Investment Controller Investment Controller …

Mainstay Capital Management
in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Permanent, Full time
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competitive
Mainstay Capital Management
in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
competitive

Company

The firm is a sizeable private equity fund with significant exposure in the German speaking region. Overall, the firm has raised over 15bn EUR from institutional investors and holds close to 50 portfolio companies that play an important role in their communities.

Close relationships are essential to the fund. The people with whom they work bring detailed knowledge of their businesses and an appetite to effect change for the benefit of all. The fund strives to bring industrial, strategic and operational expertise, which it believes represents a powerful combination.

Portfolio and Portfolio Company Controlling

The fund has established an important business unit that provides a range of services to the fund and portfolio companies that would otherwise be provided by third parties.

This group provides the Investment Committee with an independent view on portfolio companies’ financial performance and value creation activities. The team also prepares portfolio company valuations and supports Investor reporting and fund raising.

Position profile

The position is part of the Monitoring and Controlling team. This team is comprised of ten professionals, of which three are based in Scandinavia and seven in Frankfurt. The investment controller will be focusing on the portfolio companies across all geographies.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and analysing monthly reporting packages of portfolio companies
  • Preparation of internal monitoring reports and presentations to the Investment Committee
  • Preparation of Quarterly Investment Report to investors and responses to ad hoc investor requests
  • Valuation of existing portfolio companies
  • Taking part in / reporting findings at investment committee meetings
  • Modelling and improvement of existing reporting tools
  • Developing business partnerships with the deal teams to provide actionable and forward looking insights that enable the achievement of the investments’ goals

Candidate profile

  • Excellent academic records (top performer)
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance as a minimum
  • 4 – 10 years relevant work experience
  • Experience from transaction services firm and ideally as a business controller in the industry
  • Private equity experience highly desirable
  • Very high analytical capacity
  • Accurate and driven to deliver with high quality
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Factual and objective with proven judgement – critical when needed
  • Self-motivated and able to excel in a faced paced, time sensitive environment
  • Self-confident but still low key and humble (no ego)
  • Ambitious to contribute actively to a small team
  • Willing to travel and spend time at the fund’s locations
  • Fluent in English and German (strong preference is given to native German speakers)
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