Investment Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Kigali
  • Applications have closed

ITM Africa is currently assisting an investment company in the hiring of an Investment Analyst.

Our client provides growth capital to  early stage and growing SMEs in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. They customize the necessary packages based on the needs of each company; not only post-investment, but also beforehand to get the SMEs to the point of being due diligence and investment ready; focusing on finance, accounting, investment planning, strategy, governance, operations, supply chain management, HR, and ESG standards.

As an Investment Analyst Associate/Manager, you will be hands-on, on-site, and end-to-end involved with SMEs, to help them become DD and investment ready, and assist them in maximizing growth, scaling operations, improving business performance and realizing their impact potential.

What you will do:

  • Screen potential businesses for investment, based on various operational, financial, and ESG criteria.
  • Interact with local partners and pipeline feeder organizations.
  • Conduct in-depth credit appraisal analysis based on current assets and potential future income.
  • Conduct profitability analysis of overall business and business units.
  • Conduct ESG and impact assessment activities.
  • Create financial projection models for income, balance sheet and cash flow.
  • Conduct profitability analysis of overall business and business units.
  • Prepare investment documentation.
  • Support the investment negotiation process.
  • Support the deal execution process.
  • Identify potential co-investing business angels.
  • Work as an internal senior finance professional of portfolio companies
  • Build and implement finance operations of investees.
  • Prepare weekly/monthly management reports.
  • Prepare investee company budgets.
  • Conduct financial audits of investee companies

You will be the right fit if you have:

  • A Master’s degree in business administration, economics, or finance/accounting/tax and audit.
  • Intensive knowledge and understanding, preferably by experience, of some of the following business domains: operations, financial and risk management, accounting, management controls.
  • Knowledge of the East African SME sector; specific understanding of the agribusinesses and/or (light) manufacturing sector in the region will be considered a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team, with an entrepreneurial drive.
  • Abilities to establish a mixture of empathy, trust, confidentiality and straightforwardness, paramount to help the entrepreneur to see things more clearly from a different view-point.
  • Excellent feedback, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creativity and flexibility to interact with entrepreneurs to offer individualized services.
  • Problem solving and strategic planning abilities; analytical skills and attention to detail; good numerical skills.
  • Commitment and self-motivation
  • Enjoy seeing the results and impact of your work, making a difference in the environment that surrounds you.

Application deadline: 09th May 2021*


*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for next steps.