ENGIE Group is one of the leading energy providers in the world. The company develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-
carbon economy : access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources.
We are looking for talented and motivated people to create the future of energy. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity and help us meet the energy challenges of today and tomorrow.
The Junior AI&FA Financial Advisor will join the Acquisitions, Investments & Financial Advisory (AI&FA) department in Casablanca (Morocco) and will be responsible for the financial analysis, valuation, structuring and project financing activities in support of ENGIE’s operations in North Africa.
Although the main responsibility and focus is North Africa, flexibility is required to be able to support the work (as and when required) in other countries within Africa.
The Junior AI&FA reports to the Head of AI&FA North Africa.
Main Areas of Responsibility
The Junior Financial Advisor’s responsibilities include :
Perform economic and financial analysis of projects through modelling and valuation for project and financial advisory activities for development and equity transactions;
Develop adequate and efficient financial tools, identifying key financial indicators to be applied and monitored by the business development and used for investment decisions;
Support the senior members of the team on project structuring, financing activities, risk allocation;
Support of optimization of financial activities (financial risk, tax);
Prepare files for investment decision, including relevant sensitivity analysis. Establish projects’ impacts on financing and accounting at local and ENGIE Group level (where required with the support of relevant expertise centres and / or external consultants);
In collaboration with the tax department identify, analyze and implement potential tax optimizations;
Maintain market intelligence, screen opportunities, monitor and assess competitors’ approach to financing / funding projects;
Be responsible for non-project related AI&FA activities (e.g. annual impairment tests, lookbacks, etc);
Support in the definition or preparation of financing plans, selection of funding sources / institutions;
Support to other ENGIE North Africa departments (Business Development, Business Control etc.) on valuation and risk analysis activities;
The local and international banking and capital markets communities (debt and equity);
Accounting and tax advisers; and
Partners and customers
Colleagues of AI&FA departments in Africa
CFO and other finance related functions (including Corporate Finance team)
Degree / Experience
Graduate degree in economics, finance, business administration, engineering or similar equivalent education background;
Additional post-graduates such as Master in Finance, Business Administration or CFA equivalent is a plus;
Minimum of 2 years working experience among others with :
M&A in the power sector
Project advisory (simulation techniques for valuation, risk analysis, structuring and financing of companies and projects)
Financial modelling (including debt financing);
Experience in international project development within the Electricity sector is a plus.
Specific Knowledge / Skills
Strong analytical and quantitative skills (results-oriented but still looking at issues in a very detailed manner);
Strong knowledge of finance, accounting, tax and company structures;
Knowledge of valuation methodologies, financial models, business plans preparation, and simulation tools;
Ability to identify and present the key aspects, challenges and potential issues of a project;
Ability to work in a team and in multi-cultural environments;
Ability to work on different projects simultaneously;
Ability to respond positively to pressure and tight deadlines;
Good negotiation skills and interpersonal skills
Strong team spirit;
Good knowledge of Excel, especially financial models (VBA is a plus), Word and Power Point.
Languages : fluent French and English.
Location / Travel
The position is based in Casablanca (Morocco). Punctual travel to other countries in North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia) and outside the African region possible.