Marsh & McLennan Financial Analyst in London, United Kingdom

The Financial Analyst will be responsible for assisting the Mercer Services (MS) Finance Director with the consolidation and review of forecasts, budgets and strategic plans as well as the support needs from the regions / GBS supported by MS. This individual will also ensure that information and advice is delivered timely and accurately, company policies and procedures are followed and that communication between finance teams is consistent and strong. Main Responsibilities Reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting Assist with the forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning activities for the market along with respective LOBs within the market. Coordinate the consolidation of monthly forecasts and month end reporting including commentary and all supplemental schedules, responsible for ensuring timely and accurate delivery of all reporting. Evaluate reasonableness of forecast and readily identify issues that surface in during monthly reporting and forecasting activities Interact with the market CEO and Market Business Leaders to assist with the development of budgets, forecasts and related variance analyses inclusive of identification of underlying drivers of results. Perform Microsoft Excel and Hyperion-based analyses of financial data Liaise closely with regional reporting staff and Controllers to ensure financial results are accurate and adequately explained Support Market Leadership in the reporting of sales targets and pipeline conversion. Develop and/or enhance reporting mechanisms and control reporting processes around monthly forecasts and results across the market businesses. Ensure that all policies and procedures are met to the highest standard while maintaining an effective control environment. Ad-hoc Analysis Develop expertise in reporting and analytic tools and data sources, including WebCAS, Microsoft Office, Hyperion Interactive Reporting, MicroStrategy and MercerForce Support quantitative analysis and projects relating to revenue, profitability, operating and staffing models. Project Management Support Provide business analytic and/or project management support for Finance Assist with the development and maintenance of project plans and timelines Coordinate between business units, operations and finance to accomplish assigned project objectives Assist in the coordination of communication and key initiatives Requirements Degree in finance, accounting, business or economics 3-5 years of relevant business experience in Financial Planning & Analysis or similar area Initiative and sound judgement to make appropriate and timely decisions Ability to understand and articulate financial impact or business decisions Excellent verbal and written communication skills Proficient in MS Office, Advanced Excel and PowerPoint user Experience working with data and analytic tools such as Hyperion Interactive Reporting Comfortable presenting to senior management; able to appropriately challenge senior business leaders and their assumptions. Positive attitude and ability to adapt to an ever changing environment Must be able to multi - task, to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines Able to work independently or with a team Desire to develop into more senior finance roles At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today . Visit www.mercer.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: http://www.mmc.com/. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity . Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC). Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers. Mercer recognizes the need to balance work and personal commitment. At Mercer we believe all roles can flex. Please speak to us about all available working options R038272-en R038272