Financial Analyst

  • 39000 - 60000 GBP
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • FCA UK
  • 10 Sep 18 2018-09-10

This is an exciting opportunity for a Financial Analyst, with experience in finance and accounting to join the FCA's Competition Team.

You will work across a range of activities, including: market studies, competition enforcement cases, and internal investigatory work, to drive forward the FCA's competition mandate as part of a cross-disciplinary team with competition lawyers, economists, and industry specialists.

In addition to having excellent financial analysis skills, you will need to demonstrate great people skills to allow you to effectively engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

The roles require a high degree of judgement, tenacity and the appetite to work on intellectually challenging questions with important implications for the 40 million consumers of financial services and the stability of our economy as a whole.

You will work alongside competition economists and lawyers and other professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment, contributing finance.

About you


We're a signatory to the Government's Disability Confident scheme. This means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidates CV.
•An accountancy or similar financial qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA, MBA with a significant financial component)
•Proven experience of designing and delivering complex financial analysis, for example in a commercial or regulatory environment

•Experience of designing and delivering high quality financial analysis
•Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
•Ability to deliver and thrive in a fast-moving environment, maintaining pace and quality of delivery
•Excellent communication skills
•Project and work management skills

•It would be beneficial but not essential for you to have experience in financial services and/or a particular financial sector - For example, you may have worked in the Audit, Treasury, Strategy, FP&A, CRO's office, or an operating division of a bank as a financial analyst/specialist
•Relevant commercial financial experience in modelling, forecasting, pricing and competitor analysis
•Experience in competition investigations and/or economic regulation
•Experience in audit or corporate finance
•Management experience

About us

At the FCA, we're creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We're establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

The FCA has a statutory objective to promote competition in the interest of consumers. The Competition and Economics Division leads on this. Our work includes; conducting market studies across the retail and wholesale sectors, implementing remedies as a result, investigating potential breaches of competition law using our concurrent powers, and the application of economics to problems facing the FCA. The division works closely with colleagues from across the FCA including Policy, Market Intelligence Data and Analysis (MIDA), Enforcement and Supervision to ensure high-quality analysis and effective decisions across all aspects of FCA regulation. We are also part of the UK Competition Network and work with Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on financial services matters.

The FCA's Values & Diversity

Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator.

As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please contact our recruiter if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.