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The ideal candidate will lead and assist efforts in pursuit of providing appropriate and innovative mezzanine investment, and value creation to select promising Philippine SMEs.

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Location: Makati CBD

Description

The ideal candidate will lead and assist efforts in pursuit of providing appropriate and innovative mezzanine investment, and value creation to select promising Philippine SMEs.

The Senior Investment Officer (Associate equivalent) will participate at all levels of deal execution and portfolio company investment oversight and management. Activities include, but not limited to, the following:

 

  • Screen new investment opportunities

  • Conduct due diligence and market validation for potential investments

  • Build relationships with entrepreneurs and investors to gain access to companies

  • Build and manage financial models, including underlying project operating pro formas, to analyze and structure investments and evaluate the associated risks.

  • Financial, business and industry due diligence on new investment opportunities

  • Compose both investment proposals and briefing memos on new investment opportunities, including term sheet development.

  • Participate in meetings and conference calls with management teams, investors and other intermediaries (investment bankers, business brokers, etc.) for new investment opportunities.

  • Database management of our portfolio

  • Perform financial reviews of existing portfolio companies and general portfolio monitoring.

  • Assist in preparing business development presentations

Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail

  • 4-5 years full-time, relevant work experience

  • Solid understanding of accounting and finance.

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with extensive financial modeling and analysis experience

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Familiarity with debt and project finance transactions and documentation is a plus

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, innovative, entrepreneurial environment

  • Self-starter, dependable and reliable, excellent at taking initiative, can work independently without close supervision, and be a supportive team member

Description

Reporting to the Managing Director, this position has overall responsibility for ARQ's financial management.

The position allows the successful candidate to be part of the senior management team, interface with ARQ's principals, and play a major role in the company’s continued development and expansion.​

  • Asset/Liability management- oversees the asset/liability management for the company. The Finance Manager works closely with senior management to develop specific guidelines for asset/liability management. 

  • Financial planning -works closely with senior management and departmental heads to identify and drive appropriate growth strategy, financial analysis and due diligence to enable the company to reach its strategic goals 

  • Budgeting and forecasting -participates extensively in the strategic planning process and leads the budgeting and forecasting processes of the company. The Finance Manager builds a strong financial discipline and accountability foundation for budgeting and forecasting.

  • Profitability analysis and reporting 

  • Internal/external financial reporting- ensure that resources, internal controls, and financial processes exist to achieve timely and accurate reporting of all financial matters to internal and external parties.  Leads the annual audit

  • Financial management- directs and coordinates the implementation of effective accounting and financial administration policies, procedures and reports to ensure sound financial management and control of the company.  

  • Ensure adequacy and appropriateness of the risk management methodologies and systems across the company to consistently meet best practices in the industry and prudential guidelines. 

  • Enhance the current risk control framework through formulation of policies/procedures and establish the mechanism to calculate, control and monitor enterprise risk. 

  • Review of operations, procedures and policies to comply with laws/prudential guidelines, assess optimal compliance and be in line with best industry practices. 

  • Review compliance audit results to implement processes/procedures to address risk mitigation effectively and expeditiously.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance.

  • Minimum 7 years experience directly related to Accounting/Finance in a financial service firm, commercial bank, or investment fund. At least 4 years must have been in managerial capacity

  • Fully functional with all aspects of financial and cost accounting, reporting, MIS, payroll and MS Excel.  

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.  

  • Possess good presentation and organizational skills.  

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.

  • CPA or similar accreditation.

Description

The Program Development and Operations Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day tasks associated with program development and implementation, conducting market research and analysis, and building relationships with stakeholders.

  • Design and implement a strategic plan to increase reach and awareness of smart capital or mezzanine capital for growing SMEs in the Philippines

  • Build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders

  • Develop and implement an effective Communications Strategy covering social media, website, and other channels, to guide the development of content, support effective and efficient communications campaigns, and ensure brand consistency

  • Develop and build a functional advisory group to provide value-creation activities to the SME portfolio

  • Assist in the development, preparation and maintenance of correspondence, presentations, reports, and marketing collateral for various stakeholders such as pitch books, executive summaries, investor reports, etc.•

  • Updates organization website and assists in maintaining social media presence

  • Coordinate meetings and events with principals

 

General Administrative Functions

  • Plans and coordinates logistics for all meetings (as well as record notes/ minutes), and events that publicize the organization and its programs

  • Documents and follows up on important actions and decisions from meetings

Requirements

  • Highly motivated and talented fresh graduates with relevant Bachelor’s degrees in Development or Management

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills both in English and Filipino (other local dialects are a plus)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite Apps

  • Keen attention to detail; ability to exercise discretion

  • Analytical mindset and strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills

  • Self-driven with an entrepreneurial mindset. Ability to work independently within a small team in a startup environment

  • Skills in information design and social media management experience is a plus

Description

The Investment Analyst - Intern role at ARQ SME Business Development Company (ARQ SME BDC) represents a unique opportunity to be part of a lean dynamic team operating within the Philippines SME market. ARQCapital is hiring an Investment Analyst - Intern for its growing business development investment team. The role is ideal for candidates seeking long-term careers in private investments.

  • Assists senior professionals in the evaluation, risk assessment, and due diligence review of potential transactions

  • Generates client/transaction info sheet using information generated from the client for both internal and external use

  • Assists in monitoring the bookbuilding/closing of live transactions

  • Assists in drafting definitive documentation and completing live transactions

  • Assists in managing the overall portfolio as well as co-investor accounts/portfolios

Requirements

  • Preferably a 4th year college or a graduating student with a degree in accounting, business or finance

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills; ability to communicate with senior leadership professionals.

  • Excellent analysis and excel skills, and ability to synthesize data into coherent frameworks.

  • Ability to excel in both team and self-directed settings

  • Strong work ethics, detail orientation and a passion for excellence

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Attention to detail

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