Private Equity Accountant / Acquisitions Analyst

Central London, UK
09 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Title: Private Equity Accountant / Acquisitions Analyst

Location: London

Base salary: £60,000 to £80,000

Required: ACA or CA with 5 years UK experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen in a small, but well established, well-capitalised broad-based investment house who are seeking an up-and-coming individual capable of evaluating a range of new investment opportunities and managing an existing portfolio of assets. Current investments include buy/build private equity assets and listed equity's....

The role will expose the individual to enterprise acquisitions/disposals, bank fund raising and ongoing financial management of investments, the operational management of staff and systems as well as more bespoke investment propositions associated with property, co investing and family office partnerships.

Businesses investment opportunities under review are typically at £10m to £50m existing revenue stage, UK located, with specific sector interest in IT services, property and healthcare.

Their focus is on 'Buy & Build' strategies, supporting partner companies to grow through acquisitions.

Specific Role requirements:

Control and coordinate the overall investment portfolio of the company, current and future

Assist with detailed financial modelling and support around current and future enterprise investment targets, including DD price benchmarking and negotiation.

Manage a small team to deliver ongoing and expanded reporting on the current range of assets and portfolios, including the development of current IT systems, reports and benchmarking metrics.

Participate on the credit committee for investment decisions, underwriting of any loans granted, aswell as current and future investment initiatives. Act as a Director if required.

Support the operational directors (where applicable) with the risk analysis and any associated transaction sensitivities or modelling required

Assist with investment/divestment committee papers and investor meetings

Manage and report committed and actual spend against approved budgets

Consider post-transaction obligations and take responsibility for any post-transaction documentation, corporate tax structuring and responsibilities

Ideal Candidate

  • The ideal candidate will have a limited, but diverse background in private equity or corporate finance, exposure to listed equities and financial markets and property investments if possible.
  • They should have the confidence to deal with funding banks, family offices and investors, but also retain a capability to handle entrepreneurial individuals and a small team of staff at a human level.
  • They should be keen to help in sourcing possible investment opportunities and deals, have a limited ability to network where required and carrying out necessary analysis and due diligence even though the organisation will assist in that regard.
  • They would like you to show some initiative and have a proven capability in recent roles as the position will come with a high degree of autonomy.
  • An absolute attention to detail, IT and a structured approach would be a key requirement.

  • The company is very flexible on remuneration if they find the right candidate but is expected to be £60,000 to £80,000 .
  • The package will comprise of a basic salary plus an annual bonus based on agreed KPI's as well as short, and long-term incentives around asset performance and private equity carry.

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