Trainee Commercial Finance Analyst

Recruiter
Lowell Group
Location
Leeds
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
14 May 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Trainee Commercial Finance Analyst

Location: Leeds

Salary: £18,000- £25,000 dependent on experience + Study Support + 3% flexible benefits + discretionary bonus + contributory pension

Lowell Group is a rapidly expanding innovative business that requires a Commercial Finance Analyst to join our Commercial Finance team. This brand new role, based in the UK, will be to assist in the preparation of external reporting, namely Investor Relations (IR) materials (quarterly and annual publications), peer benchmarking assessments and analysis, and to assist with any Group Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity.

You'll be responsible for:

Investor Relations (IR)

Assisting with the production of materials for three quarterly results calls (Interim Management Statements) a year, together with the production of more extensive materials for the Group's annual results. Key requirements include the initial data gathering which will underpin the external materials, first stage analysis of the Group's financial performance (both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter analysis) alongside input to the drafting of external communication materials, namely presentations, scripts, Q&A packs etc.
First line analysis of financial performance of the Group relative to its peer group in terms of key financial performance indicators, and maintenance of peer benchmarking reviewsMergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Assistance with all activities related to M&A projects, namely project support and first level assessment with some exposure to initial due diligence and financial analysis
On-going assessment of opportunities within the market and drafting supporting analysisOther

Ad hoc analysis as required to support specific work/projectsRequired Qualifications

2:1 degree and good levels of Mathematics and English; or
3, A*- B A-level qualifications and good levels of Mathematics and EnglishYou'll need to have

Strong attention to detail
Analytical and Investigative skills
Intermediate Excel and PowerPoint skills
Good organisation skills
Pro-active and able to work on their own initiative
Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team
Ability to work under pressure
Keen to learn and develop
Willing to travel to overseas office if required. Travel is not likely to be extensive but may be required periodically or to establish specific projectsThe Benefits:

Competitive salary with annual bonus
Contributory pension
3% flexible benefits - including cycle to work, critical illness, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, travel insurance, dining club, retail discounts and the option to buy up to one week's worth of holiday subject to start date
Free shuttle bus from Leeds City Centre
Subsidised on-site restaurant
Free on-site gym
Excellent coaching and trainingIf this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you.

So, apply today - what have you got to lose

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