Lead FP&A Analyst

  • Metro Bank
  • Holborn, London, UK
  • Mar 24, 2020
Full time Finance

Job Description

Are you a financial professional with a passion for providing insights and informing business strategy? Can you challenge the status quo and drive forward the right decisions? Do you want to work for a Bank that is revolutionising the entire industry? If yes, then we may have the role for you!
Our Financial Planning & Analysis team sit at the very core of our Bank. Their forecasting and long-term strategic planning enable us to determine how we can continually provide amazing customer service and create fans in the future.  As a Lead FP&A Analyst you will own key financial planning and analysis processes and support the execution of the bank’s strategy. You will lead complex processes and deliver insights to the business whilst engaging and influencing Bank executives.  
So what would you be doing?...
• Budgeting, forecasting and monitoring performance against the bank’s long term plan• Analysing enterprise-wide strategy, including: business performance optimisation, long-term strategic planning, capital raises and acquisitions • Working closely with the business to provide insights into risks and opportunities and support decision-making• Driving process efficiency and effectiveness• Providing input into board papers & investment packs whilst working to tight deadlines
You need to be this kind of person…
• Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience for customers• Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment• Prepared to stick at something – we wonder what might be the issue if someone has jumped from job to job as we want people who are prepared to learn and grow • Care about doing a great job and exceeding expectations with the quality of what you do
And... we are a bank so risk is a part of everything we do. We love people who take responsibility, do the right thing for customers, colleagues and Metro Bank and have the courage to call out any concerns.
We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to do most of these wonderful things...
• Understand the risks associated with your job and what that means for you, Metro Bank and all our stakeholders• You can demonstrate strong analytical skills and have previous experience in financial planning & analysis, or a related role• You have worked within a financial services organisation and understand the banking sector• Naturally, you will be a strong modeller with excellent Excel and Powerpoint skills and be confident analysing large data sets• You will have an accountancy qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA• You will be able to deal with ambiguity, develop recommendations and drive solutions proactively in order to look after complex processes with multiple stakeholders 

Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box.  We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked.  So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Please note that sometimes we may close a job earlier for applications if we are inundated with amazing candidates.. Good luck!