Business Analyst / Finance Business Partner
£45000 - £55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
City of London

Who they are
They are a highly successful, entrepreneurial, growing specialist bank who provides specialised lending to businesses and individuals. Their business offering includes asset finance, bridging finance, secondary residential mortgages, commercial property finance, development finance and specialised business loans. They now have a new role within the largest and most important division within the Bank and one which is fast expanding. The business is involved in residential property lending for bridging and secondary mortgages which is required for various purposes e.g. development, bridging, equity release. The ideal candidate will be a qualified Accountant with the skills to sit in the front office and also with project management and oversight skills.

The Role
Reporting to the Managing Director of the Division, the role is highly varied. Initially because it is a new role and the first time that the department has had a finance business partner / business analyst you will project oversight to develop systems and processes to identify and recommend operational improvements and to ensure effective reporting and the provision of operational (This can be to a certain extent cloned from two other departments where a similar exercise was undertaken in the past 2 years). Once the initial project has been undertaken the role will remain highly varied due to the nature of the work and business partnering. You will need to be proactive as you will need to be active on accurate on time delivery of projects and change, ensuring the Bank operates an efficient compliant process and also ensuring continuous Improvement in KPIs. The role will include the following:

  • Scoping of improvements to bank system and processes, including necessary Project Initiation Documents;
  • Evaluating options available and detailing specific changes to processes and/or systems;
  • Engagement with key Bank stakeholders to ensure requirements understood by all;
  • Attendee of relevant meetings, such as Bank System Steering;
  • Liaising with 3rd party software suppliers to ensure scope is communicated and developed appropriately;
  • Project Management of agreed upon solutions;
  • User Acceptance Testing of delivered IT solutions;
  • Production, review and analysis of Management Information to identify enhancements to process and operations;
  • Ownership of weekly and monthly MI packs for regular meetings;
  • Delivery of ad hoc MI when requested;
  • To provide effective reporting and provision of operational control of the Division;
  • To initiate the provision of reports and action against reported exceptions;
  • To support the Divisional Management with analysis of the Division's financial accounts and budgets, and other performance metrics;
  • To oversee the daily and monthly review of cashflow forecasts and manage the daily cash flow forecasts to ensure that all relevant staff are updating for changes in a timely and complete manner;
  • Manage the Davison's outgoing payments;
  • To provide required reporting above, liaising with the IT department to ensure that reports are available as required;
  • Oversee the collection of interest including via direct debit;
  • Undertake project and ad-hoc pieces of work at management request
  • Proactively supports other colleagues and the business and makes a proactive contribution to the growth and success of the business

Who they are looking for
To be considered for this role, you must meet the following criteria:

  • An accountant who is highly numerate with strong analytical skills and a commercial mind-set;
  • Project management ability and able to clearly define process and change in a regulated environment and able to make effective decisions about improving procedures;
  • IT literate with good Word and advanced Excel skills, including the production of financial models;
  • Proactive: goes beyond the regular process and takes on extra activities and introduces new ideas.


  • SQL experience would be an advantage but is not an essential;
  • Knowledge of databases useful;
  • Willing to learn new things and adjust to changed circumstances;
  • Able business focus: makes a contribution to the success of the wider business;
  • Able to multi-task when required and ensures tasks are completed effectively and to a high standard;
  • Eye for accurate detail while still keeping the main process in mind.