Posted on: 2018-12-06

Salary: GBP 50000.00 -> 55000.00 Per year

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Legal and Professional Services

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An excellent opportunity for a qualified CA looking to move into the world of Data Analytics

Hudson have been retained exclusively by Forecast Financial Modelling Ltd to recruit a Lead Financial Analyst for their Edinburgh office.

Forecast is a privately owned, UK-based financial modelling and analytics consultancy. Following success in the UK with blue-chip clients such as RBS, Lloyds Banking Group, BSkyB and Sainsbury’s Bank, Forecast is seeking a permanent analyst to join the UK team during an exciting growth phase, for immediate deployment onto customer assignments.

In 2016 Forecast entered the Australian market with a reputable foundation customer in Australia where the business has grown quickly, including offices in Sydney and Melbourne.

Forecast builds best practice financial models for clients of all shapes and sizes. Implementing best practice standards meaning their financial models are consistent, transparent and robust. This reduces errors and time associated with spreadsheet model development and use, as well as adding analytical value.

The Role:

As a Lead Financial Analyst you will be at the heart of shaping the strategic direction of the business. The range of projects will be broad. You could be working on querying customer-level databases, building analytical tools or predictive models, and presenting these findings to senior level management.

There are always various projects running at any one time, so there will be plenty of variety and exposure to different areas of the business. From your very first day, you will be working on high profile projects and with senior stakeholders in the business.

The role is therefore suited to highly motivated and self-confident individuals who can work both autonomously and as part of a team. Strong attention to detail and ability to meet stringent project deadlines are also essential attributes, as is the ability to explain complex topics to commercially-focused teams. A successful Analyst will excel at explaining complex data and financial information to managers with a mix of skills and backgrounds.


The Training Programme

The Forecast Academy is a one month, hands on training programme for high performing staff currently in finance roles who have a strong commercial focus and expertise and want to move into data analytics. The programme offers a customised training experience which will include courses in SQL, SAS, and open source programming languages. Naturally, this includes training on the business’ data structures so that you will be ready to hit the ground running.

Skills Required and Background

  • Qualified Accountant
  • The role would ideally suit a Big 4 or top tier CA looking to move into Data Analytics however candidate from different backgrounds will be considered.
  • Keen interest in Data Analytics.
  • Experience working in finance or professional services.
  • Strong project and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong communication and presenting skills.
  • SQL/SAS experience is not required but would be of interest


This role represents a great opportunity for a qualified Accountant looking to move into the world Data Analytics whilst still retaining and using their finance experience.

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Graeme Bruce in our Edinburgh office on 0131 555 9859 or email your CV to

Hudson have been exclusively retained for this position and any Third party CV’s sent directly will be forwarded to Graeme Bruce.  

Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV.

Hudson is part of Morgan Philips Group and is a leading provider of recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.


Graeme Bruce
+44 131 555 9859
19a Canning Street | Caledonian Exchange
EH3 8EG Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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