Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based in our New York City office:
What can you expect?
Mercer is the industry leader in helping companies create dynamic solutions that make a difference in the moments that matter. We are looking for a Finance Analyst to join our team. As a Finance Analyst, you will be part of the US & Canada Regional FP&A team working on forecasting, budgeting, client profitability and analytics into revenue and expense metrics. The Finance team also has multiple stakeholders including Mercer/MMC executive management, Investor Relations, Board of Directors, and Line of Business leaders. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain detailed knowledge and insight into the Health business and operating dynamics of Mercer. The role will be supporting the US Health Business ($1.3B revenue) with collaboration across the broader FP&A team.
What is in it for you?
Culture of internal mobility, collaboration and extraordinary career opportunities through our four businesses: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter, and Oliver Wyman, each consistently ranked the industry leader in their fields
Competitive pay and outstanding benefits to help colleagues and their families live better - physically, mentally, and financially
Access to ongoing training and development via MMC's Finance Academy
Opportunity to work with a dynamic business that's growing and innovating
Company with a strong Brand and strong results to match
Opportunity to support the workforce for one of America's Best Large Employers (named by Forbes two years in row), Most Sustainable Companies (named by Barron's 100), and a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and been recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality in the US
Generous time away from the office and paid time off to give back through non-profit community service
Employee Resource Groups which provide access to leaders, relevant volunteer and mentoring opportunities, and interactions with counterparts in industry groups and client organizations
We will count on you to:
Compile financial data and quantitative analyses to support sound and defensible recommendations
Review and analyze basic financial planning information and reports in order to make recommendations to management.
Support month-end close process by reviewing recurring/standard and ad hoc reports, develop understanding of our P&L structure and variances to budget and prior year.
Assist and evaluate the development of financial plans by identifying financial outcomes and potential returns.
Update financial database by identifying sources of information and entering, verifying, and securing data.
Review data extracts from Mercer's data warehouse to support key strategic initiatives.
Assist in the preparation of financial presentations using a variety of formats, displays, reproduction of charts, graphs, and econometric models.
Proactively suggest and implement changes to streamline processes and improve effectiveness of support that Finance provides to the business leaders.
Support the development of budgets and forecasts.
Research, identify, and explain revenue, expense, and operational variances to highlight areas of risk and opportunities to improve.
Provide support on sales tracking, performance reporting, forecasting and analysis
Assist with audit activities for requirements compliance.
Work with peers across Mercer, including exposure to Senior Business and Finance leaders.
Maintain compliance with regulatory standards as applicable.
What you need to have:
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
3 - 7 years in an accounting or financial analysis role
Exceptional skills in financial modeling to execute the forecast, financial planning and reporting processes
Self-motivated with the ability to function independently in a fast pace environment
Desire to learn and ability to apply new concepts and strong communications skills
Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
What makes you stand out:
Adept at applying technology and interfacing with the company's information technology teams to develop additional financial reporting tools
Knowledge with financial systems (Oracle, Essbase)
Desire to learn and ability to apply new concepts
Strong communications skills
By completing our a video assessment, you will get a chance to show who us who you really are, insight into the type of work you'll cover and and a development opportunity:
We look forward to learning more about you!
Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit https://www.me.mercer.com/. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.
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