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Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis



IT, Accounting & Finance
1410 Waterloo, Belgium
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis Overview:
This position will report into the Director - Financial Planning & Analysis Europe
The FP&A Europe team is the regional team supporting our CFO and our Executive Management by providing Finance reporting and guidance.

The person selected will be part of the finance business partner team dedicated P&I, NPP and Marketing and will work in close collaboration with other teams across the Finance organization, as well as with our Global Product team & local Business Partners.
The objective is to own the day-to-day operations, provide insights & support to support and drive the implementation of the company’s strategy & objectives and implement process improvements.
This position will be part of a team that acts as real finance partner to the European P&E, NPP and Marketing team


o Critical participation during the yearly assessment of Regional products sizes and market shares. Active and critical support during the project liaising with the internal market stakeholders, the corporate FP&A team and the external consultants
o Support in the annual budget exercise, quarterly performance reviews & forecast cycles, enabling efficient & effective execution of key planning deliverables
o Provides valuable insights & analytics on financials and manages opportunities & risks, actively cooperates with the Business to construct a clear view on expected performance
o Embodies leading beyond finance by partnering with regions, business units, business partners and corporate to assist in developing, analyzing, and validating new business opportunities
o Cooperates on strategy and process improvements related to budgeting, forecasting, systems, and other key areas to ensure alignment with market objectives
o Supports revenue-generating activities such as new product/service launches & pricing initiatives
o Development, improvement & automation of reporting & analysis package across Europe
o Acting as a trusted representative of the Core product teams towards the Finance organization & vice versa
o Engaging with the Europe Product team by providing valuable feedback and analysis to stimulate objective achievement and overall development of the business, while remaining compliant to financial guidelines and processes.
o Participating in the Strategic Planning of our long-term product performance

All About you:

o Bachelor or master’s degree in finance or Economics
o Prior experience in financial planning, analysis & forecasting or related Finance field.
o Knowledge of financial reporting systems (e.g. Hyperion, Oracle) and experience with combining and/or consolidating environments including multiple data sources.
o Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Highly proficient using MS Excel.
o Strong communication and relationship management skills, with ability to influence others.
o Great team player.
o Possess situational awareness to understand needs of various stakeholders across business, finance, and other cross-functional and external teams.
o Work and think independently. Ability to navigate unfamiliar situations, provide narrative and rationale for financial analysis.
o Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency with high standards of accuracy and precision
o Good organizational, data management and analysis skills

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.