Senior Financial Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
13 Aug 2022
03 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

The Business Partnering team within LFO support a variety of business heads with all finance related activities. This includes MI production, expense and headcount management, commentary, budgeting and forecasting, product analysis, ad-hoc analysis and business plans.

This role, along with the AVP - Finance Business Partner into which the role reports, will primarily be responsible for product and real assets for the EMEA & APAC businesses, focusing on profitability modelling, financial analysis and support for product development and production of regular reporting for business partners.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
  • Develop, enhance and run forecasting/planning models and perform variance analysis. Create routine reporting by driving variance analysis - focus on providing business context. Assist in developing commentary around business results. Perform independent analysis using multiple data sources to derive root cause and track benefits of past.
  • Produce insightful & well thought out ad hoc financial reports and analyses on a timely, accurate and consistent basis as required
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other members of the Finance team to ensure qualitative, well thought out reporting from Finance in the eyes of the wider business
  • Improve the level of understanding of the financial data in the team to enable its members to better assist and support the business
  • Increase Finance's profile throughout the organisation by the production of value added management information and the contribution of strong financial direction

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to complete financial modelling tasks and financial analysis using spreadsheets and/or other tools.
  • Previous experience in financial or analytical role.
  • Experience applying accounting and financial concepts to interpret and solve business problems.
  • Able to create outputs that support decisions.
  • Effective communication skills, with ability to verbally present findings to management.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of finance, accounting, and analytical skills

Desired Capabilities

Desired Capabilities:
  • If you also had this, it would be great....
  • Experience in building relationships that influence and establish credibility across an organization
  • Experience in using data extraction tools such as Essbase/SQL/Business Objects

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