Associate - Finance Advisory

Posted 21 February 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationCape Town
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
Contact NameCharles Matthews

Job description


Our client is a specialist financial advisory firm specializing in renewable energies and the energy transition. With 10 years of experience, the company now operates around the world through 10 offices with over 65 partners in total.

They advise their clients on strategic projects in equity transactions.

They have advised over 150 financial transactions to date which led to the development of more than 15 GW of renewable capacity, and have helped startups become cornerstone players of the energy transition around the world.


  • Commitment combined with a strong work ethic and a sense of initiative.

  • Strong financial analysis and accounting skills, proven financial modeling skills (Excel).

  • Excellent proficiency in financial modeling in Excel, including VBA coding.

  • Extensive knowledge of the energy sector and financing ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Extensive product knowledge across financing (and/or advisory) enabling one to master the transactional issues of an infrastructure project (financial, fiscal, legal, and/or technical)

  • Proven strong commercial skills and pragmatism in decision-making.

  • You are autonomous when you master your activity and can identify and isolate doubtful points and proactively mobilize the necessary resources to sort them out.

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • You are native or completely fluent in English, both spoken and written.

  • Being comfortable working in French could be a plus.

Duties and responsibilities:

Analysis and production activities:

  • Build/adjust financial models, either on Project Finance or M&A transactions.

  • Perform financial analysis.

  • Draft and review marketing materials (i.e., IM, teasers, etc)

Marketing activities:

  • Manage day-to-day interactions with lenders or investors.

  • Attend meetings and negotiations.

Company activities:

  • Carry out market research.

  • Draft and review client pitches.

  • Contribute to communications, marketing, or other material for the company.

  • Oversee the work of Junior Analysts on some tasks and participate in the training of Junior Analysts.

  • Participate in the development of the Cape Town office’s activities.

  • Participate actively in the office life of a young company that constantly seeks to improve the quality of its services.

The Benefits:

  • Several benefits