Investment Analyst (Job Alert!!)

Job Summary

Opportunity to join an Abuja Based Boutique Investment Management Firm as an Investment Analyst; The firm is in the business of aggregating capital for and making investments in high-growth Nigerian businesses across a number of sectors including Infrastructure and Energy; Food and Agribusiness; Technology and Real Estate. The role requires a highly motivated, attentive, and proactive individual with great flexibility and initiative who will support the investment decision-making process for the firm.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking research into selected sectors and market segments to support the identification of potential investment opportunities and appropriate investment approaches
  • Screening of new investment proposals/opportunities and undertaking cursory investment analysis
  • Conduct detailed financial analysis, build financial models and undertake valuation of potential investments, utilising established methodologies (DCF, NPV, Comps) and applying multiple scenarios.
  • Prepare and present investment reports and recommendations to the management and Advisory Board
  • Participate in the due diligence process for the firm’s investments
  • Organize, file, and track documents related to specific transactions/projects, including financial and legal materials
  • Maintain a robust database of potential pipeline opportunities
  • Communicate with and maintain functional business relationships with external consultants, lawyers, technical partners, and service providers
  • Participate in the post-investment monitoring of investments
  • Support in the engagement with and provision of information and returns to the relevant regulators

Qualifications:

  • A strong Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a financial/numerate discipline
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in any of the following areas: Asset Management, Private Equity, Investment Research, Consulting, and Corporate/Project Finance
  • Possession of, or currently studying towards an additional qualification (CFA, MBA, ICAN, ACCA, etc.) would be an added advantage
  • SEC Sponsored Individual status is also an advantage

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • A very inquisitive mindset, strong commercial acumen, proactive disposition and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong financial analysis and modelling skills; including an understanding of the DCF and Comparable Company Analysis methods of valuation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with an emphasis on excellent report writing ability
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong level of attention to detail

Remuneration:

  • In line with market benchmarks based on the experience of the relevant individual.
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