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    Director of Finance

    Salary
    Location Chicago
    Type
    Sector Renewable Energy

The Director of Finance will work closely with the Project and Business Development teams to perform financial due diligence and modelling for valuations of both potential acquisitions and greenfield projects in the US energy market to ensure the best commercial positions are adopted. Based in Chicago, this position reports to the German parent Company’s Head of Financial Project Management.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and advise the Development teams in financially structuring and modelling for wind and solar projects and construction contracts, working with appropriate international standards
  • Provide timely financial due diligence and analyses support for M&A transactions
  • Identify and retain appropriate legal counsel, tax and financial consultants where required
  • Develop assumptions and coordinate reviews of business cases for project approvals in line with the Transaction Request process
  • Assis Commercial and Development teams with the negotiation of key definitive agreements such as M&A asset purchase and power purchase agreements
  • Source and negotiate flexible commercial and financial solutions with tax equity and other investors, in lie with Group governance, for project development, construction and long-term operations ensuring ideal positioning and optimisation of overall project economics
  • Establish the Finance team by structuring and implementing internal processes in accordance with the Group’s guidelines in alignment with domestic and international requirements
  • Develop commercial and financial strategies in the US, ensuring national and local obligations and practices are met and are in alignment with company requirements
  • Monitor commercial and accounting charges within the marketplace, including regulatory changes and financial risks, transferring that knowledge to existing project, while maintaining economic viability

 

Key Requirements:

  • University degree in relevant discipline
  • 7+ years of relevant finance experience in the renewable energy industry
  • Diversified working experience in finance and banking, with a focus on project finance management, backed by a proven track record of financial closings in wind and/or solar
  • Established connections to financial institutions, tax equity partners and other organisations relevant to financing renewable energy projects in the USA
  • Fluent English, with preferably at least one additional language
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Flexibility to travel as required supporting the US business plan