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FP&A Principal Analyst

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Apply Job ID R177316 Location: Nottingham, London
Nottingham Trent House (95002), United Kingdom, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

FP&A Principal Analyst

About this role

As Principal FP&A analyst you will get tons of freedom, the opportunity to put your own stamp on things as well as exposure to lots of Senior stakeholders in the business.

You will own the relationship, reporting and budgeting and outlook for some of the most important parts of our UK business, in order to drive financially sound decision making across the business.

It’s a really varied role where you will be a trusted deputy, own relationships with senior stakeholders as well as helping with leading and developing the wider UK FP&A team. There will be plenty of opportunity to get involved in Finance activity that impacts the entire Business, as well as supporting on project work with exposure to the UK CFO and wider Leadership team.

We expect you to be a voice of Finance within the business and provide effective support, problem solving and objection as well as expertise in your area.

What you’ll do

  • Partner with key stakeholders in the business to produce monthly Outlook and Annual Budget reports ensuring that any risks or opportunities are effectively communicated and understood

  • Be at the forefront of problem solving / strategic developments / forecasting within our P&L, balancing both the short and long term views

  • Work in partnership with senior stakeholders to drive sustainable efficiencies for the business and ensure any investment is optimised

  • Ensure all month end activity is completed in an accurate and timely manner

  • Identify and take ownership for developing process improvements

  • Develop the next generation of finance talent within the finance department

What we’re looking for

  • Finance professional with strong technical understanding and significant experience in a relevant role, as well as a strong understanding of the key P&L drivers of a business in this industry

  • You’ll need strong Business Partnering skills, in particular the ability to quickly build relationships and interact effectively with senior stakeholders

  • The skills to confidently and accurately talk about your business areas and answer questions / solve problems

  • Strong collaboration, communication and influencing skills

  • Advanced analytical skills would also be highly beneficial in this role

We are committed to creating a level playing field and seek to create teams that are representative of our customers and the communities we serve.  We’d love to hear from you if you identify with a typically under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women, the LGBTQ+ community and ethnic minority candidates.

Where and how you'll work

This is a permanent position and can be based in either our Nottingham or Londonoffices.  

Our hybrid working model offers you the flexibility to work from our offices and from home.

We're big on collaboration and connection, and so our typical office days are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Many of our associates have flexible working arrangements, and we're open to talking about an arrangement that works for you.

What’s in it for you

  • Bring us all this - and you’ll be well rewarded with a role contributing to the roadmap of an organisation committed to transformation

  • We offer high performers strong and diverse career progression, investing heavily in developing great people through our Capital One University training programmes (and appropriate external providers)

  • Immediate access to our core benefits including pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance – with flexible benefits available including season-ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and enhanced parental leave

  • Open-plan workspaces and accessible facilities designed to inspire and support you. Our Nottingham head-office has a fully-serviced gym, subsidised restaurant, mindfulness and music rooms. In London, you can heighten your mood with a run on our rooftop running track or an espresso at the Workshop Coffee café

What you should know about how we recruit

We pride ourselves on hiring the best people, not the same people. Building diverse and inclusive teams is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. We want to work with top talent: whoever you are, whatever you look like, wherever you come from. We know it’s about what you do, not just what you say. That’s why we make our recruitment process fair and accessible. And we offer benefits that attract people at all ages and stages.

We also partner with organisations including the Women in Finance and Race At Work Charters, Stonewall and upReach to find people from every walk of life and help them thrive with us. We have a whole host of internal networks and support groups you could be involved in, to name a few:

  • REACH – Race Equality and Culture Heritage group focuses on representation, retention and engagement for associates from minority ethnic groups and allies

  • OutFront – to provide LGBTQ+ support for all associates

  • Mind Your Mind – signposting support and promoting positive mental wellbeing for all

  • Women in Tech – promoting an inclusive environment in tech

  • EmpowHER - network of female associates and allies focusing on developing future leaders, particularly for female talent in our industry

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

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Who We Are

At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

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