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Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis



14d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Banking & Finance
  • London
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AI generated summary

  • You must uphold strict information security measures, comply with policies, maintain confidentiality, report any breaches, and complete mandatory security trainings.
  • You will analyze variances, manage financial tasks, support strategic planning, drive budget exercises, respond to ad-hoc requests, and optimize financial systems.


  • Corporate Security Responsibility:
  • All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:
  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;
  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.


  • Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis Responsibility for all financial tasks and administration for the UKI Marketing and Communications team
  • Includes monthly/quarterly/annual analysis of variances against budget, forecast, prior year actuals, key business drivers and initiatives across all investments (e.g. purchase order management, monthly accruals review, forecasting, finance tool ownership and reporting)
  • Responsibility for end to end monthly, quarterly and annual close process, working cross-functionally across the marketing and communications team to ensure all information accurately logged, and collaboration with European and Global colleagues on variance alignment
  • Manages and executes on financial requests from month to month, based on varying commitments across Europe
  • Supports strategic planning by providing relevant financial analytics and business insights to key stakeholders, while developing robust tracking mechanisms to ensure solid financial planning delivery now and in the future
  • Drives the annual budget exercise (commences June each year), quarterly tracking & forecast cycles, enabling efficient & effective execution of key strategic deliverables and existing financial commitments, inc all third parties and partners, further supporting with reporting and reconciliation
  • Responds promptly to ad-hoc requests for information and analysis. Develops and/or continues improve in-region and corporate financial analysis and reporting
  • Executes on financial process improvements by building and maintaining financial tools to perform analysis and modeling
  • Reviews and suggests way to optimise financial systems.


What is the primary responsibility of the Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis role?

The primary responsibility of this role is to oversee all financial tasks and administration for the UKI Marketing and Communications team, including analysis of variances, budget management, and financial reporting.

What does the Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis do during the annual budget exercise?

During the annual budget exercise, the Senior Analyst is responsible for driving the process, tracking and forecasting financial commitments, working with key stakeholders, and ensuring alignment with European and Global colleagues.

How does the Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis support strategic planning?

The Senior Analyst supports strategic planning by providing relevant financial analytics and business insights to key stakeholders, developing tracking mechanisms for financial planning delivery, and executing on financial process improvements to enhance analysis and modeling.

What is the role of the Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis in financial system optimization?

The Senior Analyst reviews and suggests ways to optimize financial systems, builds and maintains financial tools for analysis and modeling, and drives process improvements to enhance financial reporting and reconciliation.

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