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Consulting Analyst (EDI)

  • Full-time
  • Edinburgh

Description

For 15 years Valentia Partners has recruited ambitious and driven individuals who share our commitment to support our clients’ most compelling challenges. We are always looking for talented, motivated individuals, and actively look to hire people who will one day lead our firm.


Clients choose Valentia for our straightforward approach to consulting, deep industry knowledge, and relentless focus on delivery. We work with clients across the Financial Services sector, ranging from Retail and Institutional Banks, Wealth and Asset Managers, to Fintech and Cryptocurrency Exchanges. We work across Business Advisory, Technology Consulting, and Transformation Delivery. Some of our recent projects include design and proof-of-concept of a Fintech cloud platform, US Retail Banking proposition development, and re- design and delivery of a Treasury function.


We believe there is no specific model for the candidates that join Valentia. Our people have broad interests, and equally broad academic backgrounds including geography, foreign languages, computer science, and architecture. The diverse academic and cultural background truly enhance our delivery capabilities. 


As a key individual in a growing organisation, you will have the opportunity to influence the direction of the firm. We have a flat structure and encourage collaboration across the firm. Our employees enjoy the freedom and flexibility of an entrepreneurial mentality, focused on the positive change we can deliver to our clients and our colleagues.



However, it is not all work and no play! Valentia value team activities and regularly organise social events to bring the team together and chill out. Socials have included an escape room, ziplining, a wine tour, watching the rowing at Henley and of course plenty of team dinners! 


Requirements

Valentia are currently hiring for the role of Consulting Analyst. The essential skills and entry requirements for this role are:


Academic / Professional Qualifications:

  • 1st Class Bachelor’s (in any subject) and 2+ years relevant experience in industry, or
  • 2.1 Bachelors (in any subject) and 1+ years in Financial Services or Consulting, or
  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject and a relevant internship.


Project Work Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of 6 months relevant work experience
  • Basic foundational knowledge in the Financial Services sector and demonstrates an interest to develop domain knowledge in particular areas
  • Has worked in one or more project delivery capabilities: data gathering, business requirements, data analysis, project management office, process improvements, testing, status reporting
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills and has created compelling slide decks to communicate client journeys and team deliverables
  • Understands key elements of project management and business analysis. Understands how project deliverables deliver client value and fit with the overall programme objective
  • Has strong attention to detail, creative thinking, problem solving, collaboration skills and growth mindset
  • Excellent Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint skills.


On Client Site, the person will

  • Work with clients to build positive working relationships that creates value
  • Work with a consultant / manager to deliver large initiatives and as part of a project team to deliver specific outputs
  • Actively develop a strong professional network within the client group and maintains strong relationships with former clients


Within Valentia, the person will

  •  Contribute to Valentia Partners success as a firm by helping complete sales pitches for new / existing client work
  • Work to build skills and knowledge and looks to continually improve and develop knowledge and qualifications as part of a lifelong learner and growth mindset
  • Complete project tasks within Valentia that contribute to larger internal initiatives in Marketing, HR and other areas
  • Propose ideas for the development of the firm and actively supports the recruitment process


Benefits

Valentia is a strong advocate of continuous staff development. We offer employees mentorship opportunities from our leadership team, and flexibility to work towards specific qualifications or take on training & development courses to support them in their career development. Courses that employees have enrolled in include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, CFA Level 1, Public Speaking courses and the CBI Certificate in Green and Sustainable Finance.


Valentia is dedicated to building a globally diverse and inclusive team. We are committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to be successful. Diversity and Inclusion in Valentia is about understanding, appreciating and valuing people’s uniqueness and differences. Creating an open, supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can succeed and thrive and be their best self is a very important part of bringing Valentia’s Core Value ‘Always do Right’ to life.  If you require any additional support to ensure you can be your best self during the interview process or during your working day, please let us know. 


Benefits:

  • Consultant: £32,000 to £42,000 base salary based on experience
  • Performance bonus Company and Performance-based bonus of up to 25% of base salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Company pension
  • Company maternity/paternity/adoption
  • Training & development budget to support in career development
  • Volunteering opportunities through Valentia charity partner
  • Cycle to work scheme
  •  Company laptop