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Business and Planning Analyst IV - 3DGPX in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

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Business & Planning Analyst IV Buffalo, NY    
THE OPPORTUNITY:
Facilitates moderately complex to complex technical projects from proposal through post implementation. Consults with internal application owners to identify their requirements in application look and feel to the end user and provides appropriate feedback. Serves as project lead to ensure test plans and functional specifications for assigned projects are completed in a timely basis and meet established milestones. Completes various system testing activities not covered by clients completing User Acceptance Testing (UAT) or other teams. Serves as mentor to less experienced staff by assisting with application training, research analysis and project methodology consultation  

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and produce complex ad hoc and automated departmental reports and spreadsheets to include but not limited to project or product strategy analysis, profitability, historical reporting, work flow analysis, and financial analysis.
Perform budget, P&L reporting and other business reporting. Report variances to management. Make recommendations on variances and methods to increase efficiency, lower costs, etc.

Research and gather business and financial information regarding business results. Perform complex analyses to support business decisions. Provide feedback to management regarding results. Make recommendations on findings to management.

Design and implement complex and highly specialized PC based models to support business decisions, making recommendations to management based on research and financial analysis.

Develop a thorough understanding of the business and its functions, processes and operations. Keep abreast of business and market trends which may affect business department.

Participate in the planning and implementation of new projects, products, programs, and plans to achieve short and long term business objectives; develop project plans.

Act as project leader in the execution of various complex and highly visible projects for the promotion and maintenance of the business.
May have direct management responsibilities.

Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.

Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.

Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.

Complete other related duties as assigned.

NATURE AND SCOPE:
The position requires substantial interaction with both internal and external contacts in order to obtain pertinent information.

The position acts as liaison between department and other business units on various projects.

The incumbent works independently under very limited supervision as well as a member or a project leader of a project team.

Serves as resource for junior employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ related experience or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 7 years’ higher education and/or work experience including a minimum of 7 years’ related experience
 
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong analytical ability and creative problem solving skills.
Ability to function as a project leader.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel.
Ability to work independently and function as a member of a project team.
Detail oriented.
Excellent knowledge of Windows and PC software programs.
Minimum of 3 years banking industry experience.
Minimum 3 years prior departmental experience.
Highly skilled proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, database, graphing, presentation, and department specific software, with a working knowledge of financial models.

ABOUT M&T
At M&T, we understand what's important when you're considering a career change: a company with a solid history of responsible growth and positive earnings. A company committed to the communities it serves, one that rewards performance and provides employees with opportunities to direct their own career paths. M&T is a company with a focus on the future. M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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