Associate Director - Private Equity - Southampton

Competitive Salary
Ref: 164 Date Posted: Wednesday 01 Jun 2022
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Futures Recruitment Services are seeking an Associate Director for the Private Equity division, the candidate our client is looking for will be a key member of the Private Equity leadership team who work together to achieve strategic and financial success.

We are looking for a natural leader and expert in their field, an individual who will play an important role in helping the business to meet its real potential. You will be required to manage key client relationships through effective leadership of a large team to deliver a superior standard of service in the marketplace.  

Main Responsibilities for an Associate Director:

  • Develop, direct, and monitor the implementation of strategic business plans and recommendations to enhance financial performance and new business opportunities for the team and the wider business, ensuring such growth is managed and sustained.

  • Work closely with the Business Development team to develop a network of meaningful contacts, including prospects and influencers to grow the Private Equity fund services business.

  • Work closely with support teams to ensure systems and operations are developed to support the Private Equity fund services strategy, enabling tactical and strategic change initiatives, and acting as an active sponsor or business lead, as necessary, and deploying resources on key initiatives to ensure success.

  • Act as an A level authorised signatory on service delivery, ensuring company policy and professional and regulatory guidelines are adhered to and that a professional quality service is provided to clients and outside contacts.

  • Take full ownership of the economics and performance of the team(s) ensuring that resource allocation, succession planning and business performance are aligned to achieve commercially viable results.

  • Participate in client fee quotes, negotiations and regular reviews of existing client relationships to ensure client satisfaction, proactively identifying and securing new service opportunities and taking appropriate action for any substandard service provision.

  • Delivering through the team managers in ensuring that the requirements for a team/number of teams ensuring reporting deadlines are met, with oversight on planning, scheduling, and monitoring of workloads.

  • Attend client board meetings and present periodic financial and service level information.

  • Provide directorship services to client boards.

  • Lead and/or participate in new client proposals and pitches as necessary, and manage the integration of new clients into the Group’s procedures.

  • Lead or assist in the on-going development of systems and procedures to ensure the efficient, effective and controlled delivery of client services.

  • Ensure appropriate information and best practice is shared between designated client services teams.

  • As part of the Group leadership team, contribute towards the business as a whole, for instance, identifying improvements in policies and procedures that apply across the business either through normal course of business or as a member of committees constituted to continually drive forward and successfully commercialise the offering.

  • Actively manage the performance management and development of all direct reports as well as providing oversight in an operational lead capacity to non-direct reports.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise for an Associate Director:

  • Candidate will be ICSA, ACA, ACCA or ICAEW qualified

  • Considerable practical business and post qualification experience in the Financial Services sector with a focus on fund administration and/or accounting

  • Sound technical professional services knowledge

  • Computer literacy and word processing skills are essential, including advanced proficiency in accounting tools, such as Microsoft Excel

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to develop close working relationships with colleagues, clients and business contacts

  • Strong demonstrable experience in the day to day supervision of team(s)

  • Evidence of full responsibility for major client relationship(s)

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature

  • Ability and drive to work independently

  • Solution-orientated critical thinking

  • Ability to make and implement crucial recommendations; strong problem solving and capability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

  • High level of integrity and dependability

  • High level of written and oral communication skills

  • Effective budget management

Our client will provide training, both in house for relevant technical knowledge and for professional qualifications to enhance your ability to provide sound services.

Company Benefits:

  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays.

  • Private Health, Income Protection & Worldwide Travel Insurance.

  • Generous Bonus Scheme.

  • Free Onsite Parking.

  • Pension and a lot more! 

If you are interested in the position, apply now