Senior Financial Analyst

  • competitive
  • Milan, Lombardia, Italy
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Link Asset Services
  • 24 Apr 19

In order to sustain our growing business in Milan, we are looking for a talented and dedicated Senior Financial Analyst.

Company Description

Link Asset Services is a fast growing, dynamic business with market leading positions across our areas of expertise – funds, market services, corporates and private client, and banking and credit management services. With offices across the UK and Europe we are part of Link Group who are headquartered in Australia. A truly global organisation, Link Group provides us with a strong platform to realise our growth ambitions and continue to build on our success.

Our Milan office has been established in Italy since July 2017 working as a Special Servicer in the NPL/ UTP industry employing 23 people currently. It aims to attract enthusiastic, eager to learn and dedicated individuals.

You can play a key part in this – at Link Asset Services we recognise the importance of supporting and developing our people, so we listen to colleagues, train our teams and invest in great working environments. Add to that a culture that champions respect and integrity, a diverse and inclusive colleague base and a commitment to positively influence the communities we work with and you’ll get a flavour of life at Link.

At the bottom of this role advert, you’ll find more information on why you’ll enjoy working with us…


Job Description

In order to sustain our growing business in Milan, we are looking for a talented and dedicated Senior Financial Analyst.

Within our Performance Management team, the person will be responsible for the ongoing management of portfolio reporting concerning NPL portfolios managed by the Case Management Team.

 In addition there will a requirement to support new Underwriting projects as necessary and interfacing directly with the client to meet their objectives and timeframes.

The main responsibilities of the position will include the following:

- Report directly to the Country Manager with input on the reporting requirements for the business as a whole;

-  Conduct due diligence on the existing/ new loan portfolios and assist in the formulation and management of Management Information (MI) for the Senior Team on an ongoing basis;

-  Ensure all MI systems are kept up to date and accurate at all times;

-   Oversee and responsibility for the timely delivery of accurate and robust MI as required by our client (to include daily, ad-hoc, weekly and monthly reporting);

- Assist Senior Asset Manager / Senior Manager in the organisation of portfolio reporting meetings and where relevant act as point of contact for the client on specific projects;

- Provide coaching and guidance to junior staff;

- As a Team Lead, instruct junior team members to complete tasks leading to the effective management of client reporting.



The position holder should possess the following key attributes:

- University degree in Banking or Economics/Finance/Private Equity;

- 3 to 7 years of relevant professional experience with a Private Equity client, NPL Servicer or Real Estate Asset Management preferable

- Financial modelling – ability to work with complex MS Excel features to suit Senior Management MI requests;

- Due diligence experience – ability to work with limited information to assist with the formation strategies regarding borrower connections;

- Strong financial analysis skills with ability to review; understand and interpret audited financial accounts, management accounts and financial forecasts an advantage;

- Effective communicator, influencer and negotiator with an ability to communicate at all levels;

- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;

- Experience of working in a client facing role and of negotiating with internal/ external stakeholders and their advisors;

- Demonstrate an organised approach to work, and an ability to prioritise to ensure critical tasks are delivered accurately and in a timely manner;

- Experience in working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment;

- Fluent in English and Italian (any other language would be considered as an asset);

- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft packages with key focus on Excel, especially:  

  • ability to manage large data;
  • knowledge of advanced functions;
  • pivot tables and charts;
  • use of analytical add-ins;
  • macros and VBA editing.


Additional Information

Link Group’s purpose statement ‘Together we achieve’ reflects how much we value working together: with each other; with our clients; and with third parties, to help everyone achieve success – both personal and professional

We have an ongoing commitment to career progression, training and education as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package that under pins this.

At Link, you’ll find we support achievement and celebrate success. So, if you want to be a part of this, click the ‘I’m Interested’ or 'Apply' button…

The applications must be submitted in English to be considered