Analyst – Investment Banking

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Job Description

Job Summary
Participate, as part of the investment banking team, in the execution of financial advisory mandates (including mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financings, strategic advisory etc.)
Key Responsibilities
◼ Build financial models, good understanding of generally accepted valuation methods (DCF, multiples, LBO, etc.) and calculation of key ratios (ROCE, ROE, equity to assets, debt to equity, ROI) to support marketing and transaction execution processes
◼ Assist senior bankers in preparing valuation report, drafting pitch books, company profiles and other presentations 
◼ Undertake financial analysis and participate in the execution of M&A and capital markets transactions (Buy-side, Sell-side, Mergers, IPOs, rights issues and private placements) in the MENA region 
◼ Follow general trends and current events in the MENA markets and keep senior bankers informed about critical issues in the news relevant to current and/or potential clients
◼ Perform any other duties related to the job as assigned by the direct supervisor, including general administrative tasks related to team, clients, marketing etc.
Hard Skills
Regularly supports senior team members in origination effort. Proactively identifies and suggests potential transaction opportunities internally
Financial Analysis, Valuation & Modeling
Good understanding of valuation methodologies and accounting concepts; advanced level Excel skills, able to develop and structured financial models. Applies common types of analyses without error and with consistent attention to detail

Client & Process Management
Understands client needs and acts prudently and tactfully to fulfill them; builds working relationships with client counterparts; proactively communicates with supervisors any identified client issues
Transaction Execution and Structuring
Sound understanding of transaction process and mechanics. Proactively assists senior bankers in coordination of transaction with client, counter-parties and other advisors
Presentation & Communication
Writes clean, to-the-point, well-sourced, typo free/grammatically correct documents from skeletons/outlines. Presents own analyses; prepared to provide explanations during meetings; to the point 
Junior member of negotiation team, providing reliable back up (materials and analysis)
Soft Skills Professional Excellence, Integrity and Rigor
Passionate about delivering exceptional service and quality of work. Crosses result with other sources to verify correctness. Committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior
Client Focus & Commitment
Consistent willingness to “go the extra mile” and an unyielding commitment to deliver high quality work in a timely fashion
Teamwork & Collaboration
Displays flexibility and adapts to multiple roles as needed; cooperates with others to achieve results; open-minded to the ideas and cultures of others; shares knowledge; listens to and learns from others; asks for guidance when needed; contributes to positive work environment
Leadership & Team Management
Displays energy and enthusiasm for project work; proactively seeks opportunities to learn new skills; responsive; takes action and responsibility when required. 
Time Management & Organization
Understands core work plan components; develops daily “To Do” list of and seeks prioritization help as necessary; works efficiently to deliver quality work on time; well organized, maintaining a clear work environment, efficiently and logically organizes and files data. 
Proactively seeks and openly receives feedback; works with supervisors to identify areas of improvement; quickly acts on development suggestions
 3-4 Years’ experience in Investment Banking or Strategy Consulting firm preferably with European IB background ◼ Excellent academic credentials with a master’s in finance or business degree preferred ◼ Strong analytical skills ◼ Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills ◼ Fluent in English and Arabic
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Start date: Immediate
Reporting to: Head of Investment Banking