Impact Investing Finance Traineeship


As an Intern in the role of a Financial Assistant you are part of the Fund of Funds Investments Team where you will focus on investment portfolio finance and controlling tasks.

This full-time, 18-months position starts in spring 2023.

Your Main Tasks

  • Monitor financial performance of portfolio investments (funds and other financial intermediaries, as well as underlying investment companies)
  • Ensure reporting quality of investees (under IFRS and IPEV) and follow up of information in coordination with the deal lead
  • Analyze and process financial information provided by investees, review and plausibility check of underlying asset valuations
  • Valuation of portfolio investments and support consolidation of asset value in fund of funds
  • Ensure quality of procedures and information through regular maintenance of internal databases
  • Secure data consistency among different parties, i.e. client, fund administrator
  • Analyze portfolio data and support reporting to the team and various stakeholders on an ad hoc basis
  • Assist in the preparation of the statement of investments and regular portfolio reporting to the board of directors and shareholders on a quarterly basis
  • Provide active support in the improvement, development and implementation of operational procedures and workflows
  • Assist in the preparation of annual financial statements and support audit processes

Your Experience and Skills

  • Relevant bachelor degree, preferably in business or economics with solid analytical acumen and interest in capital markets and financial instruments
  • Good understanding of business valuation methodologies and techniques; good accounting knowledge, IFRS would be considered as an asset
  • Excellent excel skills are required; knowledge of eFront would be a plus
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • Good organizational skills with in-depth understanding of the importance of confidential and restricted information and the ability to handle it with the necessary discretion and care
  • Self-motivated, autonomous and proactive personality who enjoys working in and being part of a culturally diverse team and relevant working environment; strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven analytical problem solving skills with sound business judgment and an eye for high-quality work with attention to detail, even when under pressure
  • Ability to work in Switzerland without sponsorship

An exciting job, located in the city of Zurich, with plenty of room for personal initiative and within a multicultural, future-oriented environment, awaits you.

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