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Vacancies in Cytonn Investments, Kenya

Introduction: Cytonn Investments is an independent investment company offering privately placed alternative investment solutions (real estate, private equity and structured products) targeting institutional investors, high net-worth investors and the diaspora. 

To grow its investment team, the company is looking for a dynamic and hardworking individual with strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills to join the team. 

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.

Vacancy: Senior Investment Analyst
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducting fundamental company & investment opportunity research and analysis, in Real Estate, Private Equity, Structured Products, Equities & Fixed Income;
  • Financial modeling and data analysis;
  • Analyzing historical and projected financial statements & investment data;
  • Preparing written reports and verbal presentations;
  • Conducting country, industry and capital markets research;
  • Participating in the evaluation, formulation and implementation of investment strategies;
  • Contributing in Investment meetings and review sessions;
  • Actively participate in value creation and portfolio operations post investment;
  • Training and development of analysts and interns in the investment department.
Required Skills and Attributes
  • Minimum of 2 years of analysis experience;
  • Bachelor’s Degree, First Class or Upper Second (achieved);
  • Minimum of a B+ in KCSE;
  • Professional qualifications in Finance/Investments e.g. CFA or be a registered student and actively pursuing the CFA, CPA or CAIA qualifications;
  • Professional attitude;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ready to take on challenges;
  • Demonstrated leadership capability;
  • Innovative and solution oriented individuals.

Business Administrator

The role plays a vital part in the administration team and smooth-running of the business throughout the company.

Responsibilities
  • Lead the Administration team in proactively seeking to solve and manage business and staff matters;
  • Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner;
  • Facilitating the procurement of office items and maintaining a rich supplier directory;
  • Front office duties, which include but are not limited to: meeting room management, sending meeting invites and managing the reception area;
  • Directly assisting the Management team with ad hoc tasks to ease their workload;
  • Organizing and co-ordinating events;
  • Assisting with HR Administration, ensuring that the business has the relevant equipment and tools for onboarding each employee;
  • Maintaining stock of office equipment, stationery and library and keeping appropriate re-order quantities;
  • Preparing daily and weekly activity reports;
  • Co-ordinating staff travel and accommodation;
  • Ordering and managing office supplies, groceries, and in-office catering;
  • Manage the signing for, the distribution of mail, packages, and other deliveries;
  • Maintain a tidy, organized office environment including conference rooms, supply closets, kitchens, and other common spaces.
Professional and Academic Experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience managing a busy office preferably dealing in Financial services;
  • Undergraduate degree with a second upper and must have had a B+ and above in high school;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills;
  • Ability to work long hours in a fast paced environment;
  • Excellent Computer skills;
  • Ability to keep records in an orderly and structured manner.

Vacancy: Finance Manager

Responsibilities:
  • Overview and assist with the preparation and maintenance of all the books of accounts, among them the profit and loss account, the balance sheet, cash flow statement etc. for Cytonn and its affiliates.
  • Develop and maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures to be followed.
  • Overview and assist with the preparation of payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
  • Ensuring compliance with taxation and any other financial legal requirements.
  • Preparation of company budgets with the help of the rest of the team
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Communicate and reconcile portfolio activity with custodian banks and administrators.
  • Review and analyze monthly portfolio reconciliations to ensure accuracy of reporting.
  • Timely release of accurate data.
  • Train, run internship programmes, and assist others within a team environment.
  • Provide strategic advice related to finance, accounting and operations matters to the executive team.
Skills:
  • 5 years of work experience in a finance related role. Previous management experience is an advantage.
  • Completed CPA qualification, or equivalent, is required.
  • Strong IT skills will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as the ability to analyze data.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with great accuracy, organization, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion with minimal directions.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain solid relationships with staff members, clients, administrators and custodians.

Vacancy: Project Finance Associate

Responsibilities:
  • For existing projects, regularly oversee project budget review processes and finances to ensure proper tracking of project expenses and accurate projection of project funding needs;
  • For potential new projects, work with the Cytonn Real Estate team to develop a project budget, timeline, and financing strategy;
  • Assist in cash management and project management tasks associated with project due diligence, design development, entitlements, and construction management where necessary;
  • Coordinate all communications with existing and potential lenders;
  • Preparing cash flow projections and reports;
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with loan agreement and financing structures for the existing projects;
  • Assist in communication with Board of Directors, interested parties and planning of quarterly board meetings;
Skills:
  • 5 years of work experience in a project finance related role.
  • Strong IT skills will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as the ability to analyze data.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with great accuracy, organization, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion with minimal directions.
  • Effective communication skills, with ability to communicate issues clearly to diverse stakeholders and across a large, cross-functional project team
  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and distill the most important takeaways to guide next steps
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain solid relationships with staff members, clients, administrators and custodians.

If you feel that you possess the above qualifications and would like to be considered for this job, please visit the Careers page on www.cytonn.com/careers and upload your application letter and current CV and daytime contact by the close of business on Friday the 4th of September 2015.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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