Financial Analyst III
Location: Buffalo, NY
Financial Analyst III
Conduct highly technical research and analysis projects to provide senior management with definitive financial data and advice for their use in setting and realizing profit objectives.
Perform detailed, interpretative financial analysis utilizing complex modeling scenarios/activities. Build and maintain forecasting models; work in collaboration with business groups to provide insightful analysis. Conduct independent research and complex analytical projects involving modeling/forecasting to provide senior management with definitive financial trend data and advice for their use in setting and realizing profit objectives. Assemble, compile, analyze information, and resolve errors/inconsistencies in data from financial reporting systems. Formulate new analytical reports to improve information resources available to senior management. Determine best methodology to apply technology using the overall objective of more efficient and effective analyses. Initiate improvements to reporting and forecasting capabilities in order to generate meaningful financial data to better serve senior management team and facilitate decision-making. Provide leadership to senior management on the establishment of profitability tools and metrics for business units. Develop strong partnerships with business managers to gain an understanding of underlying business drivers and issues that may affect financial performance. Make recommendations within context of job responsibilities; offer guidance on matters of significance. Design and lead projects significant in scope and visibility. Assist in training junior financial analysts. Perform other assignments as requested by management. The incumbent works under very limited supervision and exercises significant latitude over work assignments. The position requires regular contact with both internal and external personnel to include outside agencies/firms.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or in lieu of a degree the equivalent in work experience with an additional five years’ experience required. Strong technical aptitude and advanced financial modeling skills. High level of PC competencies (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access) and mainframe applications as necessary. Ability to manage multiple projects at one time and prioritizes workflow as necessary. Excellent analytical skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Deadline oriented and results driven.
MBA or advanced degree preferred.
Understand the Division s function and its impact on the corporation.
In-depth knowledge of job responsibilities and departmental procedures and policies.
Knowledgeable of the financial services industry as well as the bank’s internal structure and functions.
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.