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Financial Modeling Analyst, NatureVest (based on Arlington, VA or New York, NY)

Financial Modeling Analyst, NatureVest (based on Arlington, VA or New York, NY)

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The Analyst will support NatureVest (and potentially other TNC teams) with financial modeling and related analysis in connection with business development, internal approvals, financing processes, and post-close monitoring. The position requires building financial models that assess the likelihood of debt repayment/recovery of investment in the context of (a) sovereign refinancings and new issuances, (b) project financings, and (c) private equity funds and facilities. The Analyst will be expected to build models in accordance with best industry practices, audit/edit third-party models, run scenario and sensitivity analyses, maintain and optimize models through financial close and during operations, summarize the results of modeling and other quantitative analysis in presentations and memoranda, and periodically present to senior management and external audiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Build, audit, edit, maintain and optimize financial models in Excel following best practices (clearly identified/documented assumptions, consistent/transparent formulas, fully dynamic calculations, solid mathematical logic, appropriate accounting treatment, consistent formatting/labeling, etc.).
  • Conduct sensitivity/scenario analyses and probabilistic simulations to assess the likelihood of debt repayment/investment recovery.
  • Summarize the results of the analysis in clear and succinct documents. Help draft internal approval documentation (e.g., credit committee/board memoranda). Periodically present to senior management and external partners.
  • Help draft presentations, memoranda, project summaries to communicate lending/investment opportunities to governments, lenders, rating agencies, equity investors, or other third parties.
  • Liaise with internal and external experts in conservation, tax/accounting, legal, and model auditing to develop/refine model parameters/assumptions.
  • Work on several projects simultaneously, likely at different stages of development (initial scoping, business development, due diligence, closing, etc.). Adhere to agreed deadlines and communicate proactively. 
  • Perform additional job-related duties as needed.
  • Limited travel (less than 10% of the time) may be required. Work from home/office flexibility.
  • Immediate learning/career development opportunities through work with senior team members, other Conservancy staff and TNC training programs.
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