Finance Analyst

Competitive Salary
09 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Job role
Finance analyst
The role

Working within the Finance department and acting as a business partner to Front Office and Investor Relations, you will be expected to foster good relationships with external fund managers 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 develop and flourish.

The detail

The Finance Analyst will encounter a broad remit but we want to ensure you maximise your strengths, so this opportunity exposes you to all areas of Finance, but will primarily sit in the Fund Accounting team, or the Investment Monitoring team:

Fund Accounting;

Existing investments
  • Working with the Investment and Execution (Legal) teams to remain fully informed on deal progress, ensuring sufficient liquidity to meet investment costs and expenses, whilst maximising returns to investors.
  • Collaborating with multiple external parties to execute FX trades, loan drawdowns, repayments etc. 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 which is used to drive the strategies mentioned above. This includes cash reconciliations, material movements and a review of investments that have been made by the funds (as well as deals in the pipeline).
  • Working alongside our Fund Administrators to maximise investor returns by timing capital calls and distributions to investors appropriately. This work involves aggregating the current and future cash positions of the funds to calculate the optimum amount to call or distribute and then verifying the figures provided by the Fund Admin

Cyclical work
  • Partnering with our Investor Relations team in the preparation of materials which summarise the position of the funds for Investors.
  • Working with our Fund Administrators to produce accurate, complete quarterly accounts which reflect recent deal activity and any appropriate changes in presentational requirements.
  • Working with Auditors / Investment Teams / across Finance to ensure provision of information and accurate delivery of our annual audited accounts.

Investment Monitoring;

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, interpreting and capturing 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 Team 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 throughout 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) Team.

Cyclical work
  • Summarising the work performed to obtain comfort over the funds' valuations in a quarterly review pack.
    Reviewing the weekly reconciliation between the Administrator's system and Coller Capital's in-house system, checking for accuracy with attention to detail, and ensuring issues are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • More infrequent work may be required in either role and could include designing process improvements and efficiencies, and project work or initiatives which may see you collaborating with multiple teams within the firm.

The candidate

At Coller Capital, the key to our success, are the efforts and skills of our people. As Finance Analyst, you will work closely within Finance's 30 strong, collaborative, and mutually supportive team, sitting within either the Fund Accounting, or Investment Monitoring sub-team. We value strong communicators who have impact and influencing skills, ability to take responsibility for significant areas of work, whilst managing multiple competing priorities.

This is a high-profile role and provides a top-performing candidate with the opportunity to gain general private equity industry knowledge, as well as experience across the full spectrum of Finance, and other functions within our firm.

You will see your efforts deliver tangible results and you'll 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.

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