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Assistant Finance Director/ Finance Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH103978
  • Location: USA, Illinois, Schaumburg
  • Sector: Finance, Finance & Accounting, Power
  • Salary: Benefits
  • Date posted: 14/03/2017
Company Summary:
Come work for a publicly traded company with revenues of nearly $6.9 billion US and assets of over $22.6 billion US. Our client is one of the largest independent power generators in the world and the largest wholesale utility in Japan with domestic capacity of over 18 GW and owns equity interests in over 36 IPPs worldwide totaling over 6.6 GW.
Founded in early 2005, this leading independent power generator has grown through acquisitions and development to become one of the major players in the U.S. IPP sector, controlling over 3,500MW of generation.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, our client has assembled a team of power professionals with a proven utility/IPP sector track record including extensive experience with development, repowering, M&A, financing, operations and asset management. Consistent with their worldwide strategy, our client's mandate is to acquire, develop, operate and manage power facilities in North America.

Job Summary:
The Finance Manager / Assistant Director will be an active participant on the Finance team as our client increases its growth efforts through green-field development and acquisitions in the US. The AD's primary responsibilities will include modeling and valuation analysis for development opportunities, potential acquisitions and the existing portfolio of ten generation assets. Additional responsibilities will include managing general loan compliance, managing due diligence efforts for development and M&A activities, analyzing trends in the finance and energy markets, assisting in debt capital raising efforts for corporate growth initiatives.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Develop and manage models to analyze the economic merits and risks associated with potential investment opportunities.
Collaborate with professionals across the company to develop appropriate assumptions and sensitivities for project models.
Be familiar with offtake agreements, power hedge agreements, equipment and service contracts, real estate documents, and other project related contracts to identify issues that may impact project economics.
Manage compliance for existing financings including management of borrowings, disbursements, consents, notices and waivers to address emerging project matters.
Maintain understanding of existing project portfolio and financing arrangements to identify opportunities to optimize or restructure portfolio.
Coordinate finance, accounting and tax related due diligence efforts for development and acquisition opportunities.
Manage funding obligations for development/construction projects.
Produce marketing materials for potential financings and lead lender coordination and diligence efforts.
Maintain market intelligence and provide updates to senior management regarding transactions and structures being executed in the market

Experience and Skills:
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics. MBA in finance, economics or related area preferred.
Minimum of five years of relevant corporate finance or project finance experience managing debt and/or equity transactions in the energy/power/utility industries.
Experience in power generation, energy/utilities sector, or project finance preferred.
Excellent financial modeling skills using Excel with 4-5 years of experience developing and managing complex financing models.
General familiarity and comfort in reading and interpreting commercial contracts and financing agreements.
Strong interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to identify and solve complex problems.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to work well in team based environment.
Strong proficiency in other Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint and Word.

Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.