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  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    ITS
  • Division:
    IBP Digital and Technology
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:
    Competitive

FinOps Specialist (10193)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.


We have an exciting opportunity for a FinOps Specialist to join our business. The Finops Specialist is responsible for performing financial operations (Finops) activities that cover on-premise and cloud estate consumption, optimization, and cost management, with a high prioritisation on cloud Finops.  The role will manage and optimise resources and costs in an on-premise and cloud computing environment. This includes activities such as monitoring and analyzing cloud usage and costs, identifying cost drivers, implementing cost-saving strategies, and ensuring cost-effective utilization of cloud resources.

The Finops Specialist will work closely with cross-functional technical teams, including Engineering, Architecture, and IT Operations, as well as the Finance teams to align Finops activities with business objectives and drive efficiency and cost-effectiveness across both on-premise and cloud environments. This role requires strong analytical skills to analyze financial and operational data, financial acumen to provide insights and recommendations, and expertise in cloud computing platforms, such as Microsoft Azure, to effectively manage and optimize cloud resources and costs.

 

What you will be doing

  • Financial operations management related to compute, storage and resource consumption, optimization, and cost management.
  • Analyze and optimize resource usage to drive cost efficiencies and identify potential savings opportunities.
  • Develop and implement processes and controls to ensure accurate financial reporting and compliance with financial policies and procedures.
  • Utilize cloud financial management tools and techniques to manage and optimize cloud spending.
  • Monitor and analyze cloud usage and costs, identify cost drivers, and recommend cost-saving strategies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement cloud cost optimization initiatives and track their effectiveness.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret financial and operational data to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Prepare regular reports and dashboards on financial performance, cost trends, and optimization initiatives.
  • Present findings and recommendations to stakeholders, including senior management, to support decision-making.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align Finops activities with business objectives.
  • Engage with stakeholders to understand their requirements and provide financial insights and recommendations.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on Finops and provide guidance and support to internal teams.

 

What we are looking for

  • Strong understanding of financial principles and practices, with experience in financial analysis and reporting.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing platforms, such as Microsoft Azure, and experience in cloud cost management and optimization.
  • Familiarity with financial management tools and systems, including cloud financial management tools.
  • AZ-900 a must, and other Azure certifications are of benefit.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to translate financial data into actionable insights.
  • Continuous learner with a curiosity for new technologies and industry trends.

 

Desirable attributes

  • Relevant certifications in Finops, cloud cost management, or finance (e.g. FinOps Certified Practitioner, AWS Certified Cloud Financial Management, etc.) are desirable.
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field (optional)

As part of our collaborative & agile culture, our working week is 4 days in the office and one day remote.

Investec offers a range of wellbeing benefits to make our people feel healthier, balanced and more fulfilled in their lives inside and outside of work.

Here is a selection of what we offer;

Wellbeing

Wellbeing Subsidy, Corporate Gym Membership, Virtual GP, Peppy Health App (Fertility, Menopause and Early Parenthood), Optional Private Medical & Dental Insurance

Monetary

Non-contributory Pension & Discretionary Bonus

Life & Income Protection

Life Assurance, Critical Illness & Income Protection

Travel

Season Ticket Loan & Electric Vehicle Scheme 


Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!


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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN
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Daniel Szczerban

+44 20 7597 5933

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Benefits

Pension
Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance
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