Financial Analyst

Permanent
Central London,
£65-75K

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Description

A medium sized Management Consultancy firm, based in Central London, is currently looking to recruit an Analyst. You will be working on projects of various sizes within external clients, along side: Partners, Consultants and the wider business to provide key analysis, models and reports.

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Building financial models and develop business cases which are easily explained and can be handed over for use by non finance
  • Financial statement/management report analysis
  • Structuring and producing reports to present and summarise the outcomes of analysis work in an easily digestible format, for use at a working level with clients and consultants
  • Research to establish as-is financial baseline of client’s situation.
  • Supporting the project team and lead consultant by developing financial reports, financial analyses and business case financial models
  • Undertaking investment appraisals and building knowledge of non-financial analyses e.g. operational, commercial, and strategic – in a wide variety of situations and organisations.
  • Operating independently with external clients, initiating and forming relationships with key members of the project and relevant business function e.g. finance, sales etc.
  • Supporting the Head of Strategic Finance with the internal promotion of the function’s capability to consultants and partners
  • Responsibility for the technical modelling aspects of business cases, taking them from inception to completion

Core requirements:

  • ACA Qualified or equivalent with a university degree (2.1 or above)
  • Experience in a client facing analytical role – experience of financial / business modelling essential
  • Professional Services / Consultancy / Accounting Practice background preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have qualified in Audit but since moved into a Transactional Services/Corporate Finance/Advisory/M&A role, and is now looking for a first analytical role outside of Practice
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel experience (able to build financial models)

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: must be able to communicate effectively and confidently with colleagues and junior to middle ranking people in client organisations
  • Ability to break down problems and think conceptually
  • High attention to detail and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Flexible and willing to undertake a wide variety of challenging tasks with high energy
    Collaborative working style

Examples of specific experience that would be very useful:

  • Basic business case development
  • Auditing of excel based models
  • Financial statement analysis, including Gap analysis
  • Working capital, net debt and EBITDA analysis
  • Financial ratio analysis
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Investment appraisal, e.g. payback period, IRR, discounted cash flows, NPV
  • Valuation concepts & techniques e.g. WACC, net assets, DCF, intangible assets, equity method etc.