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Associate Job Posting
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VSS is a leading private equity firm that invests in the information, education, healthcare, and business services sectors .

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Associate to join our team.  This individual will work with the Managing Directors with primary responsibilities in the areas of due diligence, financial modeling, structuring and documentation of new investments as well as monitoring existing investments.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • BA/BS degree with an outstanding academic record
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in commercial or investment banking, strategy consulting, or comparable financial environment
  • Experience in mergers & acquisitions or leveraged finance/credit analysis preferred
  • Experience in VSS’s targeted industry sectors preferred
  • Strong understanding of accounting, corporate finance and valuation concepts
  • Top analytical and modeling skills (LBO, DCF, P&L forecasting)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Solid PowerPoint skills
  • Highly motivated team player, able to work well under pressure

Candidate Profile:

Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Build financial models
  • Perform valuation & comparable analysis
  • Conduct market and competitive research
  • Evaluate key business drivers (e.g. unit economics)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Author investment memoranda
  • Present deal opportunities to Managing Directors

Strategic thinker

  • Analyze investment opportunities and make recommendations to Managing Directors
  • Formulate investment theses and create market maps to drive sourcing efforts

Intellectual curiosity

  • Passion for learning about new sectors and companies
  • Desire to understand the key tenets of a business and whether a deal is a good investment (vs. an interesting company)

Mature, professional personality

  • Can effectively represent the firm’s brand in the marketplace and within the firm

Self-starter

  • Can work independently in an unstructured environment
  • Bias for action

Robust work ethic

  • Willingness to work nights/weekends and travel as necessary

The resume should include your GPA (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable) as well as standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, and GMAT, if applicable).  All resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter outlining your achievements and your interest in VSS.  Please email both your resume and cover letter to recruiting@vss.com