Corporate Finance Director

Salary: Competitive
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job Type: Permanent, Full time
Company: VSA Capital Limited
Updated on: May 2022

VSA Capital is a full-service investment bank providing corporate finance and corporate broking services, both domestically and internationally.

VSA is a boutique investment bank employing exceptional people who provide high quality, professional service to a diverse range of international corporate clients.

Services include advice on fundraisings on the equity capital markets (ECM), corporate broking (research and sales), private and alternative financing and M&A advisory services. We act for a diverse range of public and private companies, ensuring that a top-quality advisory and broking service is provided to them on an ongoing basis. Historically, VSA’s strength has been in the natural resources sector and in recent years it has expanded into other sectors, including transitional energy, technology, leisure, support services and consumer brands.

VSA is listed on the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market and has offices in London and Shanghai and has also entered into strategic alliances with Moshe Capital in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Faida Investment Bank in Kenya, in order to leverage its respective capabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. VSA encourages close working relationships between the international teams and the successful candidate could possibly have the opportunity to travel.

The Role

The Corporate Finance team comprises a great bunch of professionals.  We are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to join our team in London as a Director/Associate Director/Senior Manager; someone who can manage transactions, client relationships and interact effectively with colleagues (both junior and senior).

The right candidate will benefit from significant interaction with the day to day business of Corporate Broking, working with colleagues in Sales and Research, together with Corporate Finance colleagues in Shanghai, Nairobi and Johannesburg.  There will be regular client contact as well as hands-on involvement in supporting the developing pipeline of Corporate transactions through the preparation of the necessary documentation and co-ordinating the accounting and legal processes required to support deals.

The Corporate Finance team operates with a relatively flat structure and in small transaction teams, which will provide significant responsibility and exposure to transactions.  The right candidate will have a good working knowledge of UK Corporate Transactions both public and private.  Public company experience should include AIM and/or Aquis or the Main Market and a demonstrable experience and passion for Equity markets. 

We are open to candidates with a range of prior experience and any background.  There is no requirement for any specific sector expertise. although a grounding in finance and accounting perhaps through a relevant degree or professional qualification would be helpful.  Applications from Mothers/Fathers (with the appropriate Corporate Finance experience) wishing to return to work on a part-time basis would be welcomed.


The right candidate will likely:

  • Have 4 or more years of experience in transaction services at a reputable accounting firm; or
  • Have 4 or more years of experience at an investment bank/ boutique advisory firm/broking firm.



The successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

Ambition, enthusiasm and drive;
Ability to take on responsibility and act with autonomy;
Extreme attention to detail;
Good interpersonal skills;
The ability to work in a team environment, playing a strong project management role;
Strong financial modelling, numerical and analytical skills;
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
Practicality, lack of pretension and commercial awareness; and,
Knowledge of emerging markets would be desirable.

In order to perform the role, the individual will be required to dedicate time outside of standard business hours on certain projects and possibly undertake occasional travel as necessary.

 Compensation & Benefits:

In return, the successful candidate will expect to receive:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience;
  • Discretionary bonuses based upon both individual performance and VSA’s operating profit;
  • Equity participation through share options in VSA’s listed holding company, VSA Capital Group PLC; and
  • Comprehensive benefits package including private health care, life insurance (4 x salary), contributory pension and 25 days holiday.

Please submit a CV and covering letter (mentioning salary expectations) CV to the Head of Corporate Finance at