Vice President

Date: 27 Mar 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

Who are we?

We are not your typical financial institution. It’s our people who make us a cut above. Here, every person is respected because of their differences, not in spite of them.

We pride ourselves on a culture of purpose, passion and compassion. At Mizuho, we provide the stability of an international industry leader with the career trajectory of a growing business. Our steady, strategic growth gives our people at all levels rewarding degrees of responsibility and a richer work experience than a boutique firm or an established giant could offer alone.

Working for Mizuho opens doors not just to a rewarding career with excellent prospects, but to lasting friendships with colleagues from diverse cultures. It’s the local expertise of our employees that makes our global network so powerful. By collaborating with colleagues and clients who have your same ambition, you can amplify your sphere of influence and base of knowledge as part of one of the largest—and growing—banks in the world.

What is the opportunity?

To assist the Management Accounting team to maintain and further develop the Management Accounting function at Mizuho. Provide expertise and ownership of the financial/management information systems within the function. Assist with the EMEA annual forecast and planning process.  Provide monthly analysis to Mizuho departments.

What will you be doing?

•             Assist with the production and the analysis of the monthly Management Committee report & CIB report.

•             Involvement in the annual planning process for the EMEA region and ensure all Head Office deadlines are met

•             Ensure data integrity in the management information systems TM1 and Anaplan

•             Maintenance and further development of the TM1 management information system

•             Act as a business partner to the assigned front offices in terms of understanding their expense results and identifying opportunities for savings using run rate analysis and regular performance meetings.

•             To understand and manage the monthly expense forecasting process and communicate any risks to the annual plan.

•             Assist with the calculation and communication of recharges for both inter-branch and inter-departmental.

•             Have a thorough understanding of a multi-departmental entity and cost allocation model.

•             Analyse expense trends and provide comments on comparison against budget, forecast and prior periods. 

•             Provide support and cover for the rest of the Management Accounting team.

•             Produce reports accurately and to deadline.

•             Effective communication and team work.

What do you need to succeed?

Essential:

•             Qualified (i.e. CIMA, ACCA).

•             Degree educated or equivalent.

•             Good overall understanding of large dataset interrogation and financial/management information systems.

•             Ability to deal with people at all levels to build strong relationships across the bank, EMEA and Head Office.

•             Proactive attitude and use own initiative.

•             Strong data manipulation, analysis and presentation skills.

•             Advanced MS Excel skills (including VBA programming).

•             Good understanding of accounting concepts.

•             Experience in budgeting and forecasting.

•             Keen interest in financial services products.

•             Driven to improve processes with a continuous improvement approach.

Desirable:

•             Experience of using Anaplan, Cognos TM1 and Sun Accounts.

Personal Skills

•             Team Working

•             Good Communication

•             Relationship Management

•             Customer Service

•             Planning and Organisation

•             Delivering results

•             Flexibility

What Mizuho can offer you

 

Here at Mizuho, there are fantastic progression opportunities and clear paths to promotion. We will give you ample opportunity to affect change and to help grow our business.

 

In addition to the great opportunity outlined above we are also currently able to offer:

 

  • Competitive starting salary, plus discretionary bonus
  • Non-contributory pension
  • 27 days’ annual leave (increasing with service)
  • Core working hours*
  • Hybrid working  - office and home based*
  • Virtual GP
  • Wellbeing benefits, including Mental Health Allies and First Aiders

 

*For applicable roles only

At Mizuho, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.

At Mizuho we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and equality, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive. We welcome applications from all sections of the community that we operate in and from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, beliefs, gender identities and disabilities

If you require more information about our equal opportunities policy or wish to discuss any accessibility requirements or reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team – recruitment@mhcb.co.uk and we will be happy to help.