An opportunity arises to join a Renewable Power Portfolio Operations team, a group of 8-10 which provides financial and operational oversight of, together with financial support for, the Renewable Power business. The role will report to the Managing Director, Portfolio Operations but will work independently to support the investment and operations teams as necessary.
Provide leadership and a vision for the team and the platform.
Build relationships and reputation across the broader teams and with all other stakeholders, especially senior management and investor relations / investors.
Oversight and management of the team and the wider platform, to ensure that operational, governance and control obligations are a constant focus.
Challenge processes and innovate change to drive operational efficiencies and scalability within the business and across the broader Real Assets platform.
Understanding and ensuring the proper execution of and compliance with the capital structures necessary to ensure tax efficient returns to Investors.
Oversight and improvement of forecasting and management of Investor capital calls and credit facility drawdowns in such a manner as to ensure funding is available for transactions as required.
Ensuring proper operation and control around fund level credit facilities and FX hedging.
Ensuring the proper and timely integration of newly acquired portfolio assets.
Oversight of third party asset managers and operational and maintenance providers, to ensure a proper balance between internal control and operational efficiency at operating project level and to ensure accurate, timely and comprehensive reporting of asset performance by each asset on a monthly basis.
Ensuring proper and efficient review and assessment of monthly operational and financial reports.
Identification and resolution of performance issues.
Oversight and improvement of annual budget process for all portfolio assets.
Improvement of portfolio and project cash management and distributions.
Ensuring that the team is in a position to provide, in a timely manner, all the information required to support an efficient disposition process for portfolio assets, when required.
Ensure full and timely compliance with regulatory, project and client reporting requirements
· Ensuring knowledge of key terms with respect to contracts pertaining to underlying projects
Management of the Valuation process for RPG Assets with Valuation Advisors, Risk and Pricing
Liaise with fund accounting team and auditors on accounting, fund valuation and reporting issues
Effective evaluation and communication of fund and asset performance to Senior Management, Investors and the broader group.
Knowledge / Experience:
Experience within a group finance or reporting role.
Experience in a Fund Management environment.
Experience in managing staff and external service providers.
Experience in renewable energy (wind and solar), particularly in monitoring and reporting on operational wind or solar assets.
Strong technical accounting skills, including detailed knowledge and experience in IFRS and US GAAP.
Excellent Excel and financial analytical skills
Ability to interpret financial models and large volumes of contractual data.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to manage workload autonomously and effectively.
Strong commercial awareness and the ability to apply commercial judgment.
Track record of managing change and driving improvement and efficiencies.
Experience as a Company Director and familiarity with duties and responsibilities
Inquisitive, detail-oriented, self-motivated.
Willing to travel.
· Grow within an evolving team and work in a fast growing, challenging and entrepreneurial, but friendly environment.
· Experienced senior team with strong values.
· Significant exposure to worldwide, prestige projects and initiatives
· Broad and varied exposure to all aspects of the team's activities, encompassing investment selection, deal execution, asset integration, operational monitoring and reporting, valuation and investor reporting
· Opportunity to provide input into future growth and operational efficiency
· Strong brand in the Infrastructure and fund management industry