FP&A - Senior Financial Analyst - 4 Month Contract - London - 15309BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools supporting our clients’ growth, efficiency and risk management objectives. The combination of our unparalleled expertise in risk, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology, helps today’s business leaders confidently navigate an evolving marketplace.

Department

The Moody’s Analytics Financial Planning & Analysis team (MA FP&A) is part of the Moody’s Analytics Admin group (MA Admin), the backbone to Moody’s Analytics’ business lines. We perform financial analysis and planning that drives decision making by executive management and informs shareholders. We ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness through business analysis, systems support, sales analytics, risk management, and data governance. We also provide creative learning solutions to further the development of our employees globally.

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Job Description

The MA FP&A team is looking to hire a Senior Financial Analyst to support Expense, Position Management, Sales and Revenue reporting and forecasting for the Moody’s Bureau van Dijk Business Unit (BvD).

Responsibilities
  • Focus on position management and expense reporting, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Ensure expenses are properly coded, supporting staff across the business in the understanding and accurate booking of expense data.
  • Work with local accounting teams to analyse expense details in support of expense reviews and forecasting by functional area
  • Work closely with the business and HR to actively manage headcount.
  • Develop, and enhance current, expense and headcount reporting, providing value-added information to assist senior leaders in actively managing the expense base.
  • Provide analytical support and suggestions regarding the development and improvement of reporting and planning systems, processes and outputs.
  • Create reports and analysis from the BvD CRM tool for sales reporting and forecasting
  • Reconcile key data points required to support sales analysis and identify enhancements required to existing BvD CRM tool, and facilitate future migration to MA’s CRM
  • Participate in monthly sales and expense analysis process with keen focus on risk and opportunity assessment
  • Provide analysis, forecasting and budgeting support
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis / projects as business needs arise

Qualifications

  • Solid work experience in financial planning or commercial finance roles
  • Previous experience of expense and headcount reporting is preferred
  • Previous experience in a data and software solutions vendor is preferred
  • Knowledge of SFDC or MSD CRM systems, Hyperion Planning and SmartView is preferred
  • Previous experience in supporting a sales-oriented business is a plus
  • Strong communication, analytical and data organisation / interpretation skills
  • Excellent ability to multi-task, prioritise tasks and work with tight deadlines
  • Desire to succeed both independently and as a member of a team in an unstructured and innovative environment
  • Superior skills with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Detail oriented and able to summarize and communicate findings / analysis
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree with major in finance or business
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.