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Business and Planning Analyst III at M&T Bank

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Type: Full Time
Location: Buffalo, New York

Job Description:

Business & Planning Analyst III

Loan Administration

Credit Division

M&T Center

Buffalo, NY


Responsible for providing complex, non-routine analytical, technical and operational support at the business or department level. May act as project leader on less complex but highly visible projects.


The position is responsible for support in a variety of functions to include but not limited to the following:

Develop and produce complex 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 and P&L reporting. Report variances to management.

Research and gather business and financial information regarding business results. Perform basic ad-hoc 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, assist in developing project plans.

Act as project leader in the execution of various less complex and non-critical projects for the promotion and maintenance of the business.

May be involved, to some extent, in some or all of the following: (i) setting policy or developing and overseeing the implementation of procedures or controls related to compliance requirements within the overall business processes, (ii) directly or indirectly monitoring functions that, on a day-to-day basis, ensure that the procedures and controls are functioning as designed (e.g., reviewing and resolving exception reports or ensuring that exception reporting is occurring and/or providing reporting and trending of data for management), (iii) developing training of business line personnel regarding procedures and controls designed to ensure compliance with laws and/or regulations, (iv) performing or overseeing embedded compliance self-testing, or (v) managing examinations or audits involving regulatory matters and any resultant corrective actions.

Understand and adhere to the Companys risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Companys 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.


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

The position may act 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.


Provides guidance to junior analysts.


Bachelors degree in an applicable field (i.e. Business, Finance, Statistics, Marketing, MIS) or the equivalent in work experience.

Five to seven years experience in field.

Minimum two years prior departmental experience.

Skilled proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, database, graphing, presentation, and department specific software, with a working knowledge of financial models.

Excellent knowledge of Windows and PC software programs.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong analytical ability and creative problem solving skills.

Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel.

Ability to work independently and function as a member of a project team.

Ability to function as a project leader.

Detail oriented.


Two to three years banking industry experience.


At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.

M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.