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Commercial Finance Analyst

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance, Qualified/Senior Accountancy

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -022021-72714_1615312402

  • Published:

    09 March 2021

  • Expiry date:

    08 May 2021

  • Start date:


Commercial Finance Analyst

£75,000 - £80,000 + bonus


Cobalt are currently working with one of Europe's premium real estate companies, with a large portfolio of flagship assets, spread across major cities in their search Financial Planning Analyst, to work closely with the Head of FP&A in this exciting newly created role.

The Financial Planning Analyst will be involved and leading all aspects of the financial modelling of the property and corporate scenarios and be expected to present this information to senior stakeholders to influence the Group decision making processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake and develop financial modelling to assess the financial impact of different scenarios for both the property and corporate level modelling requirements

  • Support the internal and external review of financial models by various external stakeholders

  • Preparation of the Group's annual Business Plan, mid-year Forecasts and other ad hoc forecasts for use by the group decision makers

  • Production of the quarterly Group financial reporting (management accounts, finance report etc.) which include presentation of results, variance analysis and commentary to explain differences to forecasts

  • Partner with the Investment team to undertake analysis of potential investment and divestment scenarios to assess the impact on the performance of the Group's property portfolio

  • Undertake financial modelling to support individual investment transactions

Requirements for the role

  • Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA (Big 4 Practice trained is desirable not essential)

  • Strong financial Excel modelling experience including developing own models for real estate investments

  • Proven knowledge of working with third parties to design and deliver modelling solutions

  • Good understanding of financial and management accounting

  • Effective organisation skills with a track record of reporting and forecasting

  • Ability to effective present and communication output with all levels of the organisation, including colleagues outside of finance

Make sure you send your CV as soon as possible to find out more about this company as it moves into an exciting phase post-Covid and discover more about the potential interview process.