The Head of Investor Relations is responsible for ensuring the company is appropriately and strategically positioned with analysts, investors, and all stakeholders. The holder of this job reports directly to the CFO, and is responsible for creating the appropriate strategy, framework, and tactics, as well as for providing a very compelling investor relations roadmap. The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. It also requires the ability to carefully manage relationships outside the company in the equity research and investor community.
Head of IR Responsibilities
The main responsibilities for the head of IR position are:
Develop investor confidence and belief in the company’s vision and strategy for delivering shareholder value
Develop a robust investor relations strategy and framework
Create and manage a strong reputation by demonstrating consistent and clear communication between internal and external parties
Manage equity research and investor relationships
Provide insights on market activity and present them to to the leadership team
Analyze and present financial trends, competitor behavior, shareholder issues, and anything else that could impact the business
Responsible for overseeing and managing quarterly earnings and conference calls
Work with legal counsel to ensure compliance on regulatory matters
Help prepare the company’s Annual Report and 10-k
Head of Investor Relations Qualifications
The head of IR must be a seasoned professional who has extensive experience in generating business results and leading teams with effective management skills. The job requires a corporate professional who also has entrepreneurial skills and looks to the future with optimism to envision what could be possible. Success in this role requires collaboration, communication, leadership, and vision.
Qualifications desired for the Head of Investor Relations are:
A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or accounting
An MBA or FMVA certification is an asset
10 or more years experience dealing with investors and a strong track record of creating positive relations with the investor community and Equity Research Analysts
Strong understanding of SEC laws and securities disclosure requirements, as well as filing requirements
Deep knowledge and understanding of the capital markets, as well as a thorough understanding of key metrics for companies in the industry
Intimately familiar with financial modeling techniques and valuation methods used by analysts and investors
A strong understanding of macroeconomics, capital markets trends, competitor activities, industry dynamics, and customer trends
A professional who is also entrepreneurial, and has a client-minded focus
Must be able to perform in a high-pressure environment, and be able to meet tight deadlines
Has superb written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to draft engaging and impactful messages for inspiring employees and investors
Company Benefits, Culture, Etc
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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