Project Finance Assistant Manager – Johannesburg

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Description

An opportunity has become available in the Project Finance Division of Mazars; an international professional services firm to provide support growing our Project Finance/PPP offering primarily across the Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications and transport sectors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide assistance with the initiation of engagement process.
Perform and produce initial draft business plans and information memorandums.
Perform and prepare bankability feasibility studies/business cases for infrastructure projects, including PPP transactions draft reports (including changes after reviews and client feedback).
Assist in performing transaction advisory services.
Assist with the preparation of financial models.
Viability studies and capital investment appraisals.
Assistance with preparing bankable feasibility study reports.
Manage individual productivity.

Minimum Requirements
Key Competencies

Knowledge of project finance documentation and basic understanding of taking projects to financial close
Willing to travel within Africa on engagements
Result-oriented approach with hands-on execution capability
Initiative-taker with strong self-motivation and a proven capacity to work in a newly established and growing team
Demonstrate the ability to leverage business development competence
Good presentation skills and an ability to assert ideas and influence others, to gain support and commitment
Analytical ability and good financial modelling skills, capable of assessing and building sophisticated “project finance” financial models
Ability to build and maintain client relationships
Solving problems using a combination of intuition and analytics and ability to make sound professionally researched recommendations to clients
Effective use of MS Excel, MS Word ā€™ MS PowerPoint
Ability to deal with clients including CEOs daily
Good communicator with a sound grasp of English
Dedicated and committed – will need to work long hours at times to meet deadlines
Good report writing skills; and
Good people skills
Entrepreneurial mind-set and analytical thinker

Candidate skills:

Undergraduate / Postgraduate studies in Finance/Engineering /Investment Analysis
CFA is an added advantage
Minimum 2 yearsā€™ experience in Project Finance