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7 Nov 2016

Full-Time Senior Analyst, Financial Business Modelling

Charlie Hall Letchworth Garden City, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Senior Analyst, Financial Business Modelling
Vinehouse HiringLetchworth
£45,000 – £55,000 a year
About this Opportunity

Are you brilliant at validating business ideas with thoughtful statistical analyses? Do you delight in learning? Do you want to level-up your career with a blue chip organisation, while developing your big-picture understanding of business?

We are currently recruiting on behalf of our client, European Tyre Enterprise Limited.

European Tyre Enterprise Limited is the parent company of the Kwik-Fit Group and several other brands in the auto fast-fit and tyre retail sector. The Group also operate the leading UK tyre distribution business, Stapleton’s (Tyre Services) Ltd. The UK Head Office is in Letchworth, with good links into London via the A1(M) or 35minutes by National Rail into London King’s Cross Station. With a combined turnover of nearly £1bn and a shareholder that has invested heavily for long-term growth, there is a great opportunity to deliver significant value within the business and redefine the sector. Their growing team develops data as a corporate asset, driving greater insight in the business. They need a Senior Analyst (Financial Business Modelling), well-versed in R-programming and Excel, to take up an important role within the expanding team.


  • Salary £45k to £55k, depending on skills and experience
  • Bonus Scheme: (10% KPIs and 5% stretch objectives)
  • 1% employer contributory pension scheme (after 3 months service)
  • 20 days annual leave (rising on a continuous service based scale to 30 p.a.)
  • Private healthcare

Experience and Skills

  • Proficiency in R, with experience in modelling, analysis, data visualization and reporting
  • Perform a range of data science functions in Excel
  • Produce analysis that is understandable to non-experts
  • Generate and version control an efficient and readable code base that can be followed by other R users
  • Familiarity with SQL and Oracle databases plus their connections to R

This role is within a new team for the business. The team and role will develop over time and you will grow with it. The work is varied and will take you into all areas of the business from marketing to credit control, from transport and logistics to corporate planning. We are committed to your continued development. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn new programming, commercial and financial skills.

About You

  • For you, doing the right thing is not just an empty slogan, but a recipe for professional development and fulfillment
  • You apply your financial and analytical skills to draw valid conclusions from raw data, descriptive analysis and significance testing
  • You are relentlessly curious and are not afraid to continue asking “why”
  • You delight in learning; you know that there are usually better solutions. You are always looking for these and take energy from this practice
  • You are highly numerate and skilled in both R and Excel. You take pride in using them to enable colleagues understand issues and make better business decisions

In your first six months you will have:

  • Generated solutions with significant financial benefits for the Group
  • A clear picture of where to find relevant data for solving commercial problems
  • Good relationships with all the people you have worked with
  • Learned several new skill-sets in data analytics and finance
  • Taught team members many topics within R and Excel
  • Translated insights from your code and modelling into stories that created tangible results across several business units

Steps in the recruitment process:

This is an important appointment for us and we treat finding new members to join our team with the utmost importance. For us to get the right person for this role, it has to be the right role for you. To help determine this fit we have put together two tasks that are representative of the likely work you would do in this role. If you enjoy and are good at these example tasks, it is likely you will enjoy being part of our team.

There are four stages in this process:

  • Complete task one on this application form, we will come back to you within 3 working days of receiving your submission
  • The CLOSING DATE IS 30TH NOVEMBER so please get your answers in soon
  • If you are successful we will send you a second task to consider. This task is a simplification of a piece of work that is currently being handled in our team
  • If you are successful, you will be offered a telephone interview
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend a face to face final interview at our offices in Letchworth

Please complete our application form here if you would like to apply for the role:

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • R Programming: 3 years
  • Financial Modelling: 3 years

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