Financial Analyst, London Financial Analyst, London …

Coller Capital
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Feb 21
Competitive
Coller Capital
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Feb 21
Competitive
Posted by:
Adam Rees • Recruiter
Posted by:
Adam Rees
Recruiter
Working within the Finance department that acts as a business partner to Front Office and Investor Relations, you will be expected to foster strong relationships with various counterparties and service providers in order to deliver for our investors. The firm supports the Finance team’s collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit and fast-paced atmosphere which has proven to be an ideal environment for team members to learn, develop and flourish.

Key Purpose

Working within the Finance department that acts as a business partner to Front Office and Investor Relations, you will be expected to foster strong relationships with various counterparties and service providers in order to deliver for our investors. The firm supports the Finance team’s collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit and fast-paced atmosphere which has proven to be an ideal environment for team members to learn, develop and flourish.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

The Financial Analyst will encounter a broad remit and this opportunity exposes you to a diverse range of areas in Finance to ensure you have the opportunity to maximise your strengths. You will sit within the Treasury and Fund Reporting team, however the role will involve working collaboratively with our Investment Monitoring team to achieve common goals, as well as a number of other areas both inside and outside of the organisation, per the below:

Treasury and Fund Reporting 

New and existing Investments

  • Working with the Investment and Execution (Legal) teams to remain fully informed on new deal progress, ensuring sufficient liquidity to meet investment costs and expenses, whilst maximising returns to investors.
  • Collaborating with FX trading counterparties and leverage providers in order to execute FX trades, manage loan facility utilisations and negotiate transaction terms. In order to do this effectively it is important to fully understand the FX/hedging and leverage strategy.
  • Delivering regular reporting packs to senior management and making recommendations to drive the strategies mentioned above. This includes liquidity forecasting, investment performance, pipeline deal tracking, FX exposure coverage, and covenant stress testing.
  • Developing strategy to maximise investor returns, including modelling the future liquidity position of the funds to optimise the amount and timing of investor cashflows

Cyclical work

  • Working with our Fund Administrator to review quarterly accounts which reflect recent investment activity, and implement any disclosure or presentational changes as appropriate.
  • Partnering with our Investor Relations team to deliver fund performance analysis for investors and aiding fundraising through the delivery of due diligence materials.
  • Determining the optimum setup and operation of structures for new Investor vehicles.
  • Working with multiple parties (auditors / investment teams / across the rest of the finance department) to deliver accurate and insightful information in, as well as co-ordinating delivery of, the annual audited accounts.
  • Partnering with Middle Office/IT teams to innovate market-leading treasury platform functionality.

Qualifications & Experience

At Coller Capital, the key to our success is the efforts and skills of our people. As Financial Analyst, you will work closely within Finance’s 30+ strong, collaborative, and mutually supportive team, sitting within the Treasury and Fund Reporting sub-team.

 

We value strong communicators who have impact and influencing skills, and the ability to take responsibility for significant areas of work, whilst managing multiple competing priorities. The successful candidate would be encouraged to form opinions and make recommendations on workflows. This is a high-profile role and provides a top-performing candidate with the opportunity to gain general private equity industry knowledge, experience across the full spectrum of Finance, and other functions within our firm, whilst adding value to the business as a whole.

 

You will see your efforts deliver tangible results and you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a meritocratic environment. We recognise, support, and value effort. Our corporate structure shuns hierarchy and bureaucracy – preferring agility, teamwork and innovative thinking. We are committed to supporting the learning and development of team members, through both structured training programmes and informal channels.

 

Essential

  • Newly Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) – up to 2yrs PQE
  • Strong organisational and motivational skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong Excel skills

Desirable 

  • Experience in one of the Top 10 firms or within a PE firm/Asset Manager
  • Familiarity with senior stakeholder interaction
  • Sound knowledge of FX and capital markets
  • Experience in Business Intelligence / Data Analytics / Process Change
  • Knowledge of coding language (e.g. Python, C++ or VBA, etc)
  • First time passes in professional qualification
  • A level Maths, grade A or above
  • 2:1 degree or higher
  • Experience working alongside Administrators/third party providers

Competencies {key behaviours}

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to create, develop and maintain strong business relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a growing, fast-paced environment and manage multiple competing priorities within deadlines
  • Ability to take responsibility for significant areas of work and deliver with minimal supervision showing an accountable and proactive approach
  • Demonstrate an ability to assimilate and adapt quickly to new knowledge and concepts
  • Ability to identify efficiencies and work collaboratively to drive change
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude; places value on and contributes to a collaborative and supportive team culture
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