Senior Investment Adviser - Enterprise Ireland

Dublin City Centre
04 Nov 2019

Senior Investment Adviser - Investment Services

Fixed Term Contract (minimum 9 months)

Title: Senior Investment Adviser

Grade: Level E

Department: Equity

Business Unit: Investment Services

Reporting to: Department Manager

Location: East Point, Dublin

Job Reference: EI.136.19E

Salary: €67,659

Closing Date: 18th November 2019

Role Purpose

The Investment Services Division within Enterprise Ireland is responsible for delivering quality commercial evaluation and equity services for Enterprise Ireland. Through policy development and implementation of quality due-diligence and financial analysis/reporting on Enterprise Ireland's financial supports and equity investments in client companies.

The key objective is to support the delivery of maximum impact on companies' development, financial performance and economic outcome. The team within Equity and Legal leads the formulation, development and management of financial and investment policies, supports and incentives proposed to client companies and conducts analysis and reporting of same, outside of those under line management delegation.

The person appointed to the Senior Investment Adviser role will provide appropriate commercial, financial, investment, legal, policy and/or State Aid due diligence, analysis and reporting on all relevant equity investments and divestments, the depth of which is commensurate with the size and complexity of the investment proposals.

Key Deliverables

  • Conduct appropriate commercial, financial, legal and State-Aid due diligence on Enterprise Ireland's financial investments commensurate with their size and complexity and provide high-quality reports to internal committees.
  • Prepare and present investment and divestment cases at relevant internal committees.
  • Be responsible for managing aspects associated with the execution of internal decision-making committees, in conjunction with relevant internal departments.
  • Engage with external services providers as required for legal and investment services.
  • Participate and lead client/investor investment meetings about equity terms, conditions and valuations to support investment and conversion decisions. This will involve negotiation of the terms with all parties.
  • Valuation and management of a portfolio of companies in which Enterprise Ireland has equity investment.
  • Conduct presentations at Enterprise Ireland's key stakeholder investment briefing forums.
  • Drive and implement continuous process improvement of investment support processes.
  • Provide advice and expertise on commercial financial support and investment matters by engaging and communicating with colleagues across the organisation.
  • Coach and mentor other staff members to strengthen the wider Enterprise Ireland team's knowledge and expertise.

Functional Competencies (Key Skills and Knowledge)

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the financial assessment and analysis of businesses from a commercial, financial and funding perspective is essential.
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills, combined with a professional accounting / Finance qualification e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA is essential.
  • Ability to identify critical commercial issues in business/investment cases and to effectively communicate, evaluate and resolve these issues with colleagues and clients is essential.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of key financial challenges faced by companies as they develop and grow internationally and a demonstrated in-depth understanding of how to ensure they have the appropriate financial structures in place to meet these challenges is essential.
  • Proven ability to prepare and present business/investment cases to senior management.
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging with relevant key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Ireland's equity policy and financial supports would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • A track record of results through leadership, coaching, team-working and active knowledge-sharing.

Enterprise Ireland Behavioural Competencies

Results Focused

The ability to remain outcome and results focused with regard to business priorities and organisational goals, monitoring progress and adjusting approach ensuring delivery against the appropriate timescales.

Innovation and Risk-Taking

Actively encourages new ideas, experimentation and measured risk-taking, while always being on the lookout for opportunities to continuously improve business processes and efficiencies within Enterprise Ireland and client organisations.

Problem Solving and Decision-Making

The ability to be decisive and take tough decisions about clients, people and costs to deliver sustainable results, using the analysis of information and situations to make logical and sound decisions.

Client Focused

The ability to provide an excellent client service focusing on client needs and building and maintaining effective personal and business relationships to advance clients' objectives and Enterprise Ireland strategy.

Communicating with Impact to Influence Others

Communicates in a manner that will persuade, convince and influence their own staff and others, both internally and externally, in order to motivate, inspire or encourage them to follow a particular course of action.


Co-operates with colleagues, shares information and respects the opinions and values of staff members. Understands the skills, experience and knowledge of staff members and maximises how these can be utilised to the benefit of the department, the organisation and the client.

Embracing & Leading Change

Understands the business agenda of Enterprise Ireland and embraces changes for area of responsibility and for external and internal clients.

Acting / Leading with Integrity

Lives the Enterprise Ireland purpose and values, acting genuinely and with integrity, in a manner that builds trust and engages and motivates others, placing the genuine needs of the client, the organisation, and staff ahead of personal agendas


Establishes and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and other networks for the purpose of sharing information.

Developing Yourself & Others

Creates an environment that enables others to excel in terms of job performance.

Salary Scale

€67,659 to €82,563 per annum contributory superannuation

Rising to €87,484 by long service increments

€65,352 to €78,564 per annum non-contributory superannuation

Rising to €83,240 by long service increments

Candidates should note that entry will be at the minimum of the relevant scale and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Subject to satisfactory performance, increments may be payable in line with current Government Policy

Application and Selection Process:

The selection process may include short-listing of candidates. The selection criteria will be based on the requirements of the position. It is therefore important that you provide a detailed and accurate account of where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements for the position. This should be contained in a short document (maximum 2 pages) accompanying your CV.

Please contact John Fagan below to obtain the supporting document questionnaire.

Applicants should note that, for shortlisting purposes in particular, clear evidence of the functional competency requirements listed as essential in this specification must be demonstrated as part of your supporting document accompanying your CV.

For queries in relation to this role please contact John Fagan on (01) 6324642

To apply for the position, send a detailed CV and the supporting document quoting reference number EI.136.19E to John Fagan, to be received no later than Monday, 18th November 2019.

Enterprise Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Please note that any references to salary or pay rates in this advertisement and in the salary refinement section are indicative only and should only be used as a guide.

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