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Director of Finance

Job Title: Director of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago
Reference: OS43
Contact Name: Omar Sheikh
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Job Published: October 20, 2016 16:02

Job Description

Our client is looking for motivated senior leaders to help grow a renewable energy business platform. This platform will focus specifically on wind and solar power generation in the USA.

The Director of Finance will be working to perform financial due diligence and modelling for valuations of both potential acquisitions and Greenfield projects in the USA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and advise the development teams in financially structuring and modelling for wind and solar projects
  • Identify and retain appropriate outside legal counsel, tax and financial consultants
  • Source and negotiate flexible commercial and financial solutions with tax equity and other investors
  • Establish the Finance team by structuring and implementing internal processes
  • Monitor commercial and accounting changes within the marketplace
  • Assist Commercial and Development with the negotiation of key definitive agreements such as M&A asset purchase and power generation agreements
  • Provide timely financial due diligence and analyse support for M&A transactions

Key Requirements:

  • University degree in relevant discipline – e.g. business administration, finance, accounting, mathematics or economics) Post graduate MBA and/or CPA (CFA preferred)
  • 7 + years’ experience of relevant finance experience in the renewable energy industry
  • Established connections to financial institutions, tax equity partners
  • Fluent in English
  • Diversified working experience in financing and banking, with a focus on project management
  • Flexibility to travel 

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