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Team Leader – Investment Reporting (Ref R00271)

Team Leader – Investment Reporting

Job description

Job title: Team Leader – Investment Reporting 
Team: Reporting
Location: Any office in Scotland, with home working options
Salary: £49,753 
Hours: Full time
Status: Permanent
Closing date: 8 July 2022
Job ref no: R00271

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s national economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. To deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy, we work with partners in the public and private sectors to find and exploit the best opportunities. Scottish Enterprise is committed to growing the Scottish economy for the benefit of all, creating more quality jobs and a brighter future in every region.

The role

Our Growth Investments (GI) team is seeking a talented finance professional who’ll report to the Head of Investment Management. The role involves managing the team of four in delivering income management and forecasting, as well as financial, economic and strategic performance reporting.

This is a dynamic role in a growing and high-profile part of our organisation’s business, in which maintaining timely and accurate performance information of our investment management activities is crucial.

Our annual budget is typically £60 million to £80 million, with income of £50 million to £100 million. In March 2021, assets under management were around £423 million spread across a range of 340 businesses, including debt, equity and project finance portfolios. In addition, there are a range of investments across externally managed funds and programmes.

The role is ideally suited to someone looking for the chance to lead and shape their own reporting team and progress their career. Likewise, it’s an ideal position for someone looking to consolidate their experience and make a difference in an important part of our organisation.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Financial management – you’ll be responsible for the detailed preparation of in-year income and expenditure forecasts from across multiple public sector budget sources. This includes preparing all investment transactions, ongoing monthly management and reporting over an extensive portfolio.
  • Performance reporting – the team’s reporting function helps us to prioritise, adapt and run our investments to achieve defined targets and objectives, while helping stakeholders understand the financial, strategic, social, environmental and economic impact. Working with our finance team, you’ll advise on the operational financial management, analysis and reporting of your team’s performance.
  • Driving digitalisation – you’ll help progress the next phase of development for the team’s information management and reporting system. You’ll be the team’s first contact for wider IT initiatives across the organisation, ensuring the team’s system requirements are up to date. You’ll also help establish a road map for a new suite of reports, additional functionality and streamlined processes and procedures.
  • Managing a team – you’ll be responsible for management of three business partners and one analyst. In leading the team, you’ll focus on supporting individual development and succession planning to mirror the growth and evolving business needs of the GI team.

Who we're looking for

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

  • Experience in financial reporting and performance management in the financial services or fund management sector
  • A relevant degree with an appropriate professional qualification in accounting, reporting or business or demonstrable experience
  • Excellent report-writing skills, with the ability to analyse and interpret complex data for a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise a busy workload and meet deadlines
  • A track record of implementing new products and reporting regimes

Ideally, but not essentially, you’ll also have:

  • Knowledge in risk capital and investment functions
  • Public sector experience

How to apply

If you're interested in this role, complete and send us your application form by 8 July 2022.

  • 1st stage interviews will take place on 18 July 2022
  • 2nd stage interview date TBC

Our values

Being part of Scottish Enterprise means being open to new ideas and trying different ways of working. We support each other to reach our full potential. We celebrate shared success and learn together when things don’t go so well. And we always treat each other fairly, with respect and understanding. Together, we are the difference.

Apply now to keep building your future with us

At Scottish Enterprise, we’re proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience and thought is vital to the success of our vision for the future of every community across Scotland. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applicants from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required, not only during the application and assessment process but throughout employment with us.

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