Finance Analyst

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28 February 2021
Triodos Bank
Location: Bristol
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Job Description

About the role

Triodos Bank is one of Europes leading sustainable banks, whose mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. We are excited to be recruiting for a Finance Analyst to join us! Reporting to the Head of Treasury and Financial Planning, the Finance Analyst will also support Financial Planning & Analysis, Treasury and Asset & Liability Management (ALM). Key responsibilities include:

Financial planning, budgeting, analysis, and business challenge:

-Support the planning, budgeting and forecasting process, ensuring its efficiency and accuracy, and identifies bottlenecks in the process and makes proposals for improvement and implements the improvements

-Manage planning, budgeting and forecasting sub-processes

-Analyse and challenge business performance, identifying potential improvements, and KPIs to support change;

-Track progress against financial and non-financial strategic deliverables;

-Identify and track appropriate KPIs to monitor delivery of business goals, and communicate implications to Finance team, Treasury and other CMT members as necessary;

-Support in developing mechanisms to articulate and monitor implementation of strategic plans.

-Liaise with and challenge team leaders on lending, deposit and other income generation activities;

-Liaise with the Financial Controller on cost and efficiency tracking and planning;

Treasury Front and Middle Office and Asset and Liability Management:

-Prepare monthly reports for UK ALCO. Take minutes and ensure actions are followed up;

-Support for the local Asset and Liability Management (ALM) Governance Framework and ensuring that all the ALM policies are aligned with the ALM Governance Framework;

-Lead the liaison with Group ALM for the maintenance of the Interest Rate Risk Models and Interest Rate Risk Reporting;

-Support for the design and maintenance of the Funding and Capital Models, Funding Reporting and the Capital Reporting;

-Maintain liquidity and investment forecasts and reports and does do daily proposals;

-Maintain the Recovery and Resolution Plan and Contingency Funding Plan;

-Support the maintenance of the ICAAP and ILAAP, responsible for the preparation and maintenance of parts of ICAAP and ILAAP and Recovery Plan;

-Support for monitoring adherence to the Local and Group Risk Appetite Statements (RAS).

Daily liquidity management:

-Responsible for preparing and monitoring the daily liquidity, counterparty, investment and FX position. Ensure the efficiency of this process;

-Provide/review FX quotes for customer transactions and understand liquidity and FX exposure implications and actions

-Propose monetary deposits and monetary borrowing decisions;

-Perform periodic review of counterparties for cash management and investment purposes

Business and other projects:

-Collate and co-ordinate responses to information requests from group and external parties, and for other presentations by senior management;

-Lead and support delivery of Business Projects within the Finance team

Triodos Bank is proud of its culture, ethos and ability to make a positive change in society. It is important that candidates evidence a strong commitment to Triodos Banks core values of ethical sustainability and transparency, as well as the personal qualities to live these values.

It is essential to have an appropriate accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or be progressing towards this. Financial services experience would be an advantage. An ability to understand and refine complex financial models, and to understand the mathematical principles behind them, is important. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft packages, especially Excel, or the proven aptitude to acquire such skills, is therefore also important.

The role requires the ability to work to tight deadlines, good organisational skills, and the ability to interact with many levels of the business with credibility and friendly professionalism. Clear and concise written and oral communication skills are important. The role also requires a commercial approach, and a hunger and aptitude to understand and challenge the banks business model.

What we offer

In return for your commitment and hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary of up to £35,000 (depending on experience). We believe people should be properly and appropriately paid for their work but that there should also be a fair distribution of the value the bank generates, which is why we do not have performance related pay or bonuses. Instead, we have an extensive benefits package where most of our benefits are non-contributory. Our benefits include:

-Non-contributory pension scheme from your first day of 8% in year 1 and 10% from year 2 onwards

-Life Assurance (worth 4 times basic pay)

-Income Protection - 75% of basic pay after 13 weeks sick and following six months service

-Private Medical Insurance (non-contributory introduction level)

-A Health Cash Plan (non-contributory introduction level)

-Vitality Leave After each 7 years of service, you will be able to take a sabbatical of up 3 months

-25 days (FTE) plus bank holidays per annum with additional increase in holiday though length of service (up to 5 days FTE)

-A buy and sell holiday scheme of up to 5 days (FTE) to maximum of 30 days

-Season Ticket Loan available for commuting into the office

-A wellbeing allowance of £100 a year

-Voluntary benefits, including discounts and cycle to work scheme

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.