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Job Details

Job ID
Job Title
Corporate Finance & Business Development Analyst
Position Type
Business Brand
PF Business Development
£22,000 - £24,000 + benefits
About Us
Established in 1880, Provident Financial Group (PFG) is one of the UK's leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. We are a FTSE 250 Company employing 5,700 staff throughout the UK and Ireland.

Provident delivers non-standard lending through our businesses - Vanquis Bank, Provident Home Credit, Satsuma Loans, Moneybarn and Cheque Exchange.
About the Role
We have an exciting graduate opportunity within our high profile Group Corporate Finance & Business Development team for a Corporate Finance & Business Development Analyst. The team work across all three of the Groups divisions, providing an opportunity to build knowledge and experience of motor finance, consumer credit and credit cards (via the Bank), as well as other exciting new Group initiatives. Having an analytical mind-set is essential, as is the ability to problem solve and build good relationships with individuals at all levels across the business.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone ambitious to join a great team who are passionate about our business and the decisions we make on a day to day basis. The analysis performed by the team forms the basis of many of the strategic decisions made across the Group.

About the role:

Reporting into the Corporate Finance & Business Development Manager, you will provide strategic, market and competitor insights and business planning support to enable the business to deliver exceptional and sustainable products, propositions and initiatives to the markets and customers it serves.

The Corporate Finance & Business Development Analyst will explore our competitors in detail looking at financial results, marketing activity, product and pricing changes and how others are positioned in this ever-changing market. You will also work closely with internal stakeholders to understand the impact of political & economic activity and deliver analysis and insights to senior management.
Skills and Experience
Key Skills and Capabilities:
  • GCSE Grade B (or equivalent) in Maths & English
  • University Degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) is essential, ideally in a numerate subject
  • Strong communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Ability to undertake research and perform analysis with a degree of independence
  • Ability to build good working relationships with stakeholders and to stakeholder manage
  • Ability to effectively plan and organise workload and prioritise activities
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Previous experience of market, competitor, economics and financial analysis (desirable, but not essential)
Why choose a career with us?

We like to let our employees know that we appreciate their hard work by offering competitive salaries and a range of reward schemes as well as regular performance management reviews and appraisals so that you can monitor your career progress. Benefits include:
  • 25 days annual holiday rising to 28 days in addition to bank holidays
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Pension scheme with Company contributions
  • Life assurance of up to 3x salary
  • Onsite Nuffield gym facilities with low cost membership
  • Colleague ‘Perks at Work’ recognition schemes
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant
Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity
Provident is one of a select group of forward thinking organisations that have signed up for the National Equality Standard (NES). The NES provides a cultural assessment through the lens of diversity. It looks across all 9 protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010 to ensure true inclusion in the workplace.