Euromoney Institutional Investor

  • Divisional Business Analyst

    Job ID
    Oct 2018-8131
    Contract Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Targeted Job Start Date
  • Job Advert

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC ( is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 share index. It is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, and banking and finance under brands including Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, Ned Davis Research and Metal Bulletin. The group also runs an extensive portfolio of events for the telecoms, financial and commodities markets.


    Job Title: Divisional Business Analyst
    Reports To: Finance Manager, FastMarkets MB
    Division: Price Reporting Analytics Division
    Location: London


    The Division consists of several business, consolidated into two main groups; Metals and Forestry.
    Euromoney’s PRA Division provides critical, often industry-standard, information, events and tools to help our clients make high-value decisions. We enable them to get the maximum value and advantage from industry news and data by:

    • Creating high-quality, comprehensive news and data
    • Producing role-specific and customisable web services
    • Providing analytical tools
    • Embedding data in workflow software and solutions
    • Embedding data in workflow software, and
    • Providing industry-leading conferences and networking events


    We are deeply embedded in the industries we serve and seek to play a leadership role in advancing the use of data and benchmarks to improve our clients’ decision-making and improve overall efficiency. We arrange conferences and events to bring selected communities together.


    We seek to be the clear leader in the focused markets that we serve and are committed to growing our business through organic investment, acquisitions and partnerships.


    The responsibilities of this role are to:

    - Oversee and review the preparation monthly management accounts of the portfolio
    - Prepare clear and concise commentary for the portfolio, explaining the why not just the what
    - Take full ownership of the monthly reforecasting process ensuring profit protection is built in to manage risk
    - Act as Business Partner and become the first point of contact to the key stakeholders by supporting, scenario-testing and advising on strategic decisions
    - Manage division-wide financial reporting, forecasting and consolidation , identifying risks and opportunities throughout the year and flagging to senior management in a timely manner
    - Model and administer all incentive schemes in the portfolio whilst keeping consistency with the rest of the Division
    - Ensure that financial controls are applied and adhered to, in line with central finance and Company-wide requirements
    - Take the lead on FP&A for the Division including yearly budget presentations updates and ad-hoc strategic reports across the Division
    - Deep-dive into data and work with MDs to come up with KPIs to monitor business performance and drive behaviour
    - When required, carry-out financial due diligence on any potential M&A activity and provide financial analysis on any potential disposals


    The role will require the candidate to proactively collaborate across both the Division and the Company including cooperation with a Financial Transformation Project and Internal Audit

    Team Management:

    • Management accounts team of 2 FTE will report into this role


    Key Skills, Qualifications & Experience:



    • At least 2 years’ experience of business partnering, including team management
    • Ability to manage and develop SMAs and MAs, including setting performance objectives and holding regular 1-2-1s
    • Ability to delegate work to the team
    • Ability to organize and complete interviews for recruiting BAs, SMAs and MAs
    • Strong analytical focus with the ability to quickly identify the “story” that the numbers are telling
    • Ability to handle big data and be able to develop templates that are suitable for financial and non-financial users
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with which to engage business managers and their teams
    • Proficient Excel skills, comfortable using PowerPoint and confident at presenting
    • Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA with 2-3 years post qualified experience


    Useful to have:

    • Exposure to SUN, NetSuite and SAP Business Objects, Financial Consolidation
    • Passion for the working in the Metals and Forestry Industry


    Personal Attributes:

    • Self-starter with a sense of drive and ability to work in a complex environment
    • Honesty and integrity
    • Self-awareness
    • Team player
    • Positive, can-do attitude



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