Private Equity Associate (Analyst)DescriptionTOP JOB ALERT!!Our client who invests in, manages, advises and operates global beverage and luxury hospitality businesses is currently looking to employ a Private Equity Associate (Analyst) to help drive both the financial underwriting of new acquisitions and the efficient financial oversight of our existing businesses.
A successful candidate will possess experience with analyzing financial statements, creating financial models, and assessing the real-
time performance of a business. Key Responsibilities : Acquisition Underwriting : Assist principals in assessing the historical financial performance of targetsAssemble detailed financial models for targets that passing initial screeningAssist principals in performing valuations of targetsResearch potential targets that fall within target specifications set by principals Deal Completion : Assist principals with financial due diligenceReview and re-
assess underwriting based on information learned in diligenceUpdate financial models with information learned in diligence Business Operation : Perform detailed analysis of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for portfolio companiesAssist management teams to understand their performanceProvide analysis that can drive the development of strategic initiatives and operational improvementsContinually assess performance and assist management in executingPerform ad hoc analysis for portfolio companies that lack the in-
house capability Qualifications and Experience : Tertiary qualification (degree) non-negotiablePost graduate qualification advantageous (viz.
Honours or MBA)5 years' experience in a similar working environment requiredWe expect a successful candidate will over time accumulate sufficient industry-
specific knowledge and experience to interact closely with the management team of each portfolio company to help each company develop and execute strategic initiatives and operational improvements.
Finance degree is not essential. We encourage graduates from all majors and areas of study to apply, as listed below : Actuarial Science or Maths or Stats DegreeAccounting Qualification with ArticlesBCom (Hons) Investment Management, Accounting, Economics or Business (Accountancy & Finance) DegreeBSc EngineeringBSc HonoursBEng Key Skills : Analytical mind that quickly grasps key concepts.
Deep understanding of how to read, assess, and pull apart financial statements.Financial statement modelling and equity valuationAbility to plan ahead and manage multiple tasks at once.
Self-motivation and ability to work independently most of the time.Ability to develop analytical framework and communicate findings and recommendations to management.
Imagination, creativity and an ability to find solutions to sometimes complex challenges.A sense of urgency and can-do attitude in response to all requests.
Ability to persuasively communicate findings and recommendations to principals, as well as less financially sophisticated managers at portfolio companiesHighly motivated with entrepreneurial driveEnthusiasm for financial marketsDynamic, driven, dedicated, determined and disciplined (5 D's) Travel : Will initially spend 30-
60 days in CaliforniaOpportunity to travel to the US 2-3 times per year.