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Solar Finance Director

Albany, NY
The Finance Manager is responsible for corporate finance for large-scale solar projects.
  • coordinating and performing research and analysis including new states/markets and new business models
  • financial modelling and valuations
  • transaction management and completion of
  • project/corporate acquisitions and disposals
  • due diligence
  • financial structuring including tax equity, construction finance and project finance
  • review of legal agreements and management of legal advisers
  • management of tax and accountants 
  • as well as special projects as requested by company leadership. 

.Management accounting
  • Responsible for financial systems of business including payment of invoices, bank transfers, managing external bookkeepers and accountants, payment of payroll
  • Internal reporting
  • Production of management accounts and annual reporting 
  • Tax structuring and reporting
Perform and effectively coordinate timely and accurate analysis of potential target projects and other internal and external business opportunities.
Develops memorandum and presentations that clearly communicate evaluation results, assumptions, and recommendations. 
Leads acquisition and investment due diligence initiatives with support from CEO/CFO.
Assists executive team in commercial operations in lending direct renewable commercial and technical experience to the full evaluation of investment opportunities. 
Provides support to business development as needed and as priorities dictate, including work on domestic renewable opportunities.
Provide assistance and oversight to project analysts and corporate lawyers and answer questions as they arise. 
Performs research and analysis for use in development of business strategies for emerging market and/or technology opportunities. 
Perform additional special projects, assignments and responsibilities as requested. 
Ensures timely and accurate preparation of in-depth initial analysis and periodic updates of potential target companies and other internal and external business opportunities.
 In addition to managing transactional deal flow, responsible for researching and developing business case(s) for emerging market opportunities
Responsible for assisting management with the development and maintenance of the renewable project pipeline, including the planning, scheduling and completion of internal and contracted work tasks needed to meet project 
Develop accurate budgets based on departmental and business unit plans; suggest ways to control expenditures within budgeted levels to support those plans.

Position Requirements
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or related field required. 
CFA and MBA, CPA, or comparable advanced degree strongly preferred.
Six or more years of related work, educational focus and/or financial market experience associated with business valuation, financial analysis, fixed income and/or equity research and analysis, financial modeling, strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, or similar business evaluation experience; energy or other utility or commodity industry experience strongly preferred.
Four or more years of power industry experience preferred; three of those years relating to wind, solar or other renewable technology project development. Preference will be given to candidates with direct solar and or wind industry or project management experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of fixed income, equity, corporate finance and other financial markets.
Highly effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to recognize patterns in data, information or events and to draw logical conclusions and make recommendations.
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
Advanced software skills to develop and use spreadsheets, documents, presentations and reports using various applications including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

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