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Trainee Consultant

Our UK Social Housing team is looking for a Trainee Consultant based in our offices in London, St James’s Square. The successful candidate will contribute to the advice, client relationship management and business development for JCRA’s social infrastructure and higher education clients. The team provides debt advisory services, treasury advice, funding advice and general market/economic analysis to clients.

Key responsibilities:
  • Preparing written client reports and analysis across financial markets, economics, social housing
  • Business development support to include preparing and presenting pitch documentation
  • Assisting with raising debt from both the capital and banking markets
  • Derivative valuation work and wider treasury support for these clients
  • Financial modelling and analysis incorporating debt capacity reviews, business plans and financial models for funding requirements.
  • Providing advice on credit ratings and general capital market activity
  • Assisting with administrative requirements and some internal reporting
Our ideal person will have:
  • A relevant degree preferably Maths/Economics/Business/Finance
  • Experience gained in a treasury, debt advisory, corporate finance environment or other professional services firm would be advantageous but not essential and we will consider new graduates
  • Excellent understanding of financial markets and economics
  • First class written and verbal communication skills
  • Some previous experience of interacting with clients
Attributes required:
  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills
  • Financial modelling understanding
  • Proud attention to detail
  • Ability to organise and work in a fast paced, time pressured environment
  • Proactive and dynamic,with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively with both clients and colleagues
  • Highly numerate

The successful candidate will need to become registered as a CF30-Approved Person with the FCA regulatory regime.  This will occur after the successful completion of the regulatory securities examinations (Company supported and funded) and the completion of JCRA’s own competency review.

Competitive base salary and benefits including 25 days’ holiday.

JCRA is an FCA-regulated financial risk management consultancy. We provide tailored hedging and debt advice to clients across a range of sectors, including corporates, real estate, project finance and infrastructure, social housing, student accommodation and healthcare.

This is an exciting time to join this rapidly expanding independent consultancy practice with a proven and valued reputation.

At JCRA, we believe that a positive corporate culture is fundamental to our success. We appoint staff who show genuine enthusiasm for professional services and financial risk management. JCRA’s fast-paced culture attracts candidates committed to excellence and who have the desire to learn and develop professionally. The ability to deliver outstanding service to our clients will make you stand out from the crowd.

Our main offices are in London and New York, and our presence in mainland Europe and North America is expanding. We are an international business, and from these bases we service clients across the globe.

Interested applicants should send a detailed cover letter and CV to Alison.Barwell@jcrauk.com by Friday 17th August 2018.

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If you need hedging or debt advice or would like to speak about how we could help your business, please get in touch.