• Job category
  • Job level
  • Contract type
    Full Time
  • Location
  • Salary
    S$10000 - S$11000

Job Description

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

- Support Sompo’s Strategic Development team in global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) initiatives involving mergers, acquisitions (or divestitures), joint ventures and any other forms of investments or partnerships

- Specifically, the successful candidate will play an important role in or be responsible for:

o Performing in-depth research via relevant sources and contacts plus contribute to data-synthesis in order to evaluate investments from the initial stages of idea generation to transaction completion

o Constructing, developing and maintaining financial models that best reflect the business drivers and operations of potential investees, allowing for effective due diligence and useful pro forma/scenario analyses

o The valuation and financial analyses of investee businesses and support in transaction structuring

o Coordinating M&A due diligence processes among internal stakeholders (such as country teams, product teams and functions such as underwriting, claims, finance and legal) and external parties (such as financial, legal and tax advisers), maintaining process efficiency as much as possible

o The crafting of documents seeking approval from or as updates to senior management or shareholders (investment committee papers, board presentations, public announcements, press releases)

o Contributing to knowledge management (e.g. reviews and updates of important industry or regulatory developments across geography, organisation of transaction information for ease of future reference) and other important initiatives within the Sompo Group

- The successful candidate can look forward to long-term career progression and opportunities to work in a wide range of strategic development projects alongside colleagues of various functions and seniority, while honing skills in corporate finance, M&A and deal origination in the insurance sector

Required qualifications / experience

- At least 6 years of experience in an M&A setting, be it with investment banks, private equity firms, major financial accounting firms, relevant advisory firms or multi-national corporations (in a corporate/business development or investment function) – experience from the financial services sector or having worked in the Greater China region is a plus

- Actuary cert.

- Superior academic track record from a recognised university in a related field with additional relevant qualifications a bonus (e.g. the CFA Charter)

- Highly skilled and very familiar with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint in producing corporate documents that are visually engaging yet succinct

- Strong understanding of valuation and financial analysis concepts such as the discounted cash flow model, business planning/projections, corporate finance and accounting principles

- Excellent verbal and business writing skills in English (verbal and written fluency in Mandarin is very attractive)

- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting

- Entrepreneurial attitude with a willingness to learn and contribute voluntarily (e.g. in opportunity identification, business improvement)

- Regional travel may be required

-  Reporting group companies’ business performance to headquarters in Japanese and English

-  Fluent Japanese language skill (written, spoken, and reading – requiring JLPT N1 level) due to liaising with headquarters in Japan.

Closing on 25 Mar 2021

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