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  • Posted: Aug 21, 2020
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    AV Ventures is ACDI/VOCA’s investment management subsidiary. AV Ventures provides innovative, catalytic financing to agribusiness micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa and Central Asia. Such investments provide better economic opportunities for communities and generate social impact through inclusive, responsible supply chains. AV Ve...
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    Investment Associate

    The Investment Associate will report to the Senior Investment Associate, based in Accra, Ghana, and will work closely with the rest of the AV Ventures team based in Washington, DC. As necessary, the Investment Associate will also work in collaboration with the Ghana Poultry Project (GPP). Under the direction of the Senior Investment Associate, the Investment Associate will support the AV Ventures team as follows:

    • Identify and screen potential investment opportunities to ensure that they meet the investment criteria of AV Ventures.
    • Collect financial information and perform analyses of financial statements of potential investee companies.
    • Provide general post-investment financial management and/or accounting support to portfolio companies.
    • Assist in the implementation of accounting/financial management systems, including but not limited to internal control, expense & cash management, and financial reporting in portfolio companies.
    • Undertake monitoring of portfolio companies to ensure that they are compliant with Social Impact Performance Indicators/Framework of AV Ventures.
    • Support data compilation to fulfill reporting requirements to investors and the USDA during the life of GPP.
    • Support due diligence on potential investee companies.
    • Provide regular updates to the Washington DC-based team through calls, reports, and update reports.

    Minimum Qualification

    • 1 – 5 years working experience in a similar role in a relevant impact investment, private equity, commercial and investment banking, investment/asset management company.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Management, or Finance from a recognized university is required.
    • Professional Accounting Qualification from an accredited accounting body (ICA, ACCA, CIMA, etc.) is a plus.
    • Experience in providing financial management/accounting support to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) or in an Accounting/Audit Firm in Ghana will be an advantage.
    • Attentive-to-detail, curious, collaborative, punctual, proactive, resilient, and having high integrity, are qualities that are essential for this position.
    • Strong analytical, quantitative, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Proficiency in French is an advantage.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with other team members throughout the company.
    • Fast-learner with compelling potential to become a self-starter.
    • Strong leadership skills and ability to take initiative.
    • Proficiency in widely known accounting software (QuickBooks, Tally, etc.); Microsoft Office Suite, especially in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AV Ventures LLC on to apply

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