Chartered Accountant: Associate Principal

Short Job Description: 

Manage and grow a portfolio of high growth, early-stage impact investments for the social venture capital fund managed by our client. Be able to run with the day-to-day portfolio management responsibilities with little or no oversight. Essential requirements: CA (SA), FCMA or CFA. Postgraduate degree with a strong problem solving (e.g. Engineering, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Finance, Business Science, BSC), and/or finance underpinning.

Where will the person be located? (Town/Suburb/Remote): 
In office, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise required: 
Accountant (CA)
Analyst - Investments and Insurance
Required Qualification: 
CA (SA), FCMA or CFA • Postgraduate degree with a strong problem solving (e.g. Engineering, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Finance, Business Science, BSC), and / or finance underpinning.
Estimated hours: 
Full-time, with flexibility
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R1m + negotiable
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Full Job Description: 

Permanent job available for a Post-Investment Management Associate Principle in Cape Town, Southern Suburbs

Essential requirements:

  1. CA (SA), FCMA or CFA. Postgraduate degree with a strong problem solving (e.g. Engineering, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Finance, Business Science, BSC), and/or finance underpinning.
  2. 3 - 5 years Impact / Venture capital investing experience, preferably in the post-investment environment, or 5+ years in a non-post-investment role in any investment or finance environment.

Job Description:

Output 1: Portfolio Management
• Deliver value-added assistance to portfolio companies, including:
o Detailed financial analysis / modelling
o Assistance in strategy development
o Execution management
o Business building support
o Access to new markets
o Raising capital
• Assume full responsibility for the allocated investee/s from deal team handover to exit.
• Help ensure that financial reporting, systems and processes of investees meet required standards.
• Develop and deliver special projects to unlock value at portfolio companies, including company restructures and turnarounds.
• Manage processes for additional capital to be deployed into portfolio companies.
• Preparation of regular portfolio updates to the relevant stakeholders, as required from time to time.
• Drive financial performance against target in investees.
• Assist in the preparation of consolidated portfolio review reports / dashboards.

Output 2: Governance
• Ensure effective governance and best practice within investees companies.
• Help ensure effective governance at a fund level.

Output 3: Growth Support
• Provide support to the Growth Support unit as and when required.
• Manage the relationship and deliverables between PIM and Growth Support, while at all times maintaining the primary engagement role with the investee companies.

Output 4: Monitoring and compliance
• Assist with the preparation of all monitoring & compliance-related information and deliverables.

Output 5: Legal
• Ensure effective management of investee company non-compliance and recommendation for enforcement & / or rectification.
• Manage legal resources for any PIM-related legal amendments.• Assist in the development and maintenance of the PIM lessons learnt database and records.
• Assist with all portfolio-related information databases and reports.

Output 6: Operations and Admin
• Assist in improving internal; processes, procedures and policies to improve PIM’s service delivery.

Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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