Job opportunity (Accra)
The “Financial Modeler and Project Finance Consultant” will be a key member of the Government Group at Nexant, Inc. The ideal candidate will have exceptional accounting and data analysis capabilities; full ability to create and analyze complex discounted cash flow and other financial and tariff models, and ability to develop effective graphic presentations of resulting data; strong understanding of energy project development fundamentals; extended knowledge of gas-to power value chain commercial relationships and gas and power sector issues, particularly in emerging economies; and eight years’ professional experience including five years in project structuring and financing, including negotiations with developers, investors and lenders.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead Nexant/PATRP financial modeling activity and respond to needs expressed by ministries, government agencies and parastatal companies in the financial aspects of the development of SSA country energy sectors and projects
Develop project and energy sector-wide financial, tariff and accounting models; and review the accuracy of data inputs in existing financial models to determine the financial and commercial viability of projects and the financial soundness of country energy sectors.
Run sensitivity analyses of variables, review historical financial results and assumptions about the future performance of projects, calculate and evaluate various ratio analyses and other operational performance metrics of projects.
Collect and compare project data, evaluate the commercial implications of various forms of project financing structures, key elements of the project structure and costs, evaluate the anticipated project financing plan and security package.
Ensure that the results of analyses using models are communicated to decision makers in a simple and logical way allowing immediate understanding.
Work closely with a team of senior professionals on advising clients on the commercial and technical due diligence of projects and coordinate across multiple projects to review model inputs in conjunction with internal due diligence.
Build line-item budgets for project proposals and provide narratives on the methodology used to estimate project costs and work allocation.
Participate in negotiations between the governments, developers, investors and lenders on project finance issues
Frequent trips of 1 to 3 weeks to Sub-Saharan Africa
Academic background in Finance, Business, Economics or related field; Engineering, or other rigorously quantitative field with business or finance experience also suitable.
A minimum of eight years of energy or infrastructure industry experience, or limited recourse project finance modeling experience, with a minimum of five years in project structuring and financing, including negotiations with developers, investors and lenders.
A strong understanding of the financing mechanisms and the role of development finance institutions (DFIs), export credit agencies (ECA) and risk guarantee instruments to investments in the energy sector in emerging economies.
Ability to team work in a fast-paced environment; interaction at ministry Directorate level; to clear and concise written and oral communication and to high execution standards.
Strong preference for candidates with certification in Financial Analysis.
Nexant is a globally recognized software, consulting and services leader that provides innovative solutions to utilities, energy enterprises, chemical companies and government entities worldwide. Founded in Protected content headquartered in San Francisco, Nexant and its Protected content work from 32 global offices providing deep technical expertise and regional knowledge to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce costs and achieve superior business results.
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