Matt Davies

Matt

Head of Portfolio Analytics

Where I've worked

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2001

Trade Reconciliations Analyst

Along with the rest of the world, I learned that big companies can go bust.

I like to think that my back office support to the trade floor played no part in this.

2003
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Commission Analyst

This gave me invaluable experience in dealing with various stakeholders on a sensitive topic.

My responsibilities included calculating sales commission and reporting on performance.

2005

Various Finance Analyst Roles

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These roles helped to understand and predict volatility within performance.

The core focus of what I did was on understanding the trends in our P&L performance.

These roles helped to understand and predict volatility within performance.

The core focus of what I did was on understanding the trends in our P&L performance.

2010

Forecasting and Analytics Manager

Here I learned many different forecasting techniques and developed a strong understanding of our overall business model.

It was my job to predict our future financial performance and understand the drivers behind our results.

2013

Head of Portfolio Analytics

In this role I assess external influences and the impact they have on our performance. I use this information to develop analytical insights to support decision making within the business.

Vanessa McPhee

Vanessa

Director, Financial Planning and Forecasting

Where I've worked

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1997

Experienced Audit Senior

During my time here I qualified as a Chartered Accountant and progressed from ‘doing’ to leading audit teams across multiple sites.

I led audits of the statutory accounts of UK companies and groups, giving reassurance to stakeholders that the results presented were true and fair.

2001
Vanessa

Business Assurance Manager

I learned the importance of risk management, a lot about inventory management and how a jet engine works!

I led internal audits and risk management reviews across Rolls-Royce in the UK and Europe, including for its Commercial Marine, Engine Manufacture and Head Office functions.

2006

Financial Accounting & Projects Manager

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This is where I developed an understanding of all the Finance systems and processes so I could assess how they were impacted by business change. I also got to work closely with teams in other business areas – I developed an understanding of project and change management in IT, for example.

I led projects within the Finance function, managed the impact of business projects on finance systems and financial information, and managed the UK Accounting function, including the preparation of the statutory accounts.

2010

Head of Finance Risk Office

Treasury Operations and Travel & Expense Management

Here, I developed experience of managing a business-critical daily process. With the Travel & Expense role came the management of a team in another country, as well as leading my UK team.

I led the three functions while managing critical banking functions for Capital One and the policies and reporting around travel and expense spending.

Here, I developed experience of managing a business critical daily process. With the Travel & Expense role came the management of a team in another country, as well as leading my UK team.

Leading the three functions while managing critical banking functions for Capital One and the policies and reporting around travel and expense spending.

2011
Vanessa

Head of UK Cost Finance

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In this role, I worked with every area of the business, understanding all the elements it’s made up of and what impacts their cost.

I was reporting and forecasting operating costs for the UK Card business, including partnering with all business areas to help manage spend, as well as providing transparency over spend and investment governance up to the UK leadership and group stakeholders.

In this role, I worked with every area of the business, understanding all the elements that make it up and what impacts their cost.

Reporting and forecasting operating costs for the UK Card business, including partnering with all business areas to help manage spend. Providing transparency over spend and investment governance up to UK leadership and group stakeholders.

2015

Director, Financial Planning and Forecasting

I get to tell the financial story of the business as it evolves and to see the sum of everyone’s success.

My role involves preparing and communicating regular financial reporting for Capital One’s UK Card business up to CFO, CEO and group stakeholders. I’m also business partnering with the Marketing function and forecasting our financial performance.

Finance jobs

“Coming into the marketing department, you have the opportunity to drive a piece of the business strategy forward and have real ownership of that.”

Amy Lenander, Chief Marketing Officer

“It almost feels like a start-up. It still feels really fresh. They’re not afraid of people coming in and disrupting; you get to do a lot as a grad that you wouldn’t expect to do.”

Tash Bromiley, Security Engineer. Information Security Team.

“You’ve got a great balance with the nimbleness of a start-up and the back-up of a big organisation and an even bigger US parent. You’re never on your own, you’ve always got someone to ask.”

Dan Kellett, Data Scientist

“The nature of our business means that off-the-shelf encryption algorithms won’t be adequate for our needs. So we have to go build our own – another opportunity.”

Mark Rosel, Director - Digital Project Management

“They understand that different people have different ways of working and you get a lot of support.”

Jing Li, Business Analyst

“You have to be proactive not just in your own work, but in your development. If you have the desire to learn and the desire to better yourself, Capital One will support you.”

Fergus Wadsley, Data Scientist, Decision Sciences Team

‘Reimagine Money, Inspire Life’ isn’t just something that’s written in big letters on a wall somewhere; it’s immediately obvious it guides the way people think. I like that.”

Dave Warren, Manager, Software Engineering

“We actively try to get people out of debt and improve their financial life. Stop talking about technology – talk about wanting to do good. The technology is what makes it possible.”

Sy Karim, User Experience Designer

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