Financial Strategy Manager
Our client, established in 2005, is a London Stock Exchange listed and leading European asset manager, specialising in the purchase, collection and servicing of non-performing loans. Their portfolio consists of a broad array of consumer and commercial credit including loans, leases, real estate, mortgages, card, personal loan and utility receivables purchased from over 100 creditor partners in Europe.
A large and diversified European business, it is a dynamic financially strong, European regulated business operating in six different geographies, with over 2,000 people and over EUR 42bn assets under management.
It is a data driven business and uses their insight from over 35 million customer records across six countries to offer affordable and manageable solutions for consumers to reduce their debt in a fair, transparent and structured way. By investing in people, expertise and market intelligence, they gain a better understanding of their customers as individuals and continually improve the service they offer, helping them to build better financial futures. Their clients put their trust in them - by passing the debt on to us, so they can focus on their core activity of mainstream lending, safe in the knowledge their customers are in good hands.
There is a new vacancy for a Financial Strategy Manager, based in their London office, you will work as part of the Group Finance team.
You’ll report to the Director of Financial Strategy and have the responsibility for assisting in managing market and competitor analysis and related strategic planning whilst working closely with Group Executives, Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Finance. This will include developing a strong understanding of the sector, business and the competitor landscape to be able to advise accordingly. You will also be heavily involved with financial due diligence and mergers and acquisition opportunities.
We are looking for a qualified ACA (or equivalent) with post-qualified experience gained within Transaction Advisory Services/Financial modelling and/or Mergers & Acquisitions. A strategic thinker, who has experience with business valuation methodologies in investment banking, commercial banking, venture capital, financial research or experience in a corporate finance role. You will enjoy working with complex data and have strong analytical skills and be fluent in analysing and interpreting financial information e.g. annual reports, financial disclosures, broker notes, etc. and will have a keen eye for detail. You’ll be a very effective communicator, who has a track record of analysing and translating data into meaningful narrative.
As well as being an autonomous self-starter you will also be a strong communicator and negotiator who can influence at all levels up to and including senior management. You will be agile in your thinking and able to cope with a challenging, fast paced change environment. Someone who is highly results-focused with an analytical mind who possess high commercial acumen would be the right fit for this position. You’ll be proactive, organised and able to effectively prioritise multiple tasks while demonstrating an awareness of risk and appropriate mitigation strategies. As a senior leader you will be comfortable in role modelling the Group values and holding people to account – being open and responsive to feedback.