Investment Accountant

Job Title: Investment Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Reference: 3794354_1600675700
Contact Name: Arthur Blyth
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 21, 2020 09:08

Job Description

Investment Accountant - Sheffield - £40,000-£45,000 per annum + leading benefits package.

Your new company
I am delighted to be working with a leading investment company based in central Sheffield.
My client has been successfully operating within their specialist sector for over 40 years, and are key drivers in providing investment finance to communities across the UK.

The organisation provides key financial funding and premises with a focus on regeneration to a variety of communities, and operates in a truly forward thinking and impactful way.

The business is based in central Sheffield with access to free parking, and very close to all public transport links.

Your new role
My client is seeking to appoint into a key position within the organisation as an Investment Executive within their Sheffield head office site.

This Investment Executive position is an exciting alternative to a normal finance/accounting role - it is well suited to an individual with a well rounded accountancy background having worked within a professional services setting.

You will take responsibility for the appraisal, negotiation and implementation of investment funding to businesses across multiple regions, assisting the teams in the implementation of economic regeneration policy. You will need to be able to understand and interpret a set of accounts, but without the need to produce accounts yourself. You will be required to question and delve into projects, partnering closely with the client to probe and analyse the financials of the project to draw up a viable proposal.

As part of your new role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Critically appraising investment opportunities.
  • Managing a portfolio of investments.
  • Providing sensible business support to client companies
  • Acting as Investment Committee secretary
  • Marketing of products and services.
  • Deputising for the Investment Manager as and when appropriate.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful within your role, you will need to have a flexible, team-focused approach, whilst also developing strong relationships across a wide range of stakeholders.
You will need to demonstrate high levels of communication skills as you will be consistently liaising with internal and external interested parties on a wide range of business matters.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate a strong business acumen, including strategic, commercial and financial matters. The ideal candidate will have a professional accountancy qualification and at least 2 years post qualification experience.

An inquisitive nature would also be a key personality trait, with the ability to demonstrate competency in identifying and assessing investment opportunities for for the organisation, interrogating business plans and supporting companies as they grow.

Applications are considered from individuals from a professional services background, and will be well suited to individuals with strong analytical and business partnering skills who are Qualified/Part Qualified accountants.

What you'll get in return

  • Salary: c.£40,000 - £45,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Company car / car allowance benefit (c.£3,000 per annum)
  • Bonus scheme (up to 20% of annual salary)
  • Market leading pension scheme of 10% employer/6% employee contribution
  • Annual pay reviews
  • 25 days + 8 days statutory holiday
  • Christmas bonus
  • Free parking onsite
  • Opportunity for some degree of flexible working hours (standard are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday)

You'll be working in business owned, modern offices in a relaxed and friendly environment. From this key role within the organisation, you will be able to impact a tangible difference in local communities and be a significant driver in supporting small business.

What you need to do now
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