Legg Mason

  • Financial Analyst, Business Support

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
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  • Position Overview

    Are you a relationship builder with exceptional financial analysis skills and planning experience? If so, check us out! Our Corporate Finance team is seeking an analytical, experienced Financial Analyst to join the Finance Business Support team and serve as a Business Partner to various business units. 


    As a Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for the production of management reports, analytics, the annual multi-year budget and forecast processes as well as adhoc requests as appropriate. You will offer financial assistance and further analysis in support of continued business growth. The position requires you to think creatively, take initiative, offer up ideas/suggestions and make decisions while being able to challenge the status quo. Given the interaction with multiple stakeholders, building and maintaining relationships and excellent communication skills are essential.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the financial planning process inclusive of the annual plan and monthly projection updates for the US Business Support group
    • Prepare monthly management reporting and analysis for the US Business Support Group including variance analysis, budget tracking, and sales analytics
    • Provide business and financial analytical support related to the US Sales Business Support team’s business leaders
    • Partner with business units in decision making and problem solving
    • Build relationships across the Finance department and Business Support functions
    • Support the revenue accounting month-end close process including journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and variance analysis
    • Attend meetings to review and discuss performance, business initiatives, and ongoing reporting/analysis requirements
    • Complete other ad-hoc requests and support the business in their decision making


    • 3+ years of relevant experience 
    • Demonstrated ability to pay persistent attention to detail, while maintaining an overall view of the situation and the “big picture”
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently and collaborate with other team members to achieve tasks, goals and expectations of the Business Support Team
    • Superior analytical skills with good attention to detail and ability to deliver work to a high level of accuracy
    • Demonstrates professional approach to work by taking ownership and being accountable
    • Ability to adapt communication method and style to suit audience and message
    • Ability to identify and anticipate problems and make recommendations; solutions-oriented
    • Previous financial services industry experience a plus, with financial experience related to planning, budgeting, forecasting and analytics
    • Excel proficiency required (e.g. Vlookup, pivot tables)
    • Experience with Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) a plus

    What’s in it for you:

    • Competitive pay and benefits, including medical, 401K match, profit sharing and more (learn more)
    • A culture where continuous improvement, innovation, and growth are top of mind, and diversity & inclusion is paramount
    • Extensive paid time off, including 12 weeks' paid parental leave for all regular employees
    • A learning culture that promotes and supports learning and development; we also offer $8K/year year in tuition reimbursement
    • Working alongside the industry’s best and brightest; we hire people just like you every day!
    • Company-provided Care.com membership
    • Discounts to area fitness centers, large retail chains, cell phone providers and more
    • Dress for your Day dress code -- break out your jeans and sneakers!

    Company Overview

    Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today. 


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