Analyst, Budget Reporting and Analysis, London, United Kingdom

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

EBRD London

Requisition ID


Office Country

United Kingdom

Office City



Finance – Strategy, Planning & Control

Contract Type

Short Term

Contract Length

12 months

Posting End Date


Purpose of Job

The Analyst, Budget Reporting and Analysis role is part of the team within the Budget function responsible for all reporting and analysis of all aspects of resource management across the Bank: overall expenditure including staff and other major expenditure costs that affect departments across the Bank. The incumbent works on delivering specific, allocated areas of the team’s work, under the direction of the Principal.

The role provides direct support to the Principal, Budget Reporting and Analysis in work to develop and implement enhancements to reporting, enabling decision support to senior management and the Board. The position supports the production and distribution of meaningful financial and headcount reporting to budget holders, senior management, board and external stakeholders, with insightful commentary where required. Given the small size of the team, the role involves work across a number of responsibilities. The role also supports and contributes to the preparation of specific sections of documents issued to senior management and to the Board such as the Strategy Implementation Plan (SIP).

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Accountabilities and responsibilities for this hands-on role are to be carried out under supervision of the Principal, Budget Reporting and Analysis. This role assists in delivering specific areas of the team’s work including:

  • Production monthly and other regular reporting to stakeholders, taking ownership of issues and helping drive through to resolution
  • Execution of month-end tasks such as budget transfers, data integrity checks, parked journals, management provisions, ensuring tight deadlines are met in order to provide timely information to stakeholders
  • Support in depth analysis of specific resource issues, such as productivity analysis and cost structure trends, and the development of proposals to senior management on the basis of the analysis
  • Maintains and enhances staff models and volume forecasts to establish budget headroom
  • Assists in preparation of forward-looking financial data, including forecasting and scenario analysis
  • Support the design, delivery and maintenance new visual reporting analytics and dashboards on staffing and expenditure, liaising with HR and IT where necessary
  • Monitoring the SAP BPC system functionality, data integrity and maintaining static financial data in SAP BPC and upstream source system SAP Financial. Maintain the SAP BPC application components (applications sets, packages, dimensions, reports, script logic etc.) to support management reporting needs for the group.
  • Act as a first point of contact for any queries on data and system issues, seeking guidance on complex issues before liaising with the IT department
  • Make recommendations for internal process and system improvements, supporting the wider team with delivering efficiency and performance improvements
  • Work with staff in other departments (e.g. budget officers) to reduce the timing to close the financial period through process improvements and automation
  • Implement, document and maintain procedures and timelines with regards to planning and reporting.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Qualified accountant or studying towards an accounting or CFA qualification preferred
  • Experience with provision of high quality management information and good understanding of data governance principles
  • Attention to detail and control mentality, ensuring consistency across reports in both visual layout and numeric output
  • Experience with creating and maintaining reporting packs in a multi-dimensional database environment
  • Excellent numeric and analytical skills, able to look at the detail without losing track of the big picture
  • Responsive to ad-hoc urgent requests from senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy under tight deadlines, with good organisation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a service mentality and ability to work effectively in a team, liaising with an extensive number of counterparties internally often dealing with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Advanced Excel (Formulas, Pivot) and PowerPoint skills coupled with the ability to manage large amounts of data and data modelling
  • Experience as a systems administrator or super-user with SAP BPC NW; Tableau and/or PowerBI preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

What is it like to work at the EBRD?

Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.

The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital transformation at the heart of what we do.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.