Post-Investment Management: Associate Principal
Location Gauteng
Salary R0.00 pm - R66,000.00 pm
Field Accounting & Finance
Type Full Time
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A company that aims to close the gaps between Enterprise Development, Supplier Development and Preferential Procurement is looking for a Post-Investment Management: Associate Principal. You will monitor, manage and grow investees. In the short-term, manage and grow a portfolio of high growth, early stage venture investments for a social venture capital fund. In the longer term, help in building Africa’s leading Gazelles incubation firm (Gazelles are the top 2% of start-ups and early stage SME’s which are high growth and will become market and industry leaders over a 20-year timeframe). Gazelles are a critical factor for job creation in most economies.

Portfolio Performance Management
Drive performance management in investee companies.
Ensure effective governance at investee and Fund levels.
Stakeholder reporting (including portfolio debt book health check).
Participate in Investment Committees.
Build BDS Model for Action SME’s
Define and build appropriate capabilities and services to assist Action’s portfolio companies.
Internal Processes
Help the Fund Head improve internal processes, procedures and policies to improve the Fund’s service delivery.
Lead Explosive Growth In Investees
Deliver business development mentoring and other value-added services to portfolio companies.
Assist Fund Head in extracting maximum value and impact from the portfolio.
CA (SA) and/or CFA.
Alternatively, Tertiary degree with an outstanding academic performance record with a strong problem solving (e.g. Engineering, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Finance, Business Science).
An MBA from a highly-regarded institution will be an advantage.
Track record of performance / excellent results.
Experience and Technical Skills
Experience working with SMEs thereby understanding personal/entrepreneur and business context & challenges that SMEs need to overcome in growing.
Finance and / or venture capital investing experience, preferably in the post-investment environment.
Preferable: 3+ years in an investment or finance environment, preferably within a reputable investment firm.
Secondary: (1) 3+ years in a business consulting firm with a bias towards business strategy and execution / project delivery roles, or advisory services to small businesses or (2) 3+ years in a top tier accounting firm with experience in auditing companies in the investment sector.
Financial modelling.
Investment monitoring.
Ability to understand and implement SME growth support model.
Diagnose/identify entrepreneur and SME gaps then propose solutions to close those.
Understand SME context.
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