accordingly, and exceed expectations.
·Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines.
·Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
·Demonstrated financial modeling knowledge and skills with strong analytical, qualitative, and problem-solving skills.
·Detail oriented with the ability to research, organize and analyze financial data.
·Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships at all levels of management.
·Excellent leadership skills.
·Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
·Strong Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
·Strong experience in and knowledge of financial planning and analysis.
·Strong financial analysis, modeling, and problem-solving.
·Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing, and walking.
·Addresses customer’s requests, ensures concerns are recorded accurately and action is initiated appropriately.
·Makes extra effort to satisfy customer’s needs and meet commitments.
·Communicates in a timely and straightforward manner.
·Probes for additional information, clarifies assumptions and confirms agreed-upon actions.
·Keeps everyone involved informed about progress and issues.
·Creates a good working environment in the team; works towards shared goals contributing ideas and accepting change Provides assistance and coaches less experienced team members.
·Executes risk management process and procedures without management direction, and demonstrates awareness of expected results.
·Knows the relationship and impact of actions and results.
·Has an understanding of regulations impacting area supported.
·Persists in searching out the root causes of major problems rather than being satisfied with partial solutions or quick fixes.
·Brings new thinking, insights or technology to problem resolution.
·Personally follows-up with others to check on progress, uncover problems, and identify areas where assistance is necessary.
·Takes initiative to act on new information and preemptively develops options and plans of actions.
·Understands rationale for change and adjusts schedules and tasks to make things work.
·Anticipates and plans for changes in work schedules and assignments.
·Understands specific financial and accounting standards to identify and assess the impact and likelihood of operational risks.