Portfolio Executive – Private Equity

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Private Equity

We are working with a client that is the well-established private equity arm of a listed business. The private equity business manages c. £1bn of investments across a variety of sectors and unlike traditional PE, operates on a evergreen strategy and isn't beholden to usual PE cycles of acquisition / exit. Their incumbent Portfolio Executive is moving internally so they are now looking to hire someone from an accountancy practice background to be responsible for their portfolio activities.

  • Anywhere

Private Equity

We are working with a client that is the well-established private equity arm of a listed business. The private equity business manages c. £1bn of investments across a variety of sectors and unlike traditional PE, operates on a evergreen strategy and isn't beholden to usual PE cycles of acquisition / exit. Their incumbent Portfolio Executive is moving internally so they are now looking to hire someone from an accountancy practice background to be responsible for their portfolio activities.

Description

As a Portfolio Executive, you will be responsible for the monitoring and analysis of a portfolio of investments, reporting to the board and working closely with management company teams to ensure a robust reporting of data. This will also include conducting the quarterly valuations and presenting regularly to senior stakeholders. The incumbent will be around to help in the first six months and through the first valuation cycle so hopefully there will be a good level of support. 

The firm has a strong family-style and close-knit culture that underpins everything they do from their investment process through to how their people are expected to perform and operate within the business.

Skills

The skills and experience required for this Portfolio Executive role include but are not limited to:

  • Strong academic background with at least a 2:1 at university.
  • Experience in private markets valuations (likely from an advisory provider like Big 4, information services or ratings agency).
  • ACA (or equivalent) highly desirable.
  • Highly presentable with good communication skills and ability to cultivate relationships across a broad range of stakeholders.

Apply

To apply for this Portfolio Executive role, please use the apply button.

This role is 4 days a week in-office with 1 hybrid work from home day. Visa sponsorship is not available for this role so as a result you must be able to work without restriction in the UK.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience closely matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been the leading recruiter of Finance Directors, Financial Controllers and Fund Accountants to UK and European private equity firms for over 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including buyout funds of all sizes, growth & venture capital investors, real estate funds, co-investment vehicles, secondaries funds and fund of funds. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see the Walker Hamill website.

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