Director of Finance & Operations - Europe - Private Equity M/F - Alvedis Conseil
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Director of Finance & Operations – Europe – Private Equity M/F

18/07/2022 - Director of Finance & Operations – Europe – Private Equity M/F - Paris - 1397

Our Client, a global investment management firm, a leading Investment Manager and Advisor specialized in private assets, affiliate of an important banking Group, is seeking for its French Office: a “Director of Finance & Operations – Europe”.

Presentation of the firm:

Our Client, a global investment management firm, a leading Investment Manager and Advisor specialized in private assets, affiliate of an important banking Group, is seeking for its French Office: a “Director of Finance & Operations – Europe”.

Job Description:

The successful candidate’s has to have a “hands-on” approach and his/her responsibilities would be wide-ranging and could encompass projects and activities in any area of the firm’s noninvestment activities including, but not limited to operations, finance, tax, HR, and technology, working closely with compliance and legal. Scope of work includes both corporate level (France and Swiss entities) and operations of the investment vehicles/mandates.

He/she will serve as a point of contact for cross-functional operating issues for the European region and will evolve the finance and administrative functions in a way that enables scalable growth of the firm locally as well as globally.

The successful candidate will be a member of the local management team and report to Global COO/CFO of the company who is based in New York. He/she will have direct management responsibility for circa 10 non-investment professionals in Paris.

Given the diversity of the role, it is critical that the hired candidate exhibits critical thinking, multitasking, and problem-solving skills well suited to a fast-paced dynamic environment. The candidate will exhibit a multifaceted and nimble skillset underpinned by a well-developed communication style, which he/she can adjust to suit a range of audiences, both internally and externally. A desire and willingness to develop other team members is required.

Profile of the candidate:

M/F. Further education such as business school or engineering school.

 The ideal candidate will have a strong financial background with a developed understanding of the financial services industry, particularly private equity. He/she will ideally have operated in a similar role at an alternative asset manager or fund of funds.

In addition, he/she will bring:

-Minimum of 10+ years of professional experience at a reputable alternative asset manager.

-Track record of non-investment-related activities; including leading/working with technology, legal, compliance, and other firm functions to provide support across the platform.

-Broad understanding of private equity to include European regulations/compliance, legal/human resources, client relations, tax/accounting, LP investment structuring, fund formation, and transfer pricing.

-Prior experience of supporting investor relations teams in presenting to prospective investors and providing timely information, service, and transactional support to existing and future limited partners.

-A high degree of maturity and initiative, with the ability to work effectively within an entrepreneurial team.

-Demonstrated leadership and management skills, but a natural team player with willingness to develop other team members.

-Presence and self-confidence to interface with the firm’s key constituents internally and externally.

-Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with fluency in both French and English required.

-Analytical, with intellectual rigor and honesty.

-A pattern of excellence, both personally and professionally, demonstrated by the individual’s education, career track record, intellect, and professional reputation.

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