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Financial Analyst

Company: Western Asset Management
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Make your Mark on the Bottom Line

The financial analyst will be an integral part of the Financial Planning and Analysis team by creating annual budgets and periodic forecasts, preparing budget variance reviews, analyzing financial trends and preparing periodic management reports that address financial performance. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in accounting and finance, demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, be detail-oriented, technologically savvy, and work independently.

What you will do

  • Prepare and update budgets and forecasts for multiple offices with guidance from country controllers and other key personnel.
  • Analyze monthly budget variances and document findings. Proactively address accounting and/or operational issues identified during budget-variance analyses.
  • Prepare periodic and ad hoc reports (financial reviews) for Sr. Management.
  • Develop and/or enhance budgeting/forecasting models.

Where analytical ability comes first

You will collaborate with the wider team to provide the Financial Planning and Analysis activities for the firm. Ready to deal with multiple, challenging demands, you'll be highly energetic, motivated, client-focused and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities. You'll thrive in our non-hierarchical, entrepreneurial culture where your exceptional accounting skills will be appreciated and your input valued.

What you will bring

  • BS in Finance or Accounting.
  • Excellent working knowledge of accounting.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • 3-6 years of work experience in an Accounting or Finance position.
  • Excel skills - financial modeling and knowledge of various functions (pivot tables, V-Lookups, macros).
  • An aptitude for learning and using new technologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong track record of ethical behavior as the employee will be exposed to confidential financial information.
  • CPA or CFA
  • Familiarity with the investment management industry.

About Western Asset

At Western Asset we're saying hello to the future. Committed to being the leading fixed-income investment management firm in the world, we're investing in new technologies, methodologies and markets. We're also investing in our people. Our business is guided by a belief in doing the right thing: that if we treat our clients and colleagues with fairness and respect, success will follow. We're building on our reputation and resources with an entrepreneurial approach that drives innovation. Every day is an opportunity for us to get better by making the most of the possibilities that our people and ideas can bring.

Keywords: Western Asset Management, Pasadena , Financial Analyst, Other , Pasadena, California

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