Finance and Trading
Spencer Ogden has quickly become the leading energy & infrastructure finance recruitment firm. We seek to utilise our diverse industry knowledge and long-standing relationships to be able to deliver high quality results.
We have delivered talent across various strategies, including but not limited to credit, equity, venture capital, growth equity, hedge funds, impact investing, co-investments, secondaries, product marketing, investor relations, fund operations & portfolio management.
At Spencer Ogden we pride ourselves on offering full scale solutions from financial inception to operational execution. This includes talent mapping across portfolio companies as well as part-time and full-time board member appointments.
We seek to disrupt the energy and infrastructure private capital space through long term relationship, our reliability in quality of service, and transparency of communication to both our clients and candidates.
Our client is a leading renewable energy developer and owner/operator, supplying clean energy to utilities and corporations across North America. They finance and manage projects from development through construction to long-term commercial operation. Its financial prowess and industry expertise come together to improve the structure and performance of its platform of wind, solar, and energy storage power plants. We are seeking an Associate on the Finance & Investing team, an outstanding opportunity for individuals seeking an exciting, high-growth work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century.Job DescriptionThe Finance & Investing Associate will play an integral part in deploying capital commitments from the company's institutional investors and optimizing the capital structure for that equity deployment through tax equity and debt project financings. The Associate will be responsible for managing the financial modeling, due diligence, and market research for infrastructure asset acquisitions, company acquisitions or investments, and project financing transactions. This role spans across the Investment, Project Finance, and Strategic Finance teams, providing support and analysis to optimize everything from new and existing investments to high-level company economics. This position will collaborate with other teams throughout the company to develop and understand development, construction, and operating assumptions for both new investment opportunities, as well as portfolio assets.The position directly supports the growth of the company by screening new investment opportunities and analyzing investment strategies for the business. The Associate will also work to support the growth of the company by screening and underwriting new buyside investment opportunities and working with the Origination team to price and submit offtake opportunities on development-stage projects. The job is located in New York, NY.Essential Responsibilities & Duties • Develop and manage financial models analyzing the economics and risks associated with potential acquisitions, company investments, and project financing structures.• Support transactions across the Investment, Project Finance, and Strategic Finance teams.• Create investment memos detailing market analysis and returns sensitivities for potential project and portfolio acquisitions. Communicate results and recommendations to the management team.• Support third-party capital raises, including debt, tax equity, refinancings, and project equity structures that allow the company to efficiently finance projects and optimize returns.• Collaborate across internal teams including Development & Construction, Engineering, and Asset Management to develop underwriting assumptions.• Manage due diligence and third-party consultant reports. Coordinate directly with external parties.• Support the growth of the development pipeline by working with the Origination team to determine competitive bid pricing based on project assumptions, capital structures, and market dynamics.• Review purchase agreements, operating agreements, financing agreements, and offtake agreements and contract support negotiations.Experience Requirements • 2-5 Years’ Experience in the Renewable Energy Industry, Utilities Sector, or Banking.• Demonstrated financial experience in developing and building complex financial models using Microsoft Excel, including tax equity models.
THE COMPANYProject developer that also owns and operates over 6.2 GW of utility-scale wind, solar, and natural gas generation projects across the U.S. Our Vision is to reliably power a sustainable future. Our Mission is to deliver renewable and reliable power to our customers, provide opportunities to our associates, generate sustainable returns for our investors, and contribute to a better world for future generations. THE CHALLENGEWe are seeking an experienced Associate to support the Capital Markets team. This role involves developing and maintaining asset valuation models and performing ad-hoc analysis to facilitate the rapid growth of our platform. You responsible for Excel-based valuation modeling and conducting analysis to support new initiatives. This is a prominent position that offers exposure to corporate finance and project finance strategy while directly contributing to the expansion of the company.THE RESPONSIBILITIESSupport the Capital Markets team in developing and maintaining valuation models for Company's portfolio of wind, solar, gas, and battery storage assets. Collaborate with internal and external teams to ensure accurate modeling assumptions and conduct financial analysis. Assist in raising debt capital for existing assets and acquisition targets, including creating models for lenders and coordinating lender due diligence. Analyze investment opportunities from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives, incorporating valuation modeling (DCF), financial statement analysis, market/industry research, and competitive analysis. Prepare internal memos and presentations focusing on investment returns and valuation metrics, and present financial results to senior management. Provide analytical and modeling expertise for companywide initiatives, such as asset sales, asset re-contracting, redevelopment, and other portfolio projects. Develop and nurture external banking relationships within the energy finance and project finance capital markets. Assist in managing a team of 1-2 associates. Perform other duties as assigned.THE PROFILE TO SUCCEEDBachelor's Degree in finance, engineering, business, economics, or a related field. Four (4) to six (6) years of experience in independent power producer (IPP), investment banking, consulting, project finance, development, or asset management in the power and utilities sector, with a focus on financial analysis. Excellent financial modeling skills and exceptional analytical capabilities. Experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in the power and utilities sector and/or renewable energy. Familiarity with tax equity financing structures is a plus. Knowledge of U.S. power markets and a willingness to expand knowledge in this area. Self-motivated with a strong work ethic. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work under strict deadlines and handle multiple projects concurrently. Capable of working independently as well as in a cross-functional team.
About Renewable Energy DeveloperThis renewable energy developer is a leading company in the renewable energy industry, dedicated to supplying clean energy to utilities and corporations across North America. With headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, and New York City, Renewable Energy Developer leverages innovative approaches and cutting-edge technology to finance and oversee projects from development through construction to long-term commercial operation. Our expertise in finance and industry knowledge drives us to enhance the structure and performance of our wind, solar, and energy storage power plants. In 2022, Renewable Energy Developer was recognized as one of the top workplaces in Arizona. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental values that shape our company. At Renewable Energy Developer, we celebrate and embrace diverse views, beliefs, and values. We are committed to our talented team and partners, fostering an inclusive environment regardless of background or affiliation. Actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do, making us a place where you can bring your authentic self to work.Renewable Energy Developer is an Equal Opportunity Employer that upholds affirmative action planning and encourages diversity in the workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.The PositionRenewable Energy Developer is seeking an Associate to join our Finance & Investing team. This role offers an exceptional opportunity for individuals who thrive in an exciting, high-growth work environment within one of the most important industries of the 21st century.Job DescriptionAs an Associate on the Finance & Investing team, you will play a crucial role in deploying capital commitments from our institutional investors and optimizing the capital structure through tax equity and debt project financings. You will be responsible for managing financial modeling, conducting due diligence, and conducting market research for infrastructure asset acquisitions, company investments, and project financing transactions. This position collaborates across the Investment, Project Finance, and Strategic Finance teams, providing support and analysis to optimize new and existing investments, as well as high-level company economics. Additionally, you will work closely with other teams within Renewable Energy Developer to develop and understand development, construction, and operating assumptions for both new investment opportunities and portfolio assets.This position directly contributes to the company's growth by screening new investment opportunities and analyzing investment strategies. You will also support the company's expansion by screening and underwriting new buyside investment opportunities, as well as working with the Origination team to price and submit offtake opportunities on development-stage projects. The role is based in New York, NY.Essential Responsibilities & Duties • Develop and manage financial models to analyze the economics and risks associated with potential acquisitions, company investments, and project financing structures.• Support transactions across the Investment, Project Finance, and Strategic Finance teams.• Create investment memos that detail market analysis and returns sensitivities for potential project and portfolio acquisitions. Communicate results and recommendations to the management team.• Assist in third-party capital raises, including debt, tax equity, refinancings, and project equity structures to efficiently finance projects and optimize returns.• Collaborate with internal teams, including Development & Construction, Engineering, and Asset Management, to develop underwriting assumptions.• Manage due diligence and third-party consultant reports. Coordinate directly with external parties.• Support the growth of the development pipeline by working with the Origination team to determine competitive bid pricing based on project assumptions, capital structures, and market dynamics. • Review purchase agreements, operating agreements, financing agreements, and offtake agreements, and provide contract support in negotiations.Experience Requirements• 2-5 years of experience in the Renewable Energy Industry, Utilities
We are seeking a VP Legal Counsel for the Renewable Development arm of a PE Fund. The candidate would be responsible for overseeing and managing all legal affairs and providing strategic legal advice to the company's leadership team. As the chief legal officer, the candidate plays a crucial role in ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations while supporting the company's growth and protecting its interests.Responsibilities:Legal Strategy and Counsel: Develop and implement the company's legal strategy in alignment with its business objectives and risk tolerance. Provide expert legal advice and guidance to the executive team and the board of directors on a wide range of legal matters, including contracts, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, employment law, and environmental regulations. Evaluate potential legal risks and propose proactive strategies to mitigate them effectively. Manage third-party legal advisors to ensure efficient transactional support.Contract Negotiation and Management: Review, draft, and negotiate a variety of complex agreements, including project development agreements, power purchase agreements (PPAs), construction contracts, joint venture agreements, and financing documents. Manage real estate matters for site control of projects, including options to lease and purchase, easements, rights of way, etc. Ensure contractual compliance and enforce the company's rights and obligations under various agreements. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders, such as project managers and finance teams, to ensure contracts are aligned with the company's objectives.Regulatory Compliance: Monitor and interpret federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to solar energy development, renewable energy incentives, land use, environmental impact, and permitting requirements. Develop and implement compliance programs to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations. Coordinate with external regulatory agencies and manage any legal disputes or investigations related to regulatory compliance.Risk Management: Identify legal risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, including the establishment of appropriate policies, procedures, and internal controls. Advise on insurance coverage and risk allocation in contracts. Monitor industry trends and legal developments to anticipate potential risks and adjust company strategies accordingly.Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Manage and oversee any litigation, arbitration, or other legal disputes involving the company. Collaborate with external legal counsel to develop litigation strategies and ensure effective representation. Participate in negotiations, settlements, and alternative dispute resolution processes.Corporate Governance and Compliance: Ensure compliance with corporate governance requirements, including board meetings, minutes, and other legal obligations. Advise on matters related to corporate structure, governance best practices, and directors' fiduciary duties. Support mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions, including due diligence and contract review.Qualifications:Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and admission to the bar in the relevant jurisdiction. A minimum of 5 years of legal experience, preferably with significant experience in renewable energy, project development, or environmental law. A plus to have a background in corporate tax matters, including renewable energy tax credits. Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to solar energy development and renewable energy incentives. Proven experience in contract negotiation, drafting, and management. Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and provide practical legal advice to non-legal stakeholders. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex legal concepts effectively. Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Experience managing external legal counsel and other third-party advisors. Demonstrated commitment to ethical conduct and professional responsibility.l
Overview:Company is seeking to hire talented accounting professionals (multiple openings) to strengthen the accounting team and support the significant expected growth of the company. You will be focused on various accounting tasks and will be responsible for providing accurate, timely accounting information to assist decision-making. You will be a great fit if you are an Accountant who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic accounting environment.Culture:Each team member is regarded as an expert in their field. As we grow, we're continually looking for bright, energetic, go-getters to enhance our team and contribute to our culture. Company offers the career stability of an established company, we also offer the fast-paced, dynamic work environment of an emerging growth company; it's a culture where good ideas and hard work are recognized and rewarded. Company recognizes people as our most valuable assets. Our competitive salary and benefits package include 401K with matching, medical and dental insurance options, prescription drug coverage, paid sick and vacation time, and paid company holidays.Responsibilities: Your ultimate priority is to help ensure that the organization has accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting.Collects and summarizes project related data obtained from multiple sources.Reviews project contracts and extracts pertinent accounting data.Maintains project information for financial reporting of subsidiaries.Responsible for monthly corporate financial close activities, including technical accounting and operations related journal entries, accruals, and account reconciliations. Prepare journal entries related to significant higher risk accounts.Responsible for supporting the organization's accounting by helping evaluate business activities to research technical accounting guidance, determine appropriate GAAP treatment, and prepare memorandums/policies.Provide input and support to drive the annual and quarterly external reporting to banks and tax equity investors, and internal reporting to senior leadership.Prepare financial reporting disclosures including financial statements, footnote disclosures, and operating metrics for external financial reporting requirements (banks/lenders, tax equity investors, etc.).Prepare financial flux analyses; debt-service coverage ratio; debt-to-worth ratio; and current ratio.Assist accounting and senior leadership with ad hoc projects, as needed.Develop and maintain excellent positive working relationships with the external auditors, tax preparers, and accounting consultants.Manage the NetSuite general ledger automation projects this fiscal year, including automation of intercompany eliminations, consolidations, and external reporting.Responsible for assisting in the design and execution of effective internal controls. Preferred Skill Set: SOX/internal control experienceTechnical accounting experienceGood understanding of accounting for leases and revenue recognition, ASC 842 and ASC 606Preference is for a combination of public and private experienceInterest, experience, or familiarity with any of the following industries - banking, finance/lending, real estate, construction, or renewable energyFamiliarity with NetSuite ERP systems and QuickBooks Online Qualifications: Accounting/Business Degree.CPA License or progress towards CPA license.SOX/internal control experienceTechnical accounting experienceGood understanding of accounting for leases and revenue recognition, ASC 842 and ASC 606Preference is for a combination of public and private experienceInterest, experience, or familiarity with any of the following industries - banking, finance/lending, real estate, construction, or renewable energyFamiliarity with NetSuite ERP systems and QuickBooks OnlineProficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.Written analyses and presentations are clear, concise, and reflect polish and precision.Ability to interpret and apply accounting principles and practices under US GAAP.A flexible and nimble go-getter with a positive can-do attitude and a roll-up-my-sleeves mentality (i.e. no job or task is too big or too small mentality).A problem solver who is collaborative, proactive, responsive, and reliable.An effective team player who has excellent oral and written communication skills.Highly accurate, thorough, with strong attention to detail and a strong sense of ownership. Someone who consistently goes the extra mile.Possess energy and passion for your work and a genuine interest in accounting.Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.Possess the versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work in an environment with constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.Agility to change and think on your feet.Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
We're looking for a motivated Recruiter to join our New York City office this summer! Who are we?Spencer Ogden is a global energy and infrastructure sales company, specializing in people. Our diverse and award-winning company culture ensures that everyone experiences a fast-paced, professional, and collaborative working environment. Established in 2010, we have grown exponentially, with 15 offices worldwide and over 350 employees. As a Recruiter you will know the right people for the job – and the right jobs for our people. You will...Identify, pitch, and develop exceptional client and candidate relationships within a competitive industry, providing solutions, delivering results for our clients and enhancing candidates’ careers. Sourcing highly skilled candidates is in our DNA, and providing a quality service by headhunting, interviewing, and being the go-to-consultant is our goal. The role is fast paced, providing a variety of work and challenges daily.Other responsibilities include: Networking and developing new relationshipsMatching candidates to clients’ vacancies, submitting suitable candidates in line with company processHitting your goals! Set personal targets with managers on a daily, weekly, and monthly basisBusiness development, cold calling, and pitching Spencer Ogden’s services to potential clients What we offer: World-class, award-winning training and development programsWork from home up to 2 days a week15 paid vacation days, 8 paid holidays, 7 sick/mental health days, 4 volunteer days of your choice, Christmas to New Year paid off, and your birthday offMedical, vision, dental insurance and all premiums covered401k planBase salary plus uncapped commission - first year recruiters seeing between 15k and 20k in commission!Friday 3 pm finish and flexible working hours Are you qualified? Bachelor’s degree preferable; we are open to degree typeStrong communication and listening skillsMotivated individuals with a go-getter mentalityEntrepreneurial mindset, can think outside of the box and solve problemsAble to show initiativeResiliency!Must hold permanent working rights in the USA upon application Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay up to date with #LifeatSO
About the roleWe are looking for a Manager to join our ESG & Sustainability team. Managers typically manage multipleprojects and oversee a team of consultants and analysts, while being involved in aspects of our analyticalwork as well. This is a client-facing role, involving building and managing investor client relationships aswell as engagement with and strategic guidance of portfolio companies' management on the ESG &Sustainability topics. Ultimately, managers are responsible for the quality of the end product (ESGreports, which the consultants & analysts help to create), for building and managing client relationships,and for the learning & development processes of the teams they manage. Example projects range fromdevelopment of ESG & Sustainability policies & strategies for Investment funds, annual ESG assessmentsand development of sustainability strategy roadmaps for companies, and facilitation of ESG strategysessions with company management. As a manager, you are involved in evolving the overall strategy of the ESG & Sustainability team togetherwith the senior team (managers and directors). This includes topics as performance of variousworkstreams, growing the team, and geographic expansion. As an active thought leader in the transition to sustainable business practices, we are constantlydeveloping and expanding our knowledge on various areas of the sustainability landscape. To remain atthe forefront of this industry, we encourage our employees to develop expertise in a sustainability areaaligned to their interests. Skills and qualificationsWe are looking for highly motivated candidates, with >5 years of working experience, that have workingknowledge of or genuine interest in sustainability. We are seeking candidates with working experiencewithin consultancy, private equity or banking.If you have an excellent academic record with a master's degree in finance, business,economics/econometrics or engineering and are looking to make a positive impact we would love to hearfrom you.- Strong report writing and verbal skills and ability to communicate complex ideas- Strong project management and client relationship management skills- Strong analytical skills- Excellent MS PowerPoint and Excel skills- Fluent in English. - Right to work in the UK