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MasterCard Finance Business Partner Services (Relaunch Your Career) in Waterloo, Belgium

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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 at 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.

Job Title

Finance Business Partner Services (Relaunch Your Career)


This role is part of Mastercard’s Relaunch Your Career program. This is a 16-week paid placement that helps people who have had a career break return to work. You will have the chance to be part of a dynamic team, lead engaging projects, plus receive on-the-job training and coaching and support. At the end of the paid placement, there is a potential for you to be hired in a permanent role. This position is at the mid-career level.

Role overview:

o Being part of the Financial Planning & Analysis team in Europe, this role supports and partners with 2 key Business Units within the Company: Data & Services (D&S) and Cyber & Intelligence Solutions (C&IS).

o The FP&A team in Europe is mainly responsible for the Company’s financial quarterly forecast, annual budgeting process, operating & planning variance analysis, and special projects. Apart from that collaboration & partnering with the Business is a crucial aspect of the role.

o The person 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 provide insights & support to our internal business partners, in order to support the implementation of the company’s strategy & objectives.

• Are you a motivated graduate eager to start his/her first career job in the financial planning field?

• Are you excited to support one of the fastest growing Business Units within Mastercard?

• Can you communicate well with others, both by e-mail as in conversation?


o Supports annual budget and quarterly performance reviews & forecast cycles, enabling efficient & effective execution of key planning deliverables

o Supporting the alignment of regional & corporate processes and outcomes during the budgeting and quarterly performance review cycles

o Provides insights & analytics on financials and manages opportunities & risks

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 Assists with strategy and process improvements related to budgeting, forecasting, systems and other key areas to ensure alignment with market objectives

o Supporting revenue-generating activities such as new product/service launches & pricing initiatives

o Developing & improving (monthly) reporting & analysis package for the Divisions across Europe

o Acting as a trusted representative of the Product teams towards the Finance organization & vice versa

o Engaging with the Europe Product team by providing valuable feedback and analysis in order to stimulate objective achievement and overall development of the business, while remaining compliant to financial guidelines and processes

What we offer to help you find your way as a Relauncher:

• A 16-week program, on a paid fixed-term contract

• Comprehensive learning resources to help you settle in and grow – from learning about our business, to workshops on presentations and networking, online learning and coaching from managers

• A structured ‘Getting Started’ program

• An engaging and stimulating project to work on

• A career buddy assigned from day one

• A supportive manager equipped to help people return to work, with regular check-in sessions

• Depending on availability and our selection criteria, the chance to be hired for a permanent role

All About you:

o University degree in Finance or Economics

o Computer literate with basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Excel

o Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency

o High standards of accuracy and precision

o Good organizational, data management and analysis skills

o Ability to manage tight deadlines and to perform well under pressure

o Team oriented with the ability to communicate effectively and develop solid working relationships across multiple levels

o Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills

o Fast learner and able to link diverse sources of information including the ability to handle confidential information

o Fluency in English, any other language is a plus

Relaunch Your Career is for People Who:

• Have taken a career break of around two years or more

• Are interested in returning to work on a permanent basis

• Have previous experience at mid-management level, ideally gained in technology, financial services and professional services organizations

• Are team players, collaborative, excellent relationship builders and influencers, great problem solvers and adaptable

• Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Requisition ID: R-114358