Purpose of Job
The Associate Banker contributes to all phases of the transaction cycle, including transaction origination, structuring, execution, implementation and monitoring. The Associate Banker will take responsibility for those tasks assigned to them by the operation leader, which may include undertaking comprehensive due diligence, including financial, market, integrity and EBRD policy compliance, as well as effective post-signing implementation and monitoring. The Associate Banker carries out these tasks as part of a project team under the guidance of an operation leader or under the supervision/guidance of more senior bankers or the team Director.
The Associate Banker role may also include elements of business/pipeline development, client management and policy dialogue.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Qualifications and Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree. MBA or other relevant Master’s degree preferred Professional qualification such as ACA, CFA, ACCA, or CIMA desirable but not required.
•Intellectual curiosity and an affinity for analytical rigour
•Strong quantitative/numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models.
•A strong interest in capital markets and in depth understanding of financial and economic trends regionally and globally.
•Valuation and financial analysis skills, with the ability to interpret accounts, understanding local and international accounting principles and practice of financial analysis.
•Advanced financial modelling abilities, with the ability to build and maintain M&A and LBO models.
•Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spread sheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules.
•Previous experience with the full private equity transaction cycle and legal documentation.
•Ability to work effectively as a team member and to deadlines and under time pressure.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
•Good command over Arabic is an advantage.
Experience & Knowledge:
•A minimum of two years in an investment banking or private equity investment role