Investment Professional

Verod
Lagos, Nigeria / Accra, Ghana

27 January 2021

CONTEXT

Verod’s Investment Professional is a member of the firm’s Investment Team. The Investment Professional is ultimately responsible for providing support to senior investment professionals on the team (Partners, VPs, Senior Managers, Associates and Analysts) across the entire transaction lifecycle, from sourcing to exits, through financial modelling/analysis, risk reviews, market research, document preparation, management team and expert engagement, business development, project updates and review of financial and business reports. The Investment Team also works in true collaboratively with the Head of Value Creation building and driving value creation plans and the Head of Investor Relations and Communications on fundraising and LP engagement and the Finance Team on portfolio valuations and reporting.

He or she would be required to have exceptional passion for investment, gravitas and confidence execute detailed analysis with an exceptional attention to detail. He or she must be ambitious, looking to drive Verod forward at every opportunity, showing potential of leadership and expertise in this field.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

- Support the Investment Team in all team activities involved with looking for potential deals, due-diligence and entry/restructuring/exit of companies within the firm’s portfolio of partner companies through in-market research, analysing company accounts and financial projections, and preparing presentation material
- Monitoring key financial and operational metrics and provide support to partner companies
- Supporting the firm with reporting and engagement with its Fund investors
- Engage in networking to develop your professional network to support fund activity and actively contribute to the culture and capability of the firm

KEY EXPERIENCE

- A strong first degree from a recognised University
- 3-5 years in a role conducting financial and operational analysis and engaging with senior management teams in the Investment banking, Consulting, Venture Capital or PE sector.
- Advanced level modelling and financial analysis skills, including knowledge of operating models, detailed financial projections and various types of valuation and returns analysis
- High proficiency with MS Office Suite especially Excel and Power Point.
- Strong, demonstrable skills in communication, presentations, business-writing and presentation
- Highly resourceful with strong quantitative analysis, research experience and problem-solving skills
- Good time management skills are a must for this role
- Willingness to travel and work on-site at partner companies when required

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
- Self-motivated and have an ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment;
- High level oral and written communications skills and proven attention to detail and strong research and presentation skills;
- Strong interpersonal and advocacy skills, with the ability to effect organisational change and influence senior management;
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize multiple projects;
- Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Requires a collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork.
- Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the effect of decisions in the company and partner companies.
- Must be able to handle confidential company and sensitive investment-related information with complete discretion.
- Must have strong drafting and analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyse data.
- Detailed oriented with strong organisational skills
- Strong ability to think creatively and inspire creativity in others
- Ability to manage multiple, high-pressure deadlines

LOCATION

Accra, Ghana
Lagos, Nigeria
(frequent travel may be required)

COMPENSATION

Remuneration package will be highly competitive based on qualification, experience and profile of the candidate.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES


1 Transaction Management:
- Support the Investment Team in all team activities involved with looking for potential deals and entry/restructuring/exit of companies within the firm’s portfolio of partner companies
- Conducting desktop and in-market research on various industries and businesses
- Analysing company accounts and financial projections by developing and analysing financial models
- Assist due diligence processes conducted using third party advisors
- Preparing presentation materials for internal and external use for example for interfacing with Investment Committee etc.

2 Value Creation:
- Monitoring key financial and operational metrics of partner companies
- Providing financial and operational support to partner companies

3 LP Engagement:
- Supporting the firm with reporting and engagement with its Fund investors
- Responding to and engaging with current and potential investors to address their concerns and generate additional investment funds or strategic resources for the firm

4 Relationship Building:
- Engage in networking to develop your professional network that will improve various firm activities including, but not limited to, deal sourcing, fundraising, information gathering, market analysis, etc.

5 Firm-building:
- Actively initiating and participating in activities that to build up the company’s capabilities and improve the firm’s culture

 

Interested candidates should please email their CVs to hr@verodcapital.com

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