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      Investment Accountant

      Are you an FP&A Analyst or Finance Business Partner in the financial services sector looking for a new opportunity in a firm that unshackles small and medium sized businesses from their cashflow pressures enabling growth. This firm offers asset backed lending to a variety of businesses in over 300 industry sectors all around the world, and theyre constantly coming up with new products to offer. As an Investment Accountant, part of your responsibility will be the stress testing, analysis and appraisal of these new products and business cases. Ranked in the top 50 places to work in The Sunday Times Best Companies to work, this isnt a role youll want to miss out on!

      Key responsibilities:
      To analyse and validate project financials supporting the business justifications in order to deliver a high level of financial robustness and rigour.
      From a commercial and strategic standpoint, stress test the business case assumptions, challenging project teams as needed, for example, modelling a range of scenarios and sensitivities to offer an insight on the project’s financial risk.
      Assisting project teams as needed, as well as developing a set of tools and rules to ensure uniform investment appraisal and business case presentations.
      Provide financial analysis, accounting skills, commercial and business insight, and a strategic fit study to the project.
      Provide a summary of residual risk and ongoing concerns connected to investment projects, as well as their interdependencies with other projects and their impacts on the wider organisation
      Keep extensive supporting documentation (working papers, final business cases, and models) for a clear audit trail and proof of the review process.
      Evaluate the post-implementation reviews
      Assisting the Chief Operating Officer with financial matters. To assist and collaborate in important decision-making, investment appraisals, budget performance, and management reporting.
      Create KPI analysis to measure and support the functional activities of the Chief Operating Officer (COO). These KPIs will be incorporated into an automated MI pack to help with goal-setting, demonstrating efficiency, and supporting future decision-making
      To enable for consistent analysis and monitoring, KPIs will be introduced into the investment case process.
      Assist with the development of a three-year budget and operating plan.
      Ad hoc financial modelling
      Ensure that all Governance and Compliance requirements are met, and that all Regulatory Bodies’ reporting and reviewing tasks are completed to the required standards.

      You need to be:
      A qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 1 or 2 years post qualified experience in industry
      Persuasive and influential, with a good balance between having polite bedside manner and the confidence and eloquence to challenge both superiors and juniors
      Someone with strong Excel proficiency
      Experienced in projects based environments
      A clear and concise communicator

      The role will be paying GBP60-70,000 plus bonus and benefits.

      If youre interested in immediate consideration or would like to ask any questions about the role, please get in touch with Freddie Bermingham at Trace Recruitment