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Management Information & Reporting (MI&R) Financial Analyst

Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Feb 2, 2024

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About Us

Alvarez & Marsal is a global professional services firm offering turnaround management, corporate restructuring and performance improvement for companies and stakeholders. Blending operating managers, functional experts and consultants, we are committed to our core values. A&M has evolved from a boutique player to the premier independent global professional services firm with a reputation for providing leadership, problem-solving and value-creation to under-performing and robust companies across the industry spectrum. The firm today tackles wide ranging issues, with a focus on preserving and maximizing enterprise value.

Role Background

Due to a recent vacancy that has arisen, we require a resource within our Management Information & Reporting team that sits within our EMEA Finance function.  A&M EMEA has numerous office locations and a variety of service lines around Europe, Middle East and Asia and this role is responsible for preparing information and managing data to bring together accurate reporting across the EMEA business. The role reports to the MI&R Manager and will also engage with the Data Analytics Manager, Operations leads and the Director of MIR, who is responsible for managing the EMEA MI&R function.

The EMEA Finance team is a full-service Finance function supporting the needs of the EMEA business and with reporting lines and liaison with the A&M Global Finance team in New York. The team is growing considerably working across Billing, Accounts Payable, Financial Accounting, MI&R, Internal Taxation, Payroll and Risk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the MI&R Manager and working alongside another MI&R Data Analysts on all financial management reporting and data analysis for the EMEA businesses
  • Assisting with various monthly close procedures (adhering to global deadlines) including preparation and posting of month-end journals to ensure data integrity supporting our reporting, including Overhead reallocations, MD adjustments, Payroll re-posts, Talent re-charges, sub-contractor checks, space allocation and resource triggers, etc.
  • Preparing monthly reporting dashboards and MI reports, including checking the integrity and calculation of KPIs within those reports
  • Preparation of reporting packs for business units or countries on a periodic (monthly, quarterly) basis or as requested
  • Production of various standard financial reports from our Unit 4 accounting system, such as WIP, AR, Utilisation, Collections, Hours, Realisation, etc. on a periodic basis or as requested.
  • Running various reports and analytic queries for individuals/business units, as requested, including MD Summaries and Project profitability summaries, Project ‘tree’ reports, etc.
  • Preparing financial summaries and analyses as requested on and ad hoc basis for Finance senior management, including the EMEA CFO  
  • Downloading, consolidating, and analyzing GL data (particularly overheads) to resolve queries from business units and/or operational controllers.
  • Production and distribution of monthly Profit & Loss summaries and investigating variance queries
  • Providing supporting data for Payroll reconciliations and investigating compensation queries from time to time
  • Preparation, review and presentation of accurate headcount data, reports and Labour cost rate calculations
  • Work closely within the MI&R team to continue the migration of various standard reports to an online environment in PowerBI
  • Provide data, investigate queries and undertake verification work to support our detailed EMEA compensation review process at year-end (Oct – Dec) including Salary & Benefit allowance data to be integrated into compensation calculations
  • Maintenance of various data summaries (MD1 House Account lists, SBU lists, business unit reporting ‘roll-ups, etc.)
  • Assistance with ad-hoc projects as and when required

Skills and Qualifications

  • A qualified accountant, preferably CIMA or ACCA qualification with experience of working in a similar capacity
  • Previous experience of an international multi-site business with turnover in excess of £50m is preferred
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and V-lookups
  • Experience with business object reporting tools (Power Bi, Tableau or similar) would be desirable
  • Professional services experience would be desirable
  • It is essential that the candidate is able to meet deadlines, is results orientated and has a “can do” attitude with strong analytical mindset
  • You will be a natural team player who can interact easily with your colleagues and have strong communication skills
  • A&M is an organization where a hands-on approach is adopted by all - candidates should understand this and be prepared to get involved in solving problems and collaborating with others to resolve issues, even where not directly related to their day-to-day responsibilities.

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary plus bonus and benefits including 25 days holiday and private medical and dental insurance.
  • Strong leadership and the opportunity to work with high quality colleagues in a positive, collegiate environment.
  • Career development: A&M expects high performance and rewards individual contributions to the team’s success.
  • Study package if required
  • The opportunity to work for a dynamic global organisation and deal with the complexities of a pan-European business.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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