EIS Fund Operations Associate

DEPARTMENT: EIS - Investor Relations

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time (Fixed Term contract for 12 months)


We recruit exceptional people who are bright, creative, with a credible track record and a passion for what we do and getting things done. Our environment is fast-paced and highly collaborative. It’s important to us that Mercia is seen as a great place to work, a place where everyone has the potential to do the best work of their lives and most importantly where they feel valued. 

This is a key role in our EIS Fund Operations team and you will be covering a period of maternity leave. With planned growth in the team during 2020, there is the potential that a permanent role within this team is created.

The EIS Fund Operations Associate is responsible for responding to multiple operational tasks with the EIS team, including assessing investor suitability, calculating investment allocations and working with our custodian. 

REPORTING TO: Head of Sales and Private Investor Relations

LOCATION: Primary office location is Henley-in-Arden

JOB PROFILE (Key Features):

We are looking for direct experience or solid cross-transferable skills in the following activities:

  • Reviewing inbound applications for suitability, checking calculations and reconciling investment and cash data
  • Ensuring our third-party reporting platform is fully up to date and that updates are made accurately and on time
  • Creation of accurate document templates, to be used in conjunction with mail merges, to provide investors with accurate financial information
  • Knowledge or experience of fund allocation processes, ensuring that client allocations are accurately produced and reviewed in a timely manner
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables, and detailed fee calculations
  • Strong attention to detail, enabling total accuracy in maintaining investment data which drives investor and third party reporting
  • Review company reports text, and ensure they are fit for client distribution, and creation of valuations for investors
  • Liaise with the EIS Fund Principal, EIS Fund Administrator and investment team regarding EIS portfolio and new investments
  • Lead on the creation of updated investment documentation

JOB HOLDER (Qualifications & Experience):

  • Ideally you will come from an audit, accountancy, compliance, financial services, or investor relations background
  • Ideally you will have knowledge of tax efficient investments (including EIS & SEIS investments)
  • You will be academically bright (preferably holding a degree level qualification) and be inquisitive by nature
  • You will have sound numerical and analytical skills
  • You will have excellent writing skills and be a strong communicator
  • You will be focussed, highly organised with attention to detail in everything you do
  • You will demonstrate solid project management skills
  • You will be flexible to take on additional tasks as required
  • Ideally you will have an understanding of the adviser recommendation process and compliance for new investors
  • You may have sales or investor experience in building and nurturing client relationships, through to lead generation
  • You will be IT literate with a high level of competence in MS Office and a good working knowledge of databases
  • We are looking for a self-starter who thrives within a fast growing investment business
  • It is important that you share our Mercia Core Values (Growth Focused, Responsive, Knowledgeable, Trusted)

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter, detailing your availability to join us: careers@mercia.co.uk