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Financial Analyst, IM

Employer
Coller Capital
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
competitive
Closing date
Aug 9, 2023

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is one of the world's leading investors in the secondary market for private assets. The firm provides liquidity solutions to private markets investors worldwide, acquiring interests in private equity, private credit, and other private markets assets. In January 2021, the firm closed Coller International Partners VIII, with committed capital (including co-investment vehicles) of just over $9 billion and backing from over 200 of the world's leading institutional investors. In February 2022 the firm closed Coller Credit Opportunities I, with committed capital (including co-investment vehicles) of c.$1.4 billion and backing from over 30 institutional investors.

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.

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 Investment Monitoring team, however the role will involve working collaboratively with our Treasury and Fund Reporting team to achieve common goals, as well as a number of other areas both inside and outside of the organisation, per the below:

Existing investments
  • Monitoring and confirming the accuracy of investment valuations provided by underlying investment managers in "real time", down to a portfolio company level, primarily through reviewing and interpreting financial statement information.
  • Ensuring the accuracy and classification of cash flows as recorded in the bespoke Investment Monitoring system.
  • Ongoing governance of investment performance, working alongside the Investment and Risk teams and directly with Asset Managers. This entails probing information around funding requirements, exit assumptions and underlying performance improvement plans.
  • Working alongside our tax team to manage complex underlying structures, and the teams administering them in a wide range of jurisdictions.

New Investments
  • Supporting the Investment team with analysis such as fund exposure and historic performance.
  • Tracking progress of new deals and ensuring that any multi-currency funding, multi-region structuring, and reporting requirements are in line with our strategic objectives and are appropriately communicated to the Administrators, Treasury, Investment and Execution (legal) teams.

Cyclical work
  • Summarising the performance of our portfolio valuations in a quarterly review pack.
  • Partnering with our Investor Relations team to deliver investment performance analysis for investors and aiding fundraising through the review of investment materials.
  • Partnering with Middle Office/IT teams to innovate market-leading investment platform functionality.

Essential experience:
  • Newly Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Strong organisational and motivational skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong Excel skills

Desirable experience:

Experience in one of the Top 10 firms or within a PE firm/Asset Manager
  • Experience working with or for debt or credit funds
  • Knowledge of company and / or debt investment valuation approaches
  • Experience in Business Intelligence / Data Analytics / Process Change
  • Experience working alongside Administrators/third party providers
  • Knowledge of Luxembourg jurisdiction deal structuring

Competencies:
  • 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 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 problem solve and bring solutions to influence decision-making
  • 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
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

We are widely acknowledged as an innovator at the complex end of secondaries and with offices in London, New York, Seoul and Hong Kong, Coller has truly global reach. We are committed to advancing ESG initiatives and driving change across the private markets sector. Coller Capital has been awarded an A+ rating by the UNPRI across the board since 2018 and achieved climate neutral status in 2019. The Firm is a signatory of FAIRR, the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return Initiative created by the Coller Foundation. Coller Capital was a founding signatory on ILPA's Diversity in Action initiative and we actively partner with Out Investors. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where individuals can develop their talent and express themselves as part of a high achieving team. As investors, we value diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experience and actively look for these qualities in candidates. Our investment team alone benefits from over 20 different nationalities.

Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary and bonus scheme, we offer private medical insurance and an attractive pension.

Please let us know if we can make any reasonable adjustments at interview in order to fully support and promote your talent.

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