Grant Thornton UK LLP

Financial Modelling Manager, Open to flexible working

Location
London
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
22 Jan 2021
Closes
22 Feb 2021
Ref
R1024182
Contract Type
Permanent

We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insights empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Job Description:

The Financial Modelling capability within our Deals & Consulting business is an exciting and fast-growing team. We supply financial modelling services to clients across the whole umbrella of Advisory services, from corporate finance deals to operational change to restructuring and insolvency. We work as part of the firm's wider modelling community, sharing knowledge and best practice with other modelling experts.

We build, review and amend models across all sectors and diverse Advisory roles. Financial models underpin almost all business decisions and all corporate transactions. We supply the tools and analysis to help our clients understand the impact of their decisions before they make them. Most of our work is executed in Microsoft Excel, with some limited use of other programming. Our priority is delivering tools that are easy to understand, as well as flexible and robust in the face of change.

The Associate Directors in the team are responsible for leading the delivery modelling assignments, and for executing work of the most complex nature. You will work closely with clients, supporting the Director and other Advisory teams to plan and lead modelling assignments, and also play a role in organising and developing the team and its pipeline of business. This rare opportunity presents great scope to develop yourself and your career as the team grows.

Let’s talk about the job

If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will help businesses and communities flourish, you’ll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this Financial Modelling Manager role.

Own your own work

  • planning and developing financial models and other tools for clients to use for forecasting and business planning, or assisting in their design and development
  • using and adapting models in order to perform sensitivity and scenario analysis for deals and restructuring

Be part of a team

  • reviewing the modelling work of junior team members, ensuring technical excellence and brand compliance, and giving appropriate guidance and feedback
  • understanding the results of models and engaging with clients and colleagues in meaningful dialogue about the implications
  • reviewing financial models built by clients and their advisers and compiling initial views and findings, or reviewing and refining findings prepared by junior staff

Be responsible

  • playing an active role in model design discussions and preparing model specification documents
  • preparing engagement letters for review by more senior team members
  • attending meetings with clients, and building rapport and developing lasting relationships based on trust and quality work
  • contributing to reports being prepared by other Advisory teams (e.g. VDD, FDD, Corporate Finance, Restructuring)
  • taking an active role in supporting the growth of the team by pro-actively building your own network of internal and external contacts

Build your brand

  • coaching junior members of staff and sharing technical knowledge with colleagues
  • managing conflicting workloads and deadlines when necessary
  • managing your time and that of the team and delivers work in line with agreed budgets, monitoring time and costs and advising the partners/ADs/client as appropriate
  • engaging with colleagues and making a positive contribution to the team’s culture

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a directly comparable Big 4 or similar modelling team
  • Currently holding a manager or equivalent grade and minimum of 6 months in grade
  • Excellent Excel proficiency and familiarity with a range of techniques
  • Strong understanding of modelling best practice ideas
  • Evidenced interest in business issues and corporate finance
  • Experience of infrastructure or fund modelling is a bonus
  • Highly numerate with strong communication skills
  • Strong accounting skills and understanding of cash and working capital cycles
  • Logical approach to problem-solving, attention to detail
  • Experience of coaching and/or mentoring others
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a numerate degree
  • ACA or CA qualified or equivalent

Skills to set you apart

Here are a few more skills we are looking for. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box. It’s important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.

We’re looking for people who have a strong connection with and share our core beliefs:

  • You should be commercially focused with the ability to deliver innovative solutions.
  • You should be focused on self-development as well as having the desire to coach, mentor and develop your colleagues.
  • You must also share our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.

Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right.

Valuing you

Your personal development plan will help you grow your skills. And you’ll be able to progress your career within your team or by moving across our business or going on secondments in the UK and beyond. You’ll also enjoy a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package designed to meet your individual needs.

Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

Bring your whole self

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO

There’s more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

For further details and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.

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