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Financial Analyst - Japan Funds (Must be Fluent in Japanese)

San Francisco

Credit Funds

Ref#: 2039

Date published: 27-Feb-2017

Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: “FIG”) is a leading, highly diversified global investment manager with approximately $70.1 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2016.

Fortress has an immediate opening for a Financial Analyst in the San Francisco office to support its Credit business, which invests globally, primarily in undervalued assets and distressed and illiquid credit investments.  The Financial Analyst will work on investment analysis and reporting for the Fortress Japan Opportunities Funds (FJOF) and be in frequent contact with our colleague in Tokyo, Japan; therefore, a fluency in Japanese is required.

 

The FJOF Funds which consist of FJOF I, FJOF II, and FJOF III has been an active real estate investor in Japan since 2009. The funds invest in certain Japanese real estate-related performing, sub-performing and non-performing loans, securities (including corporate, TMK and REIT equity and debt), mezzanine debt, B-notes, real estate assets, TK interests and similar securities or instruments.

 

 

The Financial Analyst will:

  • Prepare quarterly reports, Fund cash flow estimates, leverage summary and investment portfolio updates for periodic investor and management presentations and reports
  • Prepare investor presentations and responses to requests for information, including analysis of investment activities, relevant financial information and selection of supporting schedules
  • Assist the Accounting group with analysis of investment activity and financial reporting requirements
  • Interact with multiple constituencies (including NY and Tokyo) to coordinate internal and external information flow regarding portfolio assets
  • Assist with other special projects on an ad hoc basis

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, business or finance
  • Fluency in Japanese - both written and verbal; proficiency is business Japanese is a plus
  • 1 – 3 years of experience as an analyst with a familiarity reviewing financial statement
  • Advanced Excel skills and strong modeling and financial valuation skills
  • Strong PowerPoint and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • The ability to travel, when necessary

 

The successful candidate will be:

  • Bright and flexible, with excellent analytical, strategic, and implementation skills
  • Results-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and expeditiously
  • Able to both take direction and show initiative as appropriate
  • Comfortable with various financial reporting systems to optimize the results of a business
  • Proactive and high-energy with a hands-on approach to problem solving
  • A strong individual as well as a team player, capable of building effective internal and external relationships through appealing personal skills
  • Uncompromising with respect to quality in all regards

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