A day in the life of a Finance Consultant at ATFS

As a finance consultant, I work closely with the ATFS and Altair finance team to review clients’ business plans and identify the additional capital required for them to deliver on their strategic aims, be it upgrading their existing stock or developing new stock. I work with ATFS Directors to identify the source of funding and assist clients with developing their funding strategy.

My clients range from small housing associations looking to increase their stock, to larger organisations undergoing mergers, including some international clients.

I am also in charge of updating the client portal on the ATFS website for our retained clients, which has a wealth of market information. This involves working with data to draft Economic reports, looking at economic information of major economies and doing some forecast analysis for interest and inflation rates. Having studied Economics, I enjoy writing these reports about the effects of macroeconomic factors on the wider sector and on my clients.

Aquila provides a unique opportunity to work across the group and its different subsidiaries, making my typical day very varied and rewarding. For example, in addition to working on finance projects, I am involved with Leadership 2025, an initiative looking to increase diversity at leadership levels within the sector.

Working at Aquila allows me to use my degree in some way, whilst having a social impact. Both these factors were important to me when making my decision of where to work. And four years later, I’m convinced I made the right choice.

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