New Career Opportunity: Associate, Asset Management in Dallas, TX

Posted by Steve Flynn on 5/11/15 10:00 AM

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The Associate, Asset Management position primarily focuses on the management and monetization of one or more assets and/or operating companies as well as providing support to the teams responsible for private equity and alternative asset investment origination. The Associate assists with the development and execution of strategic business plans and initiatives as well as supporting the Vice Presidents and Directors with analytics and due diligence in evaluating new investment opportunities.  If you are interested in learning more or applying, visit job #187 on our website.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide support to asset management initiatives of existing investments including but not limited to financial analysis, developing and executing business plans and other ad hoc strategic projects
  • Collaborate directly with management teams to drive initiatives and deliver against business objectives
  • Manage investment capital requirements and debt covenant compliance
  • Analyze impact of various operational scenarios on portfolio company capital structures
  • Understand key industry trends and investment implications
  • Research and analyze target industries and proactively identify new investment opportunities
  • Perform all aspects of due diligence and underwriting
  • Structure/build detailed financial models to support both investment decisions and asset management activities. These modeling activities include creating financial statements, complex ROI and IRR calculations
  • Assist in pricing, negotiation and documentation of M&A and financing related transactions
  • Manage various constituencies (lawyers, bankers, consultants, etc.) during due diligence and transaction execution
  • Assist in investor reporting

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong financial modeling and quantitative skills (strong Excel a must)
  • Ability to independently author presentations in Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of financial statements, valuations and cash flows
  • Excellent project management and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with all levels of management
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team; team player with a positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment with low to moderate supervision
  • Strong business judgment and decision making
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and manage time
  • A self-teacher and quick learner able to pick up the technical skills necessary for any project
  • Hard working, detail-oriented, and committed to producing great end results


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics or related business field
  • MBA preferred, but not required


  • 3-5 years of progressive work experience
  • Transaction/acquisition experience preferred
    • EITHER 2-3 years of experience at an investment bank after college AND 2-3 years of experience at a top consulting firm
    • OR 3-5 years of experience at a top consulting firm or turnaround consulting firm
    • Investment banking experience alone will not meet the requirements for this position
    • Industry experience should be in consumer products, retail or industrials.  A combination in more than one industry would be a plus.  

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint (Microsoft Office Suite 2003/2007)
  • Efficiency in Excel, including ability to summarize data via formulas, lookups, Pivot Tables, conditional formatting, etc.

Desired Organizational Competencies:

  • Accountability - Demonstrates a commitment to and responsibility for accomplishing individual, team and business objectives
  • Drive - Consistently achieves challenging goals/objectives, and demonstrates an ability to create value and maximize results
  • Planning- Identifies business needs, problems and risks proactively, and develops well founded plans that specify strategies, actions/solutions, risk mitigants and desired results
  • Critical Thinking / Judgment - Commits to an action after developing alternative solutions that are based on logical assumptions and factual information and that take into consideration resources risks and organizational values
  • Adaptability - Exhibits the capacity to successfully change and evolve one’s actions, opinions and behavior as a result of changing priorities or environment
  • Communication Skills - Proactively communicates in the appropriate medium with clarity and focus at the right level to ensure delivery has the appropriate impact
  • Influential Leadership - Leads with confidence and conviction, and is able to establish credibility, trust, and respect among team members
  • Team Work - Fosters collaboration among team members and business partners, and uses capabilities to achieve team goals  

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