Apr 16, 2019

Corporate Finance Analyst / Corporate Finance Manager

  • Tate & Lyle
  • London, UK

Job Description

We are currently looking for either an Analyst, Senior Analyst or Manager.

 

 

Role purpose 
In our small, highly regarded team you will gather and analyse a broad variety of data sets which you will then consolidate in order to provide smart analytics and solutions for the team. This information will enable Group to make effective decisions relating to corporate finance related activities. The role has a high degree of visibility up to and including CFO level. 

 


Main accountabilities

  • Redesign and drive the Group’s Five-Year-Plan (5YP) financial model and execute financial analysis related to the annual 5YP forecasting process
  • Create high-quality presentations, briefing materials and approval papers related to a variety of finance topics for senior stakeholders including CEO, CFO and Board
  • Significantly contribute to the Group’s Capital Allocation Committee (CAC) process including scheduling and leading meetings, reviewing papers and providing meaningful feedback and guidance on best practice submissions
  • Gather Group capital expenditure budgets and track individual and overall spend against pre-defined targets and objectives
  • Swiftly and efficiently prepare of a broad range of ad-hoc financial analyses as required by senior stakeholders 
  • Continuously update and maintain corporate finance policies and procedures including capital allocation decision making and investment evaluation methodology (e.g. WACC, discount rate derivation), etc.
  • Implement initiatives which drive improvement in the Group’s cash flow and balance sheet position, including working capital optimisation 
  • Provide financial analysis and support to M&A activities which feed independent valuation, due diligence and capital allocation acquisition-related advice to the CFO
  • Forge and maintain strong working relationships with key Group and Business Unit functions 
  • Actively participate in initiatives which improve employee engagement in the team and the wider London office 
  • Proactively recommend new ways of working with a view to working in the most efficient way possible
  • Any other activities as discussed with the Line Manager

 


Skills and experience required  

  • Exceptional financial modelling skills and capability with Microsoft Excel 
  • Proven experience in building and operating complex financial and valuation models, preferably within a banking, advisory or PLC environment
  • Experience in producing briefing materials on a wide range of corporate finance matters for senior stakeholders 
  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint and Word skills and the ability to produce high quality presentation of financial analyses
  • Strong academic background with the ability to solve complex financial problems proactively
  • First class communication skills, able to convey complex concepts in a clear, articulate, engaging and structured manner
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, in an environment that is fast paced and demanding
  • Team player with the confidence and ability to work autonomously 
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally with a relevant professional qualification (Accountancy / CFA preferred)

 

Financial competencies

  • Insight Generation - Brings financial analysis and insights to colleagues across the business 
  • Risk & Control Orientation – Understands the importance of control excellence and continuous improvement as a fundamental underpin
  • Commercially Led - Supports the business to deliver  its commercial objectives through the effective provision of finance services

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