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Associate Banker

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – EBRD

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: salary + Performance Based Compensation
  • Start date: august 2022
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Purpose of the job
The Associate Banker contributes to all phases of the project cycle, including project origination, structuring, execution, and implementation and monitoring. The Associate Banker will take responsibility for those tasks assigned to him/her by the operation leader, which may include undertaking comprehensive due diligence, including financial, market, integrity and EBRD policy compliance, as well as effective post-signing implementation and monitoring. The Associate Banker carries out these tasks as part of a project team under the guidance of an operation leader or under the supervision/guidance of more senior bankers or the team Director.

The Associate Banker role may also include elements of business/pipeline development, client management and policy dialogue.

The Slovak Republic is one of the Advanced Transition Country with a focused Country Strategy. To be successful in the role, the Associate Banker will quickly need to familiarize himself/herself with the Bank’s mandate and priorities/objectives and the strategic priorities in Slovakia. The Associate Banker will be required to have a good understanding of the local market and have a network of local contacts.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the operation leader or a more senior banker:

Structuring and Execution
Work as a project team member on transactions, contributing to all aspects of project structuring and execution, including working with client counterparts, consultants and other parties to progress the project;
Be the primary driver of the scope and quality of project due diligence, including financial, market, integrity and EBRD policy compliance;
Prepare internal project documentation, including approval project memoranda, financial models, draft term sheets, presentations, etc. as and when required;
Take responsibility, as TC operation leader, to design and process technical co-operation assistance, ensuring that TC processing and approval fits with the approval schedule of any related investment project or the related policy dialogue initiative;
Ensure that all tasks within his/her are completed within the specified time frames to a high standard and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank.

Portfolio Monitoring, Value Creation and Reporting

Take responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of all projects to which the Associate Banker is assigned, including
compliance with project agreements and Bank procedures related to disbursement; monitoring of progress of the project implementation and financial performance of the client; assessing evolving risk factors and monitoring and assessing covenant compliance, in the case of more senior Associate’s they may become the OL for the project once it is in implementation and/or monitoring phase;
Prepare timely and comprehensive monitoring reports and include recommendations for corrective actions where required and ensure these proposed corrective actions and recommendations are brought to the attention of more senior team members;
As TC operation leader, ensure effective implementation and monitoring of TC assignments to ensure their compliance with donor reporting requirements, operational objectives and that all reports are of a high quality;
As a project team member perform all such tasks as may be assigned by the operation leader and provide constructive advice, guidance and supervision to more junior members of the project team.

Business Development

Assist, as required, with marketing and business development efforts including the preparation of Business Development visits and events as directed.

The responsibilities of the Associate Banker are designed to allow for the development of transaction expertise and expansion of responsibilities, leading to assuming the role of an operation leader on standard, non-complex transactions. In such cases, the Associate Banker’s accountabilities and responsibilities would be increased to undertake a role of an operation leader under the supervision/guidance of more senior bankers or the Team Director

Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree.
Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in the areas of expertise.
Professional qualification such as ACA, CFA, ACCA, or CIMA desirable.
Strong quantitative/numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models.
Credit analysis skills, with the ability to interpret accounts, understanding local and international accounting principles and practice of credit analysis.
Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spread sheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules.
Excellent understanding of relevant systems and processes.
Ability to work effectively as a team member and to deadlines and under time pressure.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in the local/country language, Slovak.

Experience & Knowledge:

Knowledge of the local market including understanding of sector dynamics and economic trends in the Slovak economy.
Relevant financial industry experience from an investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, asset management firm, or auditing/financial consulting firm operating to international standards.
Practical experience of participating in transactions through the full project life cycle.
Exposure to industry/country experience.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.

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Employee perks, benefits

International environment

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Finance, Credit Analysis

Language skills

Slovak - Proficiency (C2) and English - Proficiency (C2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Office & Spreadsheet packages - Advanced
Quantitative/numerical skills - Advanced

Experience in the position/sector

Relevant financial industry experience from an investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, a

Personality requirements and skills

Ability to work effectively as a team member and to deadlines and under time pressure.


Brief description of the company

EBRD is an international financial institution. As a multilateral developmental investment bank, the EBRD uses investment as a tool to build market economies. Initially focused on the countries of the former Eastern Bloc it expanded to support development in more than 30 countries from Central Europe to Central Asia. Similar to other multilateral development banks, the EBRD has members from all over the world (North America, Africa, Asia and Australia, see below), with the biggest shareholder being the United States, but only lends regionally in its countries of operations. Headquartered in London, the EBRD is owned by 69 countries and two EU institutions, the 69th being India since July 2018. Despite its public sector shareholders, it invests in private enterprises, together with commercial partners.