Portfolio Manager

  • £90 - £120K plus a bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Walker Hamill
  • 23 Sep 16

Our client is focused on sourcing, executing and monitoring equity and equity linked investments primarily in non-public Infrastructure (transportation, energy and utilities) companies on behalf of investment funds advised by the Firm and third party clients.

The candidate’s responsibilities are likely to be in the following areas:

Work closely with our portfolio company finance teams to identify, scope and execute value adding improvements to finance systems, controls and operations

Co-ordinate overarching approach to risk management of portfolio companies

Act as primary contact for portfolio company finance teams

Advise on accounting, tax and structuring issues in relation to new and existing investments  

Prepare material for board and other meetings

Work with the deal team and other asset managers to ensure a co-ordinated and value enhancing approach to portfolio companies 

Liaise with external auditors of portfolio companies to ensure high audit quality and any identified weaknesses in systems and controls are escalated and acted upon 

Work with advisors on the tax position of portfolio companies and implementation of tax advice

Ensure portfolio companies have the appropriate system and controls in place to ensure timely and accurate debt reporting and compliance

Liaise with portfolio company management and administrators to ensure distributions are received by the Fund in a timely manner and in accordance with tax advice

Provide input into the valuation process for portfolio companies

Oversee the administrators of holding companies

Work with internal auditors, as applicable, to identify and test high risk areas of systems and controls of portfolio companies

Liaise with UK compliance and fund compliance to provide management information to satisfy compliance obligations 

Assist with the preparation of material for board and other meetings  

The ideal candidate will satisfy the following criteria:

Excellent academic record from a leading university

Hold a recognised accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and first time passes

At least eight years post qualified experience of working in or with finance functions of operating businesses  

Strong interpersonal and communications skills

Strong working knowledge of IFRS and knowledge of European local GAAPs

The candidate should be based in London  

Fluency in European language(s) well regarded

Demonstrated initiative and strong work ethic