Group CAO and Wholesale Costs Analytics, Associate

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Job title: Group CAO and Wholesale Costs Analytics

Corporate Title: Associate

Department: Finance: Cost Management & Analytics

Location: London

Department overview

The EMEA Finance department at Nomura is made up of a close-knit team of approximately 200 employees across 8 different countries. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and believe working in such a fast moving industry should be reflected in our departmental culture - dynamic and flexible. This is also shown in our excellent reputation both within the bank and externally.

The department is structured into the following functions: Financial Control and Regulatory Reporting, Middle Office, Treasury, Management Information and Cost Management & Analytics, Tax, Control & Oversight and Finance Change. Moves between these different areas are common and are supported by management in order to give all staff a rounded experience.

The Cost Management & Analytics team are responsible for helping to drive cost efficiency through the analysis and MI reporting of the Nomura Group's expense base, including global investment expenditure and subsequent returns.

Role description

  • Support production of monthly costs deck for Group CAO and Wholesale business, corporate NPE transformation saves programmes, costs allocation MI and various EMEA specific analysis
  • Act as a business partner to various senior stakeholders located in different regions and functions
  • Provide insightful data analysis in order to deliver high quality understanding of the underlying cost base and drivers of budget variances
  • Support the annual budgeting and forecast cycle, including management of the deliverables, systems support and overview analysis for senior management
  • Regular various ad-hoc tasks, including: responding to data queries from stakeholders, creation of one-off packs in PowerPoint, modelling of financial data
  • Contribute new ideas for fresh analysis, improvement of process and for making better use of technology

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required

  • Strong academics to degree level. Qualified/part-qualified accountant (CIMA / ACA / ACCA)
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills and ability to maintain strong working relationships - the role will involve interacting with senior stakeholders globally
  • Excellent attention to detail with an ability to manage multiple tasks and strong problem solving skills
  • Experience of MIS design, preparation and presentation - Particularly using Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience of creating, monitoring or reporting on cost save programmes would be advantageous
  • Experience of managing, consolidating and analysing large data sets
  • Familiarity with financial systems such as Hyperion, Essbase would be a plus
  • Adaptable to any situation with employees from junior to senior staff, capable of analyzing data in details but also at high level

Nomura competencies

Culture & Conduct

  • Makes significant culture contribution
  • Sets diverse / inclusive work environment
  • Demonstrates high professional integrity
  • Actively participates in development opportunities
  • Actively leverages strengths and addresses weaknesses

Client-Centricity & Business Acumen

  • Expert in own business area, understands its market
  • Generates commercial ideas to benefit clients
  • Identifies and articulates core issues
  • Assimilates and articulates complex information
  • Develops workable recommendations

Strategy & Innovation

  • Translates divisional and firm-wide strategies into plans
  • Contributes innovative / entrepreneurial ideas
  • Builds on others' insights and turns ideas into reality
  • Knows when to decide / when to escalate
  • Recognizes and takes action when changing circumstances require new approaches
  • Adapts swiftly

Leadership & Collaboration

  • Diligently and objectively evaluates own and others' performance throughout the year
  • Identifies quality people
  • Recognizes / communicates results, successes and learnings
  • Collaborates within and across teams, involving the right people
  • Supports / challenges colleagues
  • Enables formal / informal development
  • Anticipates potential conflict, takes steps to resolve

Communication & Connectivity

  • Listens and communicates effectively at all levels
  • Moves negotiations / discussions forward
  • Gains co-operation / support for ideas
  • Grows / maintains internal / external network
  • Proactively works across teams / functions

Execution & Delivery

  • Inspires positive commitment in others
  • Keeps self / others focused on meeting goals
  • Identifies conflicting priorities and manages accordingly
  • Communicates changes to plans to relevant people
  • Maintains commitment in the face of challenges
  • Handles difficult feedback positively and constructively