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Grand Rapids, MI
Play a pivotal role in the firm’s investment and monitoring activities. Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related field. 1+ years of successful experience working within financial services directly related to all tasks and responsibilities outlined above.
Gun Lake Investments (“GLI”) is an Economic Development Corporation, wholly-owned by the Gun Lake Tribe. This forward-thinking entity invests in non-gaming opportunities that enhance the Tribal economy, as well as that of the broader community, while providing financial diversification for the Tribe. There is a focus on non-financial priorities, such as job creation and serving as a strong community partner, as well as generating financial returns, through developing a portfolio of both active and passive investments.
GLI is seeking an Analyst or Associate to join its growing team. This position will play a pivotal role in GLI’s investment and monitoring activities. They will serve on the deal team to support investment activities throughout the entire process, while supporting existing portfolio company initiatives and those of GLI. They will assist the Investment Team in providing investment analysis, due diligence, investment monitoring, financial modeling and analysis, and strategic assistance.
This position will be an integral component of GLI’s growth and strategy execution. It will be necessary to immediately contribute to the organization; thus, candidates should have direct experience with the core functions of this position. The ideal candidate must have a history of personal growth within a demanding organization. There will be a heavy emphasis placed on possessing significant financial modeling skills, broad business knowledge and experience, and wide-ranging due diligence experience. The ideal candidate will have previous experience within an alternative investment firm, financial services, or business consulting firm. A bachelor’s degree is required, combined with one to three years of related experience.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
Assist in the sourcing and evaluation of new private equity investments, including operating companies, real estate, and debt investments across a wide range of industries
Perform comprehensive underwriting tasks, including financial modeling, valuation and risk assessments
Assist in negotiation, structuring, and conducting due diligence for investment opportunities
Develop investment memorandums and presentations, board presentations, and investment performance reports
Conduct ad-hoc analysis and research
Assist in evaluation and monitoring of existing portfolio investments
Assist in development and maintenance of a comprehensive sourcing strategy
Manage and maintain a CRM system to track investment opportunities
Actively participate in community and industry organizations
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related field
1 – 3 years of successful experience working within financial services directly related to all tasks and responsibilities outlined above
Proven financial modeling (specifically LBO modeling) and valuation capabilities with a comprehensive understanding of financial statements; must score proficient on technical assessment given during interview process
Direct experience working with family office, private equity, real estate investment or direct investing
Presents well-written resume, cover letter and technical assessment with minimal errors
Driven self-starter that displays initiative; ability to problem solve and work with minimal supervision
Presents professionally to potential business partners, both in-person and via phone
Ability to meet the requirements listed under “Working Conditions and Physical Requirements”
In state candidate strongly preferred, as local community is a strong investment criteria
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must be able and willing to work within both an office environment and within GLI’s operating subsidiaries. This position may require working hours outside a typical workday.
Position requires bending, standing, walking and repetitive use of hands and arms the entire workday.
Must be able to lift 10 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Must be able to work a minimum of 45 to 60 hours a week; sporadically, work hours may exceed 60 hours. Travel and weekend work may be required.
Must have reliable transportation and the ability to be on call 24 hours a day.
Must manage multiple projects at one time and handle frequent interruptions.
Native American Preference:
GLI follows Native American Preference in accordance with Chapter 2, § 2 of the Gun Lake Labor and Employment Rights Ordinance. Must indicate Tribal Preference in cover letter.
If you are a great fit for this position and are interested in discussing this opportunity further, please submit a resume and cover letter.
Job Type: Full-time
Private Equity: 1 year (Preferred)
Financial Modeling: 1 year (Preferred)
Paid time off
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
Monday to Friday
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