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Job Type:Full-Time
Our client is a full-service project developer and a subsidiary of an international group, a leading company in renewable energy power production. They currently are recruiting for a Financial Analyst / Modeller to be based at their head office in the Cape Town CBD.


The Financial Analyst plays a key role in the evaluation of the economics of solutions being develop:

- the margins for the EPC,
- the tariff under a PPA,
- the returns for the funder in the cases of project or asset-based finance
- the LCOE and NPV for the electricity user/off-taker and
- the interaction between these returns.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in and aptitude for understanding the sensitivities of the models and the relationship between the returns and technical designs and commercial risks. The role reports into the CFO but also into the Heads of Project and Business Development.

Primary Responsibilities

- Optimise existing and/or build new financial models to model long-term financial returns from renewable energy projects
- At least one of the models will be based on Project Finance principles
- Provide support to the Business and Project Development teams by modelling projects being developed and assisting in optimising the returns for all parties
- Follow developments in the market for innovative funding models including but not limited to CPI versus JIBAR indexation, rolling facilities, all equity funding, concessionary funding etc
- Follow developments in the market for tax treatments, both in South Africa (12J, 12B etc) as well as in relation to neighbouring countries (withholding taxes) to ensure that all financial models are up to date and accurate

Qualifications, Experience

- Finance/Financial Analysis/Portfolio Management Degree
- CA/CFA/B.Com (Hons) or similar financial qualification preferred
- Proven ability to develop and run Excel-based financial models (including VBA development experience)
- Experience with REIPP or similar renewable energy modelling
- Project Finance modelling is a strong advantage
- Experience in a banking or investment management or corporate financial advisory environment strongly favoured
- 2 – 5 years’ experience is preferable

Desirable Attributes

- Self-starter/able to work independently
- Analytical thinker and problem solver
- Strong oral and written skills
- Ability to be interested in and up to speed on a wide range of key drivers is strongly favoured – economics of projects, regulatory environment, competitor landscape, technology innovation etc.
- Honesty and integrity
- Ability to interact with different stakeholders at all levels important
- Team player (collaborative)
- Outcome not input driven
- Ability to multi-task with strong organisational skills
- Ability to travel intermittently and stay overnight for one or more days is key

To apply or receive more information, please:

- apply online at or
- forward a comprehensive CV to with “Financial Analyst / Modeller” in the subject line.

Please note that this is a preferred employer with an exceptional working environment.

Job Reference #: CPT000608

Consultant Name: Ilana AuretPieters
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