Financial Analyst

London (Greater)
05 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a fast learner, highly motivated, with positive attitude and want to be part of a professional financial planning team in a first class Housing Association? 


This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to advance their analytical skills to support our strategic financial planning and investment decision making. Our turnover is £350m each year, and we’re in the process of growing our property investment programme to £400m each year. 


We need a Financial Analyst, qualified in accountancy, finance or similar, who can build, review, own and analyse a wide range of long term financial models. 


You’ll support the annual preparation of the corporate financial plan and mid-year reviews. You’ll assist preparing financial plan outputs for internal and external stakeholders. Your work will also involve reviewing and updating our in-house development appraisal model and providing day to day support to development colleagues. Reporting and improving development cash flow forecasting is also key to this role. Your work will also include Excel modelling of ad-hoc projects. 




  • Have advanced Excel skills
  • Have numeracy skills and be able to interpret and present information 
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Possess good technical and analytical skills
  • Be able to manage your workload to meet deadlines
  • Have a high level of personal integrity and tenacity in the conduct of your work. 

Other useful information  


Experience of working in social housing or property is not necessary for this role. 


Although this role is a full time we would consider four days a week instead of five days a week for the right candidate. 


The interview process will consist of questions relating to Optivo’s CORE values and technical questions relating to the job description. There may also be an Excel test.


Equal Opportunities

At Optivo our aim is to have a diverse and inclusive workforce where people are respected for who they are. We embrace and celebrate cultural diversity in the workplace and value the strengths it brings us as an organisation. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect irrespective of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We treat everyone we house, serve, employ and work with fairly and expect and encourage others to do the same.