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Financial/Business Analyst (12-month contract)

vivo-energy · 25 days ago
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The Financial/Business Analyst will support the financial and analytical work streams required to build and realise the project development pipeline, must have a strong quantitative background.

The successful candidate will thrive with minimal guidance in a dynamic and fast-paced environment by developing thoughtful and creative analyses that employ sound corporate finance principals relating to financial modeling, capital structure analysis and economic model sensitivities.

The ideal candidate is intellectually curious and confident in their ability to handle a variety of responsibilities, has working knowledge of economics and finance, and is a fast learner. The position will interface with all levels of the organization, including senior management as well as external parties, such as lenders, investors, attorneys, EPC/O&M contactors and advisers including among others financial, tax , insurance, solar resource and engineering.

Requirements

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Primary Accountabilities
  • Develop, structure, maintain and operate complex, comprehensive project cash flow financial models that will be used to assess economic viability of eligible projects and drive investment decision by senior management and the Board.
  • Work closely with finance, development and engineering teams, bankers, investors and financial advisors to incorporate the latest business unit assumptions into corporate analysis on an on- going basis.
  • Perform project sensitivity analyses and analyse financing, technical and other alternatives for selected projects.      
  • Prepare tax summaries of countries through desktop research, local country team interaction and tax experts and integrate the tax positions in the financial models.
  • Participate in due diligence, summarize and analyze project information.
  • Prepare presentations to project partners and senior management.
  • Collect, monitor and analyze specific industry data.
  • Maintain a directory of market and financial model data.
  • Input into investment committee paper and board presentations.
  • Perform financial and credit analyses of entities (including EPC contractors, Offtakers and Investors).
  • Assist in the preparation of project review documents, bid packages, information memoranda.

Secondary Accountabilities

  • Review PPA, EPC and O&M agreements from a financial perspective and prepare the necessary financial inputs into the agreements.
  • Participate in analyzing, structuring and financial closing for selected projects.
  • Initiate, development and perform financial analyses to support the company’s business plan and corporate finance activities, including competitive analyses, valuation analyses and R.O.I. analyses.
  • Initiate, develop and present strategic analysis on business development and investment opportunities.
  • Lead ad-hoc projects for senior management including business plans, presentations and key analysis.
  • Maintain the budget of executed projects.
  • Review and approve drawdown and other pertinent documentation relating to existing projects under construction and asset management and continue review of financial models.
  • Support existing asset management staff in finance, modeling and accounting matters.
  • Performs other duties as may be determined from time to time.

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a leading tertiary institution and a top academic performer. (Engineering, Finance, Economics or equivalent is preferred). Master of Business Administration, CFA and or CPA/CA(SA) a plus.
  • 5 to 7 years of career experience with a track record of success and career movement (2-4 years of which come from banking experience / projects finance preferred).
  • Advanced excel, MS Word and Power Point skills with a strong background in financial modeling and valuation analysis.
  • Experience with PVSyst software and hybrid software (e.g. HOMER) a plus
  • Organizational ability to be able to build partnering relationships with key department heads in order to consult, persuade and foster a collaborative environment and work product.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Methodical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Industry knowledge (renewables and power in general) would be an advantage, as would be prior exposure to international and African transactions.
  • Experience participating in and reporting on monthly financial meetings, providing feedback on results (analytics and management discussions).
  • Well- developed organization skills to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast- paced, evolving, professional environment.
  • Problem-solver and team player.
  • Must be assertive, tactful and able to work in a collaborative manner.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to present information effectively.

Closing date for applications: 05 June 2024

Last updated on May 24, 2024

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