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Banking/Finance , Accounting - Qualified
Location: Cyprus,Nicosia
Reference: 1164
Date Posted: 08/08/2017
Financial Analyst
CareerFinders, on behalf of our client, a global provider of Corporate & Fiduciary Services, we are seeking to recruit a well-qualified candidate for the position of Finance Analyst to be based in their offices in Nicosia.
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Role Overview:

The successful candidate will participate in all the Groups’s activities, such as screening investment opportunities, meeting management teams, completing due diligence, including valuations and modelling, participating in various portfolio monitoring tasks and data analysis projects as well as creating and updating marketing materials.

You will have expertise collecting, analyzing and managing quantitative data and creating meaningful analysis and reports to lead business improvement and cost reductions.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial analysis in support of the firm's due diligence on private equity fund/secondary/direct investment opportunities.
  • Analysis may include evaluating a firm’s strategy and historical track record versus industry benchmarks; tracking industry wide and fund specific investment and liquidity data; modelling fund cash flows and transaction structures; working with valuation models and projection models; reference calls; and compiling information for investment committee presentations.
  • Root cause analysis and uncovering core issues using data.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitability.
  • Creating financial models of alternative equity investments.
  • Manage the development of all weekly and monthly financial reports for planning, forecasting, and reporting models and their continuous innovation and communicating to your Operations partners.
  • Work with data source providers and technology teams to ensure that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely.

Key Skills/Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business, Maths and/or a similar discipline with analytical bias.
  • 1-5 years’ relevant experience in positions that require analysis and reporting financial results, performing financial and ad hoc analysis using data reporting tools
  • Required proficiency in Excel (macros, index, conditional list, arrays, pivots, lookups).
  • Demonstrated financial acumen and/or analytical experience delivering forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and data interpretation of results.
  • Advanced experience demonstrating problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (i.e. SQL, MS Access, Essbase and/or Cognos) and other financial systems (i.e. Oracle, SAP, Lawson, JD Edwards), providing solutions based on results of ad hoc analyses to senior management for strategic decision-making.
  • Proven ability to work with competing priorities & providing level-headed guidance during unexpected events.
  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong business sense; proven ability to manage new ideas and creative solutions and demonstrated experience managing such mechanisms to an end result.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines, prioritize workload and achieve effective results in a fast-paced, dynamic, ever-growing and often ambiguous environment; effective multi-tasking skills are vital.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and presentation skills working with multiple peer groups and senior levels of management.
To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV, along with any covering letter to quoting the above job title or alternatively call +357 22 002 285 for more information. Please note that due to the high volumes of applications received only shortlisted applicants will be responded to.
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