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Senior Financial Analyst (New Zealand)

Location

This is a full-time position based at one of our offices in New Zealand (either Auckland or Wellington).

Position

A unique opportunity to apply your financial analysis and modelling skills beyond New Zealand. Would you like to help solve the world’s most complex infrastructure and resource challenges? Challenges such as:

  • Assessing the financial and economic viability of low-carbon technologies in energy and transportation
  • Developing financial and regulatory structures to enable solar-powered mini-grids to provide electricity to people in rural areas, affordably and sustainably
  • Designing tariff structures that meet a water or energy utility’s goal of cost recovery, efficiency, affordability, and simplicity

Would you like to test your skills in a variety of project settings?

  • Projects in a range of developed and developing countries overseas, as well as in New Zealand
  • Large-scale international projects involving multiple economies, as well as small-scale projects that help specific communities
  • Branching out from your existing financial analysis skillset to learn about microeconomics and public policy on the job
  • Getting direct exposure to present and discuss your insights with clients

Do you have a sound understanding of corporate finance principles and experience applying them to evaluate potential projects or transactions? Have you made progress towards a CFA qualification? Can you communicate your results in clear, compelling language? Do you share Castalia’s core values of Competence, Creativity, Consistency, Conscientiousness, Commitment, and Collaboration? If so, Castalia wants you on our New Zealand team. We have an exciting position based in either our Wellington or Auckland office for a Senior Financial Analyst who shares our passion: thinking for a better world.

Who we’re looking for

Required

  • A degree in Finance, Economics, or Applied Mathematics
  • Demonstrated progress towards a CFA qualification
  • Strong grasp of corporate finance, or project finance and how to apply it to projects
  • At least two years of relevant experience and demonstrated ability to build financial models to evaluate potential projects or transactions (financial evaluation, planning, and simulation models which report all three financial statements—Income and Expenditure, Balance sheet and Cash Flow Statement—and support investment decision making)
  • Knowledge of at least one of these sectors
    • Energy
    • Water and sanitation
    • Transportation
    • Telecommunications
    • Natural resources
  • Able to pick up concepts and frameworks and apply them in a creative way
  • Able to innovate, think laterally, and solve complex problems
  • Native-level fluency in English, including the ability to synthesize complex issues clearly and concisely in written and spoken English
  • Proficient skills in the Microsoft suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Willing to travel internationally once COVID-19 restrictions allow
  • Work authorization in New Zealand.

Preferred

  • Graduate degree (MA, MS, and/or MBA) in Economics or Finance
  • Additional degree in a related field, including Law, or Engineering
  • Strong grasp of microeconomics
  • Knowledge of:
    • How to structure public-private partnerships (PPPs)
    • Utility economics
  • Previous professional experience with a relevant organization such as a(n):
    • Consulting or investment firm
    • Ministry of Finance, Economy or Planning
    • Utility Regulator
    • International financial institution
  • Proficiency in other languages, in particular:
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • Bahasa Indonesia
    • Russian
    • Arabic
  • Expert skills in Microsoft Excel.

How to apply

If you’re interested in this position, please click the button below to fill out and submit your application form to us.

Only fully completed applications can be submitted. You will need the following information and documents ready:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Two professional references
  • Writing sample
  • Transcripts

Have a question?

Please let us know and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

    How to apply

    If you’re interested in this position, please click the button below to fill out and submit your application form to us.

    Only fully completed applications can be submitted. You will need the following information and documents ready:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume/CV
    • Two professional references
    • Writing sample
    • Transcripts

    Applications close: 19 November 2021

    We expect to inform successful candidates on 20 December 2021 for a start date of 31 January 2022.

    Start date in October 2021 is also available.

    Have a question?

    Please let us know and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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      WASHINGTON, DC
      +1 (202) 466-6790
      1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
      United States of America

      SYDNEY
      +61 (2) 9231 6862
      Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
      Australia

      AUCKLAND
      +64 (4) 913 2800
      74D France Street, Newton South
      New Zealand

      WELLINGTON
      +64 (4) 913 2800
      Level 2, 88 The Terrace
      New Zealand

      PARIS
      +33 (1) 73 44 26 97
      6 Rue Duret
      France

      BOGOTÁ
      +57 (1) 508 5794
      Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
      Colombia

      Thinking for a better world.

      Castalia-logo-negative-2col
      PROJECTS        NEWS        BLOG        CONTACT
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