Modelling and Forecasting Analyst

Recruiter
N Brown Group
Location
Manchester
Salary
40000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
28 Jul 2019
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an opportunity for an analytically driven Modelling and Forecasting Analyst to join our Financial Services department here at N Brown. This role will be responsible for reviewing and improving the current financial modelling and forecasting process within the N Brown Financial Services division, as well as continually providing ongoing analytical support to enhance decision making and ultimately deliver profitable growth.

As one of the UK's leading retailers which offers credit, this is a pivotal role working with the Senior Analyst, to evaluate the Financial Services portfolio as well as identifying key customer characteristics that drive the profitability of the loan book and using the segmentation to create a dynamic and detailed cohort-based forecasting model.

If you are looking for a challenge and you possess the thirst to drive change, then N Brown Group can provide the tools, the knowledge and the environment in which to do this.

As the Forecasting Analyst you'll be responsible for:

- Collaborating across the different areas of the Financial Services team, providing analytical support for all financial modelling for Financial Services and understanding the financial impact of both strategy changes and movements in the portfolio
- Be the subject matter expert by applying expertise in data preparation, statistics to investigate complex problems in various domains
- Champion data quality and integrity, highlighting data quality issues and suggesting appropriate solutions
- Share knowledge and experience around best practice to develop both the immediate and wider team
- Empower and partner with key decision makers to ensure timely, comprehensive and insightful information that has a business impact
- Contribute to the research for assessment, introduction and rollout of tools and technology platforms for analytics, automation, insights and visualisation
- Utilising a constantly evolving range of data sources and tools, extract knowledge and insight to help the business meet its goals and improve its performance
- To prioritise business problems that have the most value to the organisation

What you'll need to succeed in thisForecastingAnalyst role:

- STEM qualifications and background (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) with a focus on Numerical or Data
- Previous experience within a similar role
- A logical and curious thinker who can analyse, interpret and provide compelling insight
- Strong communication skills are essential as you will be communicating to the wider business
- A passion for data and the ability to tell and sell the story with clear actions and make recommendations to support predictive analytics
- Experience of, or demonstrable understanding of Excel, SAS, SQL or statistical packages
- Knowledge of statistical modelling techniques such as logistical regression, cluster analysis, propensity modelling is essential
- An open-minded, inquisitive, flexible individual, who displays a positive attitude towards new challenges, a willingness to learn and a passion to embrace new technologies and business change
- Strong problem-solving skills are essential, along with an ability to manage a varied workload, to tight deadlines

In return, the Analyst will receive a salary of up to GBP40,000 plus bonus and benefits.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers' personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown

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