Principal Business Analyst

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 20/05/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £76,635 - £101,731 per annum


We are currently recruiting a Principal Business Analyst to work for a leading public body that protects workplace pensions in the UK. The organisation works with employers and those running pensions so that people can save safely for their retirement. With a career in this organisation, you’ll be joining a team that will impact millions of lives for decades to come.

The Principal Business Analyst will provide specialist financial analysis and strategic advice to case teams regulating Defined Benefit, pension schemes and Master Trusts.  They will work through interaction with trustees and employers to ensure agreement of appropriate funding plans, and to protect members’ benefits and the Pension Protection Fund through use of funding, clearance and moral hazard powers. They will support the organisation in regards to:

  • providing business/financial expertise to ensure an appropriate outcome of cases;
  • reviewing agreed and proposed recovery plans with emphasis on affordability, viability, sustainable growth and cash management;
  • taking a leadership role in business negotiations to ensure agreed recovery plans are appropriate;
  • educating and mentoring case specialists and other professional disciplines on business assessment and practices including successful and useful interventions and approaches;
  • contributing to the supervision of Master Trusts, Super Funds and CDC schemes.


We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following criteria:


  • A fully qualified accountant or qualified by experience, or ACIB or CFA qualified.
  • Track record of engagement with corporate entities and other professional advisors;
  • Ability to analyse financial statements in detail;
  • Understanding of corporate structuring / re-structuring, mergers and acquisitions;
  • Understanding of business valuation techniques and typical corporate capital structures.

The organisation is proud to offer flexible working arrangements, with excellent benefits and a hybrid way of working. They do all they can to help their staff reach their full potential with learning, secondments and development opportunities. They offer a diverse, lively, and inclusive environment, which includes their Disability Network, Family Network, LGBT+ Network (Proud), Minority Ethnic (ME) Network and Women’s Network.

If you think you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm for this role and would like more information or the chance to apply, please contact Stephanie Robinson at Allen Lane on 07921 336 641 / The closing date for applications is 30th May 2022.

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