Financial Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
16 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 Finance Business Partner in to which the role reports, will primarily be responsible for the Alternatives businesses, focusing on profitability modeling, planning & forecasting and production of regular reporting for business partners.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
  • Develop and run forecasting/planning models.
  • Create routine reporting for the business using multiple data sources & assist in developing commentary around business results.
  • Produce ad hoc financial analyses on a timely, accurate and consistent basis as required.
  • Maintain & enhance where possible profitability models.
  • 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
  • Helps increase finance's profile throughout the organisation by aiding in the production of value added management information.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Demonstrates the ability to complete financial modeling tasks and financial analysis using spreadsheets and/or other tools.
  • Previous experience in financial or analytical role within financial services industry.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of finance, accounting and analytical skills.
  • Experience applying accounting and financial concepts to interpret and solve business problems.
  • Able to create outputs that support decisions.

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great....
  • Experience in using data extraction tools such as Essbase/SQL/Business Objects
  • Experience in building relationships with business partners

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