Finance Analyst

Michael Page Finance
United Kingdom
£40000 - £60000 per annum
05 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

This is an investigative and analytical role within Regulatory Finance looking at an area of Price Control. Price controls are needed as these networks of providers are natural monopolies and therefore there is no realistic way of introducing competition across the whole sector.

Client Details

Our client seeks to protect and support the Consumer. The way in which we do this is by promoting value for money and promoting security of supply and sustainability, for current and future consumers, domestic and industrial users.

Our client are a diverse and vibrant organisation, with the majority of our staff working in London and Glasgow offices, we are looking for a high quality Finance Analyst for the London location.

We aim to attract, support, retain and motivate our staff by making sure that they have the skills and knowledge to perform their roles effectively and provide them with development opportunities to build a career. Support for training is excellent and new recruits will be expected to go on a number of tailored, relevant courses.


The particular topics that this Finance Analyst role will be investigating and analysing some of the following features :-

  • The risk, if any, - both systemic and project, if relevant - to which operators are exposed
  • The cost of debt, both new and embedded, reviewing the approaches adopted by other regulators and recent public comments
  • The role of income adjusting events, exceptional events and the sharing mechanism
  • Gearing levels
  • Risk free rate
  • Equity risk premium
  • Equity beta
  • Indexation of RAV and/or allowed revenue - RPI, CPI or CPIH? Allowance for Real Price Effects
  • The UKRN study focussing on the cost of equity, due to report during September 17
  • Transaction costs for raising debt and equity
  • PPP/PFI and other comparators
  • Depreciation policy
  • Financeability


The successful finance analyst will be qualified in either CIMA, CFA, ACA, or ACCA.

They will also hold the following skills:

  • The ability to understand and analyse complex financial concepts
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Advanced/complex financial modelling
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to present information effectively
  • Experience of price controls, possibly working within another Regulator or regulated company, would be preferable

Job Offer

Pension Scheme: Civil Service

Lifestyle options: Supporting working parents, supporting carers, supporting you

Flexible working: Our staff have the right to request alternative work patterns, eg part-time or compressed hours. The technology is also in place to allow staff to work from home. We will consider requests to work in alternative patterns or to work from home but the final decision is of course dependent on our operational needs.

Childcare vouchers: We work with a voucher supplier to provide staff who have parental responsibilities with the option of saving up to on £243 per month on the tax of their salary to pay nursery or childcare providers.

Holiday: On appointment you will be entitled to 25 days paid annual leave, which increases to 30 days after two years service. Existing civil servants with more than two years' service are automatically entitled to 30 days paid annual leave. In addition, there are 10.5 days public and privilege holidays per year.

Season Ticket Loan/Cycle to Work Scheme: On joining us, you may apply for an annual, interest-free, season ticket loan, or a bicycle loan.

Other benefits include: Private healthcare

'London' 'Finance Analyst' 'Public Sector' 'Government'

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