Financial Analyst (7T0204/7T0199)
We are looking for two Financial Analysts to join us - the roles can be based in our Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds offices.
We are a professional organisation with a national reach, regulating a sector that provides homes for 4 million people across England. We work collaboratively in a flexible working environment to promote a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector. The social housing market has become increasingly complex and the nature and extent of the risks which Registered Providers (providers) must manage are correspondingly more challenging.
This role sits within the Regulatory Operations team which is made up of finance and governance specialists. Through our regulatory approach we engage with providers to ensure that we have an understanding of the short and medium term viability issues, and when we engage in depth with providers, we are able to reach conclusions on the quality of governance, risk profile, approach to value for money and financial strength.
As a Financial Analyst you will work as part of a team to carry out detailed financial analysis work across a portfolio of providers to obtain assurance that the Regulator’s economic standards are being met, and that financial viability is being maintained. You will gain this assurance by analysing various data returns submitted to us in addition to providers’ corporate information (including financial accounts and business plans). Through in depth assessments you will seek assurance that providers understand their assets and liabilities, and security position. The team will look for evidence that providers’ stress testing is aligned with this information, and that they can demonstrate swift access to it in decision making and risk management. Alongside data analysis and evidencing conclusions in written reports there will be attendance at meetings with some providers.
The successful candidates will have a financial background and a relevant professional qualification (or be studying towards one) and be able to demonstrate excellent analytical skills with an ability to exercise sound professional judgement and reach conclusions. An ability to understand good governance and risk management principles is desirable.
The role offers excellent terms and conditions including 33 days annual leave and access to a defined benefit pension scheme. Most staff think that the best things about working at the RSH is the flexi-working arrangements enabling, a good work life balance and support for professional qualifications where relevant to your role. Over the last 12 months we have seen an increase in internal promotions across the Regulatory Operations team.
Our staff are currently working from home due to COVID restrictions.
RSH’s core offices are in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London. Our posts can be successfully carried out from any RSH office unless otherwise specified in the job information. We offer flexible working arrangements and staff can work from home for part of their hours.
Most roles involve some travel within England between our offices, and some roles also involve onsite visits to social housing providers.
In line with Government requirements to reduce the number of Civil Service and NDPB roles based in London, we only advertise roles in London which need to be there for business-critical reasons.
Interviews will be 14 and 16 July 2021 and may be held via Microsoft Teams due to the current closure of RSH offices and staff working from home.
Benefits and Salary
We offer a range of excellent benefits; information is available on our website.
The salary for this role is a spot salary within the given range, which will normally be the minimum of the range. Annual salary reviews are determined by the government pay award. In addition, when the probation period is successfully completed, a performance related bonus may be awarded, based on appraisal ratings at the end of the qualifying appraisal year.
- This job is broadly open to the following groups:
- UK nationals
- nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
- nationals of the Republic of Ireland
- nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
- certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Things you need to know
For more information on the role, please see the attached Role Profile.
To apply, please complete the online application form on the RSH careers site and provide a supporting statement, which will be used in assessing your application. Guidance on the application process is available on the RSH careers site
Anonymised shortlisting – We carry out anonymised short listing for all of our vacancies as part of our commitment to Equality and Diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.
We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, as part of disability confident commitment.
As an equal opportunities employer we will ensure candidates who reach the bench mark from ethnic minority candidates will be selected for interview.
You should indicate on your application if you want to be considered under these options.
Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.