Financial Analyst

£40 - 50k • Full-time / Flexible • London / Remote

Job profile

Due to an exciting period of growth in our financial modelling business, 31ten is looking for an ambitious, collaborative, problem-solver to join the team, working directly alongside our Senior Financial Analyst.

We are interested in hearing from people with recent, relevant experience and previous experiencing working for either a consultancy and/or in the public sector, with a financial and/or property development focus. The key thing for us is your ability to add value to the projects you work on for our clients and finding you a home that fits you within the working culture we are trying to build.

In this role you would be supporting the team in the following projects and tasks:

  • Developing financial models to support Property Developments, Regenerations, Joint Venture Partnerships and Investments;
  • Contributing to wider research and analysis tools, including developing data analytics models to sift through data and identify trends, patterns and forecasts;
  • Presenting financial models and findings to clients;
  • Supporting an investment fund initiative that 31ten is in the process of undertaking

Key areas of focus

We are keen to speak to candidates who are interested in helping us to design and deliver services to (primarily) local government which:

  • Support good strategic decision-making, via the provision of robust financial modelling and information, to help understand the viability of projects, support property development and regeneration schemes, joint venture partnerships and property investments;
  • Support the development of ‘places’ through business cases, accessing regional and government funds and targeted project work (e.g. to reinvigorate high streets or deliver affordable housing);
  • Deliver effective development management, development viability, programme management and project management;
  • Establish real or virtual funds to support economic growth / recovery and other objectives;
  • Generate long-term sustainable income streams or one-off receipts through better use of assets;
  • Identify opportunities and evaluate options to drive regeneration, develop new housing and support growth ambitions;
  • Develop a strategic approach to securing investment by developing and setting up trading companies, joint ventures and partnerships;
  • Provide data analytics models to sift through data and identify trends, patterns and forecasts.

The points above reflect our broad-ranging mission, so we don’t expect relevant experience in them all. In fact, our preferred recruits tend to have a focused CV with strong evidence of experience in one or two areas.

About you

We hire the person first, experience second, shaping the role around the individual. We recognise that every candidate’s experience and background will be different. We value a broad, diverse range of perspectives and we recruit based on competence and potential.  We are looking for a highly motivated applicant who:

  • Has a background in property/development/real estate or finance;
  • Has advanced Microsoft Excel skills;
  • Has a basic understanding of statistics and data analytics;
  • Has strong collaboration skills and enjoys working as part of a team, whilst also being able to work independently and self-manage time;
  • Is comfortable engaging and interacting with clients or keen to develop this skill;
  • Can work flexibility and to deadlines- with a successful track record of contributing to several projects simultaneously;
  • Can contribute to the design and delivery of projects, as a lead or as part of a team;
  • Is keen to support business development, from coordinating and producing material for proposals to developing and leading market propositions;
  • Has a demonstrable interest in supporting the delivery of places that improve peoples’ lives, as well as supporting the public sector;
  • Has a basic understanding of VBA (preferable, but not essential).

Benefits

  • Annual salary: £40k – £50k based on experience and skillset
  • Performance-based bonus every 12 months
  • Matched pension up to 6% of gross salary
  • Private healthcare package, including discounted gym membership, cinema tickets and smart watches – additional ability to add family members
  • Continuous opportunities for career support and training
  • A fun and supportive working environment
  • Flexible working – with time split between home and our office in London Bridge
  • There is also the potential for having certification/qualification exams paid for and time allotted for studying

Example candidates

Below are some examples of the roles people play at 31ten:

Sophie – Sophie joined 31ten with three years’ experience of working in the public sector as a local government officer in a development role. Sophie was keen to use her existing skills in development appraisals to support the delivery of homes, as well as broaden her experience in broader areas of financial modelling. Sophie worked on several projects in her first six months, these included running development appraisals that she was familiar with, as well as supporting the creation of more complex financial models where she could grow her skills. One of the latter models was a multi-phase development model that allowed each plot to be brought forward with different delivery and funding assumptions, providing an overall picture to the local authority client. Sophie learnt about how to selectively use VBA to enhance functionality and ease of model use. Once drafted, Sophie presented the model to the client alongside another member of her team. Following iteration, the model was successfully adopted, and Sophie provides ongoing support to the council in its use. She is increasingly taking responsibility on projects and also taking an online course to grow her VBA skills.

Jai – Jai joined 31ten with five years of experience, first as a local government officer and later working in a planning and development consultancy. Jai initially led a project assessing the viability of funding a new school through residential development, work which he was familiar with. Alongside this project he also worked on two projects where he could grow his skills. The first was a model to track capital projects and their impact on a local authority’s capital and revenue accounts – an area which he had limited experience and was keen to learn more. The second was a project assessing the viability and affordability of a proposal for a local authority to invest in acquiring homes to be let as a range of tenures to meet local housing needs. As Jai grew his understanding of these areas of work he increasingly took the lead on similar new projects, as well as responsibility for managing client relationships.

To apply for this role, please email your CV and three bullet points outlining why you’d be a fit for the position to the address below.