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Associate : SSA Corporate Finance

Citi
Johannesburg, GT
33 days ago: Citi

Job Description

Description

 

Job Purpose:

Responsibilities:


Primarily working on origination, structuring and execution of Corporate finance transactions in SSA and in partnership with the Product, Industry, Risk and Business/ Coverage partners in the SSA Division.

In particular, this position and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assisting in the origination and execution of Corporate Finance transactions in SSA in coordination with the respective coverage and product teams and independently leading transactions which are relatively less complex and not requiring oversight by senior members of the team;
  • On a day-to-day basis in conjunction with the EMEA Product and Industry partners, assisting in the end-to end co-ordination, structuring and execution of:
        o Infrastructure and Energy Finance (IEF) / Project Finance  (PF) advisory transactions ;
        o Debt Capital Markets (DCM) Transactions ;
        o Equity Capital Markets (ECM) Transactions ;
        o Export  and  Agency Finance (EAF) Transactions.
  • Assisting in the development of new and innovative financing structures,
  • Assisting in the preparation of documentation for the purposes of obtaining internal credit and structuring approvals,
  • Undertaking extensive and detailed Financial Modelling that involves the following, and not limited  to
       o Fixed income Analysis
       o Financial Planning
       o Research Methodology
       o Quantitative Investment Analysis
       o Portfolio Management
       o Financial Engineering

Direct Reporting Line:

Direct Manager:


The position will report into the SSA Corporate Finance Head, based in South Africa, as the Direct Manager.

SSA Division Corporate Finance Team:


The SSA Corporate Finance team is responsible for the end-to-end Origination, Co-ordination, Structuring and Execution of Corporate Finance transactions in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. This covers the full spectrum of International and Domestic Corporate Finance Products and Services in approximately 38 presence  and  non-presence countries in SSA.

The SSA Corporate Finance team oversees the origination, structuring, execution and distribution of cross-border and domestic transactions for the SSA region by procuring investors in the form of international, regional and local financial institutions including banks, insurance companies, multilateral and bilateral financial institutions and other non-traditional investors.

On the coverage side, the SSA Corporate Finance team has close working relationships with the Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), Markets and Coverage Banking teams in the presence as well as non-presence countries’ (NPC) coverage teams. This facilitates episodic transaction origination, structuring and execution across SSA.

On the Global Products side, the SSA Corporate Finance team has close working relationships with the EMEA London-based Global Product Groups, primarily the Capital Markets Origination (CMO) debt platforms, including - Global Loans, Global Export  and  Agency Finance (EAF), International Debt Capital Markets (DCM), Equity Capital Markets (ECM), Project  and  Infrastructure Finance (PIF), as well as Markets businesses including Corporate Solutions Group (CSG) and Emerging Market Credit Derivative / Trading (EMCT), etc.

 
Key Candidate Qualities and Traits:

Firm Specific Knowledge and Capability:


1. Understanding Citi’s capabilities internally and externally;
2. Developing product, industry and regional experience;
3. Understanding of other product partners and groups outside Citi Africa;
4. Ability to recognise and flag to other product groups the opportunities to cross-sell Citigroup’s products;
5. Supporting senior management in new business origination.


Technical Skills:


1. Possession of a broad suite of execution and structuring skills;
2. Strong credit analysis skillset
3. Effective execution of transactions;
4. Strong negotiation skills;
5. Development of new and innovative special products.
6. Fixed income Analysis
7. Financial Planning
8. Research Methodology
9. Quantitative Investment Analysis


Interpersonal Skills:


1. Striving for excellence in client service and strong transactional leadership skills;
2. Demonstrated personal integrity;
3. Exercise of good judgement;
4. Strong work ethic;
5. Display of creativity, initiative and resourcefulness;
6. Good listening skills.


Leadership and Teamwork Skills:


1. Responsiveness to requests from other parts of the Bank for transactional support;
2. Providing guidance, training and coaching to junior members of the team;
3. Sharing ideas internally on behalf of the client to evaluate appropriateness of products prior to presentation to client;
4. Significant contribution to the leadership and direction of the team.


Client Relations:


1. Assistance in management of core client relationships;
2. Capability to build strong client relationships and to be a trusted advisor to select clients of the Bank;
3. Remaining current on industry, product, regional terns and related implications and opportunities for clients;
4. Strong selling skills;
5. Establishing credibility to execute transactions achieve client objectives.


Revenue Generation:


Being an integral part of the deal team from start to finish of the deal.


Commitment to the Bank:


1. Demonstrated loyalty and commitment to the Bank’s mission and strategy;
2. Following the Bank’s compliance regulations;
3. Participation in recruiting and training junior employees;
4. Fostering an open and multi-cultural working environment.

Development Value:

1. Opportunity to work with Citi’s global product teams in Europe Middle East  and  Africa (EMEA);
2. On-going  and  continuous improvement through comprehensive  and  applied training in the Bank’s Global products;
3. Opportunity for secondment and rotation with global product teams at various regional  and  global hubs.

Qualifications

 

Knowledge/Experience:

1. Approximately Five (5) years Corporate Finance Transactional or Corporate Banking experience;
2. International, Regional  and  Local (African) Capital Markets Transactional experience including executing Syndicated Loans  and  Debt Capital Markets (Bond) Transactions, a requirement;
3. Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with African countries and operating environment;
4. Demonstrated deal origination  and  marketing Capabilities;
5. Demonstrated ability to leverage opportunities across product areas in the bank (maximise cross-sell in structuring and executing transactions);
6. Demonstrated Transactional Structuring and Execution Skills. The individual must be able to work as part of an integrated deal team, but leading the same, whilst coordinating with the respective London and Africa Division Product  and  Coverage partners;
7. Credit structuring and risk mitigation skills;
8. Financial modelling skills;
9. Word, Excel, Powerpoint working knowledge a Requirement.


Academic Qualifications:

1. Bachelors in Finance, and/or Business Administration (BSc), and/or Investment Management with a concentration in Finance, with demonstrated and strong Academic grades;
2. A post graduate degree and/or qualification would be a plus, preferably a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent;
3. Planned and/or current enrolment in Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and/or Chartered Accountant (CA) courses and/or certification process(es) would be a plus.

Successful Candidates should have:


• A good reputation;
• Outstanding Interpersonal skills;
• Proficiency in English language;
• Be a team player.
• Good Leadership Achievements


Should the Business Head and HR deem there to be high potential candidates who do not fully meet the inherent requirements of the role the candidate may be considered for the position, provided they have certain skills and experience which are closely related to the role. In the exceptional cases where we hire a more junior candidate, HR may require to bring in the candidate at the appropriate grade than the one advertised to maintain internal equity. In these cases the Business and HR will work together to determine a formal development plan for the candidate to get them up to the appropriate grade


Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.


Valuing Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.


Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer

   


Description   Job Purpose:     Responsibilities: Primarily working on origination, structuring and execution of Corporate finance transactions in SSA and in partnership with the Product, Industry, Risk and Business/ Coverage partners in the SSA Division.   In particular, this position and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: Assisting in the origination and execution of Corporate Finance transactions in SSA in coordination with the respective coverage and product teams and independently leading transactions which are relatively less complex and not requiring oversight by senior members of the team; On a day-to-day basis in conjunction with the EMEA Product and...

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