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FP & A Analyst

Trace Recruit Limited
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Job Role
Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified, CIMA
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** If you're a Finance Analyst and are bored with the day-to-day reporting and want to be part of creating a special team and function, please read this**

We're recruiting for this newly created role within one of the fastest-growing UK Challenger Banks, based in the City.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone to really put their stamp on an ambitious and growing business by helping to implement and improve high-level Financial Planning & Analysis to support the decision making of the CFO and the board.

You will work closely with the Head of FP & A, FP & A Manager and non-finance colleagues, playing a key role in building a best in class commercial Finance function that is aimed at supporting the future growth and decision making of the business. You will develop and improve new systems, controls and ways of working as well as building strong relationships with all teams across the business.

As well as the 'the build' there will be BAU responsibilities in terms of forecasting, planning, budgeting, analysis and decision support.

This is a truly commercial role and we need to find a candidate with genuine gravitas who can support the demands of a high-performing leadership team in a young company.



  • Monthly management reporting (includes Financial Performance Review Pack, ALCO Pack, CFO Reports)
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual budget and forecast reporting and analysis
  • Cost analysis and decision support
  • Ad-hoc business case analysis and interrogation
  • Capital and liquidity reporting, forecasting and analysis
  • Production of high-level MI
  • Data analysis and production (must have strong excel skills)
  • Lots of process improvement, mapping, correction and implementation

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 2-5 years' experience within FP&A / Business Partnering
  • Financial Services experience is essential
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Strong business partnering skills, with the ability to articulate the drivers of financial performance to business stakeholders ('tell the story')
  • Ability to work with stakeholders to optimise performance / harness opportunities / mitigate risks
  • Curiosity in abundance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Cultural fit is key, and in this instance, we need someone who is energetic, driven and genuinely commercially oriented but who also has a pro-active attitude and is super inquisitive!

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