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Australian Funds Manager

Business Analyst - Melbourne, VIC

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The roles of the Business Analyst is to drive and compile research that supports the financial and market analysis assumptions behind deals, support the implementation of business strategy, and build relationships on behalf of MAI Capital. To work alongside a high performing team managing investment, finance, taxation, budgeting and feasibilities while co-ordinating with internal and external consultants and stakeholders.


- Stay up to date on recommendations, policies and plans for the economy, corporate strategies and investment dealing with China and Australia and incorporating into feasibility studies for projects
- Assist with marketing, distribution, and sales for funds management capital raising
- Preparing project investment models using Microsoft Excel
- Undertaking detailed market research into financial markets, consumer trends, analysing these trends and advising MAI Capital on economic issues such as taxation levels, prices, employment and unemployment, imports and exports, and interest and exchange rates related to project deals
- Preparation of pitch material for investor and client presentations
- Providing innovative approaches to investment structuring including foreign investment and tax treatment considerations
- Providing and implementing strategy for effective ways to allocate capital resources
- Assist in the preparation of financial and economic document for investment terms and conditions
- Follow up consultants and supplier for deliverable and updates
- Funds Management experience or strong knowledge of how Funds operate
- Collaborating across different teams to pursue company goals
- Chinese speaking, or strong willingness to learn, and deep understanding of Chinese and Australian culture and business acumen
- Breadth of understanding of programs on economic growth, welfare, education and training in the Australian and/or Chinese market across key industry sectors; Real Estate, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Retail, and Agriculture
- Proactive attitude towards relationship building and maintenance
- Build strategy, design selection and due diligence process, and establish relationships for potential acquisition projects in Australia and China

- Support greater business goals and work to achieve monthly department goals
- Modelling feasibility report and profit report for investors, clients, and MAI Capital
- Assist Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director in ongoing communication with investors, clients, and Board Members to ensure their satisfaction with progress on investments
- Manage and liaise with internal and external team to develop detailed investment and project program and support documents
- Review and analyse Tender and recommend consultants and suppliers
- Review legal document for engagement of consultants and suppliers
- Review and monitor project program on regular basis
- Analysis and recommend internal actions for project problem solving utilising formal risk and issue mitigation process
- Prepare investor and client meeting agenda to ensure an effective outcome of the meeting
- Stay on forefront of compliance with latest requirements for project finance, tax, and fiscal policy and update with the internal team

- Forecasting changes in the economic environment for short-term budgeting, long-term planning and investment evaluation in China and Australia
- Regularly brief the Investment Manager on project progress related to finance and investment issues, finance and investment strategy, finance/project delays and achievements, feasibility, due-diligence and plan for action
- Follow funds management processes and procedures for timely and accurate funds management reporting
- Recommend action to the Investment Manager on investment risks and/or issues
- Provide monthly updates on department budget vs. actuals by project


Software, Knowledge, and Experience
- Advance MS Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
- Proven organisational skills
- Team attitude with appreciation for mentoring and staff development
- Ability to translate strategy into operational plans
- Facilitate and maintain effective and professional liaison between internal and external parties
- 1 - 2 years’ of corporate finance experience
- An understanding of debt and equity
- Strong business acumen across economics, finance, operations, marketing and sales
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills
- Degree qualified in a relevant commerce, economics, or finance related field
- Experience with stakeholder management and engagement

- Passionate about the company business
- A willingness to grow with the organisation and undertake further training as required
- Share the same vision with the company
- Alibility to embrace and exercise the company’s values – Legacy, Determination, and Alignment
- Ability to represent the company in a professional manner
- Ability to find creative, innovative and effective solutions to business opportunities and problems
- Good team player by working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to motivate and provide leadership to team members
- Proven attention to detail
- Ability to communicate at all levels
- Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
- Advanced emotional intelligence
- Fast learner and willingness to continue learning

- Delivery of investment models
- Positive distribution turnover rates for fund marketing and sales efforts
- Provided relevant market research
- Accurate feasibilities and reporting to Investment Manager
- Accurate analysis and review of legal documentation
- Compliant completion of project finance with financial institutions
- Ability to champion internal culture initiatives
- All tasks and responsibilities carried out in line with the company values

MAI Capital at a glance

Australian Funds Manager

MAI Capital focuses on Australian Market and Chinese Market. Their company has offices in Melbourne. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.maicapital.com

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