Financial Operations Analyst - Debt Financing (growing and hugely successful boutique lender) Direct Lending / Lending


The Opportunity:

  • Middle Office role within a Debt Financing Lender
  • This is a terrific opportunity for a Middle Office / Operationally focused candidate who has the right level of intellectual curiosity and motivation to work for a boutique firm where duties and tasks are very broad and varied
  • My client is a SME lender that provides specialist financing solutions to a range of industries, including the Music, Entertainment & Lifestyle, and, Sporting industries
  • Having experienced terrific success over the relatively short lifespan of the business, my client is growing and adding key headcount where required to keep ahead of the client demand for its services
  • This role is an example of this growth, and, supporting the CFO directly you will be responsible for the day to day running of the financial operations of this direct lending business

Specific duties will include:

  • Bank account management
    • Administration and control over 23 bank accounts and borrower control accounts
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available at SPV level to meet ongoing regulatory and/or financial covenant requirements
  • Forecasting and monitoring of receivable interest and principal
  • Maintain policies and procedures that impose an adequate level of control over treasury and operational activities
  • Liaising with deal teams on operational aspects of transactions prior to closing
  • Facility management
    • Ensuring covenant compliance per the facility agreement
    • Managing quarterly IPD process
    • Working with Legal and Head of Risk to align timing of delivery of legal docs and insurance policy with funding date
  • Responsible for implementation and management of core banking system
  • Liaising with COO and Head of Credit Desk to maintain and develop checklists, processes and controls
  • Cash and loan administration
    • Managing relationship with third party service provider
    • Developing and establishing efficient processes around cash and loan administration
    • Supporting CPM’s with on-going loan management, including covenant monitoring


Your Experience:

  • My client is fairly open to background, although, financial services middle office / operationally focused work experience is essential, most likely from a loan focused buy or sell-side firm
  • You must be comfortable reviewing legal documents and reviewing financial models in order to interpret key deal related information
  • Able to interact directly and autonomously with a wide variety of stakeholders across all levels of seniority, including the Founders
  • Demonstrate a strong and numerate record of academic achievement
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong excel skills and experience using finance systems – knowledge of Sentry would be hugely advantageous
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills along with bucket loads of emotional intelligence!
  • The key is having the common sense, curiosity and adaptability to learn aspects of the role that are unfamiliar – typical attributes required to be successful within a smaller and more nimble company


My Client:

  • A growing, ambitious and entrepreneurial boutique Debt Finacing Lender
  • Having carved a niche, my client are quickly becoming the preferred debt financer to their clients typically within the Sporting, Music, Entertainment and Lifestyle sectors
  • The deals (and solutions) are most usually complete “one offs” and therefore the complexity of the deals can be great, but, hugely interesting
  • A culture that promotes both personal and professional development, and, most important a fun and highly motivating place to work

Salary & Benefits

To £50,000 basic salary plus bonus and benefits

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Guy Steel

Guy Steel

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