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Financial Analyst – Retail Competition

Location: London

Programme: Supported hire into permanent flexible role.  Apply by 23 September 2018

Are you looking for intellectually challenging, meaningful work? There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of the economy as a whole.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) welcomes professionals who have taken an extended career break to apply for this role. Successful hires who have taken a career break of 2+ years will receive coaching support through the transition period from Women Returners. As an inclusive employer, the FCA is open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please state if you wish to apply for the role on a flexible basis.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Financial Analyst, with experience in finance and accounting, to join the FCA’s Competition Team.

You will work across a range of activities, including: market studies, competition enforcement cases, and internal investigatory work, to drive forward the FCA’s competition mandate as part of a cross-disciplinary team with competition lawyers, economists, and industry specialists.

In addition to having excellent financial analysis skills, you will need to demonstrate great people skills to allow you to effectively engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

The roles require a high degree of judgement, tenacity and the appetite to work on intellectually challenging questions with important implications for the 40 million consumers of financial services and the stability of our economy as a whole.

You will work alongside competition economists and lawyers and other professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment, contributing financial analysis across a range of activities including market studies and enforcement cases.

What does the job involve?

Qualifications, Skills & Experience


The FCA is a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidates CV.



About the FCA

The FCA is creating a fair and more resilient financial system. They are establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

The FCA has a statutory objective to promote competition in the interest of consumers. The Competition and Economics Division leads on this. Their work includes; conducting market studies across the retail and wholesale sectors, implementing remedies as a result, investigating potential breaches of competition law using their concurrent powers, and the application of economics to problems facing the FCA. The division works closely with colleagues from across the FCA including Policy, Market Intelligence Data and Analysis (MIDA), Enforcement and Supervision to ensure high-quality analysis and effective decisions across all aspects of FCA regulation. They are also part of the UK Competition Network and work with Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on financial services matters.

Other Information

The salary range will be approximately £39,000 – £60,000 plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension.

The role will be based in London. In June 2018 the FCA began its relocation from Canary Wharf to Stratford.

Selections Process

On-line application, please submit your CV using the relevant link: FCA – Job Details

Applications for this role close on 23 September 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Matthews on Lucy.Matthews@fca.org.uk
or Kavi Vadera on Kavi.Vadera@resourcesolutions.com.

Please tell the FCA that you found out about the opportunity from Women Returners.

Please note, applications must be submitted through their online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.