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Finance Manager

  • Location:

    East Coast

  • Sector:

    Wind

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    $140,000.00 - $240,000.00

  • Contact:

    Oliver Buck

  • Contact email:

    oliver.buck@wearero.com

  • Contact phone:

    713 609 9066

  • Job ref:

    34284

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Duration:

    366

  • Expiry date:

    2022-02-16

  • Startdate:

    19/10/2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Finance Director, under the supervision of the shareholdersappointees, will lead discussions with financial institutions to find the best financing solutions for delivering offshore wind projects. You will lead the contracting, procurement, and supply chain engagement including procurement strategy and negotiations with potential contractors and the selection processes. As an officer of, the Finance Director will provide clear recommendations to the Project Director and board of directors on managing complex financing and procurement issues. This role requires thoughtful coordination and cooperation with the other senior member.

Main accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership and guidance in understanding offshore wind supply finance markets and lead negotiations of contracts and strategic decisions regarding relationships with lenders and support of other areas
  • Work closely with project partners and lead the development team to identify, analyze, and execute the optimum project finance solution for the project by meeting deadlines and supporting the internal approval processes for PPA bidding and eventually FID and financial close
  • Provide leadership and guidance in understanding the offshore wind supply chain markets and lead negotiations of contracts and strategic decisions regarding relationships with suppliers in support of other areas
  • Develop contracting strategies and processes for tendering requests for proposals (RFPs), overseeing the commercial assessment of vendor proposals, and negotiating contracts that result in the best value possible.
  • Lead the development and execution of the tax equity strategy is in the best possible position to receive federal tax credits
  • Responsible for the project planning and controls function including:
    • Oversee the budgets (ie. results, cash flow analysis, etc), monitor follow-ups, manage the budget consolidation process, analyze deviations and coordinate the information between departments to provide the information needed to make financial projections for the project, and track business plans to support decision making
    • Approve expenses and contracts, analyze budget conformity, and guarantee business rationality
    • Manage cash and ensure detailed reporting and management of project treasury forecasts to support sponsor cashflow needs
    • Create monthly management accounts and explanatory information to project sponsors and ensure financial position is reported to project Board
  • Responsible for accounting, tax, and insurance matters including:
    • Create annual financial statements and meet with auditors to ensure compliance to appropriate accounting standards
    • Ensure accounts are submitted to the appropriate regulatory body on time
    • Ensure the tax compliance, to ensure all tax returns are submitted on time including Corporation Tax and VAT
    • Create and implement a project insurance strategy
  • Responsible for team management, performance management, and people development of all financial staff
  • Communicate information continuously and effectively to cross-functional teams
  • As a member of the project Executive Committee, you will be responsible for making decisions delegated by board of directors
  • Other duties as assigned

Direct reports: Up to 5. Additional reports are expected as project matures.

Travel: Up to 50%

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the energy sector preferred. Experience in the offshore wind or renewables industry is highly desirable.
  • Experience managing a finance department, ideally within the offshore wind industry
  • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products preferred.
  • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred

Behavioral requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work cooperatively with regulatory agencies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including first-rate drafting and editing abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to lead personnel from diverse groups working toward a common objective or project
  • Very strong collaboration and interpersonal skills with a customer-oriented focus
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and successfully complete them within specified timeframes
  • Strong commitment and proven leadership skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and make rational decisions, even when under pressure
  • Ability to build a high performing and motivated team
  • Outstanding communication, diplomatic, networking, influencing, and conflict solving skills
  • Ability to take initiative and highly results oriented
  • Strategic and forward thinking
  • Strong sense of values and ethics as well as confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary