European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Purpose of Job
To ensure on-going integrity of the Bank wide equity data and to provide a common platform of consistent information, analysis and reporting across the Bank on all matters related to the Bank’s equity portfolio. This role is the liaison point for Banking and Finance for all matters relating to equity portfolio management.
EPMU acts as a centre for co-ordination of equity related information and has ownership and responsibility for maintenance of the Bank’s equity software (Frameworks, NEDS, eFront) enabling analysis of the equity portfolio across all sectors and teams, and is the first point of contact for equity related queries.
The EPMU Assistant Analyst may work on all aspects of the day to day business activities related to equity investments; reviewing new signings and exits, advising on transactions and nominee director appointments, checking valuations, information capture, data analysis and reporting with guidance from senior team members where necessary.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
The Assistant Analyst has some or all of the following accountabilities and responsibilities:
- Assist with preparation and editing of internal documents and reports
- Manage mailbox and internal/external correspondence/requests including drafting responses for review, forwarding for action within the team and interfacing with other departments to ensure that follow-up action is taken where applicable
- Maintain and manage data in EBRD-specific applications (Frameworks, eFront, NEDS, DTM, etc.) to ensure accuracy of Bank records
- Identify opportunities to improve departmental processes and outputs to ensure they are kept up to date and fit for purpose.
- Assist with the Bank’s direct equity fair value approval process, and equity funds portfolio valuations/data collection process including: i) tracking and reporting on the process to ensure timely approvals and delivery to other departments; and (ii) capturing data/valuations and maintaining history of valuations provided by Banking
- Collection of analytical and static data, including proactive verification to endure consistency and data maintenance
- Periodic and ad hoc reporting for OLs and PMs, data analysis and assist with preparation for management reporting (including EqCom and EVRC)
- Shareholder meetings – provide OL / PM advice regarding voting; collect and store detailed information about EBRD’s participation as a shareholder in shareholder meetings
- Nominee Directors – oversee appointment process, update ND guidelines, providing reporting and guidance to various parties when necessary
- Testing of system upgrades, enhancements/fixes, including defining and running user acceptance testing in co-operation with IT
- Provide external auditors with relevant documentation and assist them with any other queries they might have
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
- University degree in finance, economics, business or related subject or several years of relevant banking/portfolio experience
- Professional Qualifications such as ACA, CFA, CPA etc. would be advantageous
- Quantitative/ numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and understand and review financial models
- Credit analysis skills, with the ability to interpret accounts, understanding local and international accounting principles
- Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spreadsheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules
- Good understanding of relevant systems and processes
- Good written and oral communications skills in English
- Previous experience in banking and general understanding of equity investments is paramount
- Motivation, attention to detail, common sense, outstanding time management skills, ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
What is it like to work at the EBRD?
Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.
The EBRD environment provides you with:
- Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
- A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
- An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital transformation at the heart of what we do.
Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.