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Director of Finance

Job Title: Director of Finance
Location: Australia
Reference: OS93
Contact Name: Omar Sheikh
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Job Published: January 16, 2018 12:58

Job Description

Our client is looking for this senior leader to join an exciting new venture to launch and grow a renewable energy business platform focussed on wind and solar power generation.

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 best commercial positions are adopted.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and advise the Development teams in financially structuring and modelling for wind and solar projects sand construction contracts, working with appropriate international standards
  • Provide timely financial due diligence and analyses support for M&A transactions
  • Develop assumptions and coordinate reviews of business cases for project approvals in line with the Transaction Approval Request process
  • Assist Commercial 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 line 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 Groups guidelines in alignment with domestic and international requirements
  • Develop commercial and financial strategies, ensuring national and local obligations and practices are met and are in alignment with company requirements
  • Monitor commercial and accounting changes within the marketplace, including regulatory changes and financial risks, transferring that knowledge to existing projects, while maintaining economic viability


Key Requirements:

  • University degree in relevant discipline
  • 7 + years of relevant finance experience in the renewable energy industry (preferably for wind and solar projects) is required
  • Established connections in financial institutions and banking, with a focus on project finance management
  • Strong negotiation skills in an international working environment with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skill and attention to detail with exceptional ability to present in oral and/or written exchanges