finance analyst in brentford

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brentford, south east
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5 years pqe plus
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Finance Analyst:

Location: Brentford

Contract: 1 year

Pay rate: £232 (PAYE)/ £291 (Limited) per day.

Job Purpose:

This is a role within the Corporate Treasury department. The role is within the Pension Investments team, which oversees the investment and financial risk management strategy for global Defined Benefit pension assets (c.£18 billion), in accordance with Company policies. The role holder will report to the Director of Global Pension Investments.

Key responsibilities and work streams will include:

* Help to set and manage Company objectives on investment strategy and liability risk management, working closely with Trustees and their advisors
* Monitor pension investment risks alongside strategic targets
* Assist with the implementation of Company/Trustee decisions on pension investment strategy and risk management, including reviewing legal documentation and supporting the transition of assets between different fund managers/asset classes
* Develop and support Company objectives and negotiations on pension plan funding
* Identify areas of pension investment and risk management for further research/analysis and help to develop tractable solutions
* Play an integral role in one-off projects, including large and complex transactions and sophisticated approaches to pension investment and liability risk management, including derivative strategies
* Prepare and present high quality papers and strategic reporting to senior management and investment committees
* Partner closely with staff in different areas of the business, such as Accounting, Tax and Benefits
* Review data, analysis and advice provided by external parties.
* Maintain legal documentation with external parties, including fee negotiation and agreeing fund manager objectives, guidelines and restrictions (with legal/investment advice)
* Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and develop, apply and maintain internal controls and risk management processes and documentation
* Review and monitor the performance and fees charged by investment fund managers
* Monitor capital market and regulatory developments and their potential impact on the pension schemes
* Maintain governance documents (e.g. investment policies, business plan) and ensure timely and robust decision making processes are in place

Basic qualifications/skills:

* University graduate with relevant work experience in investment or pensions
* Financial or pensions related qualification (e.g. Actuarial, CFA)
* Computer skills to include MS Word and Excel
* Excellent numeracy, strong attention to detail and an ability to analyse and dissect complex financial data
* Interest in legal documentation management and fee negotiation
* Strong oral and written skills and the ability to communicate complicated issues effectively
* Confident at liaising with, approaching and presenting to senior stakeholders
* Adaptable and comfortable with inherent uncertainty and ambiguity in certain decision making processes
* Able to develop suitable and proportionate solutions to fit scenarios where an existing approach does not exist
* Results focused, consistently delivering high quality work and meeting deadlines
* Proactive and positive approach, able to work well on large transactions and under pressure
* Strong time management and project management experience, including effective delegation to junior staff
* Collaborative approach and able to forge strong relationships with other teams and external contacts to build trust

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