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Finance - Analyst Programme - Edinburgh

Competitive - Business Management
Ref: 849 Date Posted: Sunday 26 Nov 2017
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BlackRock was founded by eight entrepreneurs who wanted to start a very different company. One that combined the best of a financial leader and a technology pioneer. And one that focused many diverse views on a singular purpose: to create a better financial future for our clients - companies, governments, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations, and a better life.

Our global Analyst Programme is a two-year journey designed to develop recent university graduates. Analysts begin their BlackRock careers on a two week orientation in New York City, followed by ongoing training and professional development throughout the program.

Finance’s mission is to be a trusted, world-class global finance organization by delivering timely, accurate and insightful financial information and analysis. The group provides thought leadership across BlackRock rigorous control and risk management environment to enhance decision making, optimize allocation of firm resources and help achieve the firm’s objectives.

Our team is known for

  • Being a Trusted Business Partner: providing relevant, timely and value-added analysis and reporting that informs business decision making and drives business performance

  • Quality: producing high quality financial reporting and maintaining rigorous risk oversight and controls

  • Driving Efficiencies: delivering strategic insight and driving enhanced accountability 


    As an analyst you will

  • Be supported to pursue an accountancy qualification, if applicable

  • Have an opportunity to experience different elements of the Finance function and how these all come together to deliver results to our stakeholders

  • Be provided with training on the operational activities of the team and tasked with appropriate daily responsibilities to develop an insight into each of the Finance functional teams

  • Be tasked with the completion of accounting entries and reconciliations

  • Be tasked with the production of financial reports, commentary and analysis

  • Assist with answering queries by the Boards, external auditors or regulators

  • Develop an understanding of internal controls and risk management framework

  • Be encouraged to actively search for process improvements within the role


    Teams at a glance

  • Controllers: Responsible for corporate accounting, books and records, and financial reporting.

  • Financial Planning & Analysis: Provide analysis and reporting that informs business decision making and drives performance.

  • Tax: Focus on tax planning, reporting and regulatory compliance for BlackRock and its products.

  • Treasury: Focus on cash management and operational liquidity.

  • Business Economics: Provide insight on profitability, operating expense drivers and resource use via analytical model.

  • Corporate Development: Identify and execute transactions, lift-outs and strategic partnerships that support BlackRock objectives.

  • Investor Relations: Manage and communicate firm info with investment community.

  • Sourcing & Vendor Mgmt: Actively engage and manage vendors to minimize risk and realize full value of investment.

  • Mgmt Information Systems: Coordinate data, process and technology initiatives to enhance operations and business support.

  • Finance Controls: Drive compliance with corporate-wide financial statement audit and control requirements.



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