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Decision Support Manager, Lending - Edinburgh

£30,000 - £40,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1864 Date Posted: Thursday 21 Oct 2021
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Wilkinson & Associates is working with a retail bank in Edinburgh to help source a Decision Support Manager. This role is forward-looking so its well suited to soon-to-be or newly qualified accountants with commercial acumen and an ability to spot opportunities and risks.

Our client recognises the importance of work life balance offering flexibility and home working.

This role will support the lending products of the bank from a financial perspective covering performance, planning, insight and generation of ideas.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation with a strong culture of inclusion and supporting career development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the month-end processes for loans, including production of all reporting and analysis, in addition to presenting and answering questions on performance drivers
  • Lead the forecasting processes for loans, including budget, rolling forecast and long-term plan
  • Prepare financial analysis to support investment decisions, including pricing and credit risk changes
  • Provide financial information, KPIs and analysis to the commercial team, including scenario analysis to help drive commercial tactics and strategy
  • Develop insightful MI and propose recommendations where appropriate, leveraging the breadth of knowledge and expertise within decision support
  • Driving change and transformation from a financial perspective
  • Pro-actively identify and manage the risks within own area

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • A professional accountancy qualification, or nearing completion
  • Financial services experience preferred but candidates from all sectors will be considered
  • Previous planning and forecasting experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • Financial reporting and/or management accounting experience
  • Proficient user of MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Verbal and visual presentation skills