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NOTE: Candidates must be ACA/CA/CPA qualified and be a CFA studier or qualified
Fully-Qualified ACA/CA/CPA qualified accountant from the investment management sector working in a commercial or analytical role or candidate with experience from the Transaction Services department in the Big 4 firm.
Must either be a CFA studier or be CFA qualified
Strong numeracy skills with data analysis and manipulation data experience and the ability to produce value-add and commercially valuable MI
Ability to join the Fund Manager in client meetings and also work independently
Someone who is available on a 1-month or less notice period
To provide specialist analysis, support, and look for new potential investment opportunities within different sectors for VCT, and at all times to act honestly, fairly and professionally in accordance with the best interests of the Company's clients
To undertake detailed analysis of potential qualifying and non-qualifying investment opportunities for the VCTs in line with their investment policies.
To monitor and evaluate existing investments within VCTs on an ongoing basis.
To interpret and monitor results of company holdings
To prepare valuation/earnings models for companies as requested
To conduct due diligence exercises on companies
To participate in Company visits to achieve an understanding of potential investment opportunities
To maintain an ongoing relationship with key contacts sector specialists
To maintain and develop business, market, regulatory and specialist knowledge as required for the role
To maintain a register of HMRC advanced assurances, VCT check lists and VCT warranty letters to support the funds' status as VCTs.
To maintain a database of information relating to qualifying investments and other portfolio metrics.
To maintain research files
To prepare reports and management information on the VCT as required, including: Daily, Weekly, Monthly & Annual valuations, along with Monthly fact sheets and quarterly, semi-annual and annual investment management reports
To maintain orderly and up-to-date files on each of the VCT investments.
To maintain a register of those documents held in each company file with particular emphasis on VCT clearances.
To assist with preparation for VCT external audit and provide evidence to support the valuations of investments in private companies.
To prepare company files in advance of company meetings.
To ensure company file notes are prepared, completed and distributed (if appropriate) by relevant author.
To assist with operation of the buyback scheme.
To print off previous day's transactions and ensure trades are correctly booked
To assist with the promotion and marketing of VCTs.
USEFUL EXPERIENCE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Relevant CISI or CFA Qualification would be useful (but not essential)
Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent knowledge of WM procedures and processes (including Avaloq)
Good working knowledge of Avaloq system
Experience of using market data and trading systems such as Bloomberg, Fidessa & FactSet
Excellent understanding of relevant Compliance regulations, particularly relating to Market Abuse, Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime, Client Assets, TCF.