Finance Analyst - Graduate Profile

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Q&A with Sophie Bunce

Finance Analyst Joined 2015

Studied BSc Management | University of Nottingham

Why Capital One?

During my second year at university, I was given the opportunity to take part in a community challenge at Capital One HQ. The fun working environment, the culture and the people I met instantly won me over. It sparked my interest so much that as soon as I got home, I began researching Capital One and what they do. It wasn’t long before my decision had been made – this was where I was going to begin my career!

What’s surprised you about Capital One?

In my role as a Finance Business Partner, I have had the opportunity to work closely with the Leadership Team, and it has become apparent how our leaders truly live by our values. This creates a fantastic place to work where your ideas and creativity are encouraged. It’s shown me that culture isn’t defined by games rooms and Friday drinks – it’s about the message and strategy driven from the top.

What’s been your standout moment?

My standout moment to date was being promoted to Senior Finance Analyst within my first year at Capital One. My manager has heavily invested in my development, which has allowed me to learn an incredible amount in a short space of time. I’ve made a brilliant start to my career thanks to mentoring and coaching from some of the best brains in the business.

How is your work Reimagining Money and Inspiring Lives?

Currently I’m working on the annual budget, which allows me to get an insight into our future business strategy. Ensuring that the customer is at the heart of everything we do drives our mission of Reimagining Money and Inspiring Lives.