Senior Financial Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
03 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

Responsible for producing, understanding and presenting both the regional and global CTI (Ameriprise's Global Asset Management business) financial results. Alongside regular and ad-hoc reporting, you will conduct business performance analysis to identify and resolve/escalate issues. There is a high focus on team leadership, continual role improvement and the role holder will be expected to play a strong leadership role for the global team's BAU and project activities.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
  • Understand and analyze all aspects of monthly/quarterly financial within the regional and Global Asset Management business.Develop a deep understanding of financial results across regional and Global Asset Management, including P&L drivers, business metrics, and other key trends.
  • Develop reports and variance analysis, develop "the story" around monthly results and write resulting commentary.
  • Identify issues that are worthy of further root cause analysis and determine process/data sources to deal with them including performing more complex data analysis and forecasting.
  • Provide strong thought and process leadership including process improvements contributing to the globalization of the team
  • Work closely with and play a leading role in directing and reviewing work of team members in India
  • Review results with VP level business partners, present regional and global results and partner to determine critical issues.
  • Run models and perform complex variance analysis. Develop assumptions by working with business leaders. Present implication to business management.
  • Potential to support business results and relationships on an ad-hoc basis by developing deep analysis to determine future implications of business decisions. Perform end-to-end business case analysis looking at quantitative and qualitative aspects of a decision. Provide initial recommendation based on these analyses.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent years of experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience.
  • Previous experience in financial or analytical roles, preferably within the asset management industry.
  • Results-focused with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment.
  • Proactive change agent with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality deliverables relative to target dates
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to complete complex detailed financial modeling and analysis using spreadsheets and/or other tools.
  • Experience applying accounting and financial concepts to interpret and solve business problems.
  • Proven ability to pro-actively manage multiple tasks with minimal direction and support.
  • Proven ability to take outputs of detailed financial analysis and summarize for senior leadership.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to present findings to senior management both verbally and in written communication, and influence various levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of finance, accounting and analytical skills.
  • Independent problem solver able to pro-actively resolve issues by thinking through solutions and partnering closely with business partners.

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great....
  • Advanced degree/certification.
  • Experience in team leadership responsibilities.
  • Experience working in multi-location teams, including remote management
  • Experience of Execution Focused Leadership.
  • Experience working with External Reporting and Investor Relations

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