Controller/Business Analyst (100%, all genders)

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LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation (LGT VP) seeks an experienced Business Analyst / Controller to strengthen its team based in Zurich.

LGT VP is an independent charitable foundation established in 2007 in Liechtenstein and Switzerland with teams in Switzerland, Sub-Saharan Africa, and India. The Foundation strives to improve the quality of life of people facing disadvantages, contribute to healthy ecosystems and build resilient, inclusive, and prosperous communities.

As a Business Analyst / Controller, you work closely with the senior leadership team to manage systems and procedures ensuring efficient and effective execution of the investment, portfolio, and post-investment management processes, ensuring compliance, and driving continuous insights and learning. You lead day-to-day finance and investment operations with an annual investment budget of approx. USD 10-15m.

You have built up strong professional skills that you are eager to apply to create a positive social and environmental impact. You come with a positive, proactive, can-do mindset, the ability to work independently, and a willingness to take on responsibility as well as new initiatives. You thrive on working in a small team, where your responsibilities span across multiple disciplines, including data, IT, processes, controlling, and grant management.


Key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:
  • Grant Management along the whole investment process: Manage all in-bound and out-bound financial flows as well as core organizational and social/environmental impact data on bespoke systems such as iLevel, PowerBI, Salesforce (or similar).
  • Data Management and Business Intelligence: Analyse and report accurate financial, operational, and impact data of our portfolio organizations; manage Business Intelligence systems and processes for improved strategic planning.
  • Systems and processes: Develop, improve and maintain LGT VP’s backend systems to optimally support team members in their work.
  • Compliance: Maintain and enforce internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures.

What is your background?

  • You have 5+ years of relevant working experience in, finance, operations, data management and systems, with a track record of gathering, evaluating, and reporting business information to executive teams and external stakeholders.
  • A bachelor’s degree in business or a related field or an MBA.
  • IT and technology savvy with experience selecting and managing software solutions and managing relationships with software vendors such as iLevel, PowerBi, and SalesForce (or similar).
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation and insights versus simple reporting.
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of foundation grants is a plus.
  • You are fluent in English. German proficiency is valued.
  • Swiss/EU National or valid Swiss Work Permit.

What we offer

  • Work in a professional international team, dedicated to supporting solutions to the world's most pressing issues.
  • Opportunity to grow and develop into a lead role in impact management and analysis.
  • Hybrid working arrangement.
  • An entrepreneurial work environment in a small team allows you to directly work across all levels, including the LGT VP Board.
  • Work for an international charitable foundation with the benefits of being employed by LGT Private Bank; LGT was awarded "Great Place to Work" in 2021.

Inclusion Statement

LGT VP is committed to continuing to make diversity and inclusion part of everything we do – from how we curate our portfolio to how we build our workforce. We believe that this commitment strengthens our teams, aligns with our values, and creates positive returns for the communities we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting and developing the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and encourage you to apply if you are excited about this role.