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Economic and Financial Analyst or Senior Analyst

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

Do you want to apply cutting-edge economics, finance, and policy skills to the big problems facing New Zealand and the world? Can you marshall evidence and logic to 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 New Zealand, but also in developed and developing countries overseas
  • Large-scale international projects involving multiple economies, as well as small-scale projects that help specific communities
  • Getting direct exposure to present and discuss your insights with clients

Can you communicate 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 an Economic and Financial Analyst or Senior Analyst who shares our passion: thinking for a better world.

Who we’re looking for

Required

Analyst and Senior Analyst Position

  • A degree in Finance, Economics, or Applied Mathematics
  • At least one year of relevant experience and demonstrated ability to build microeconomic or financial models (financial planning and simulation models which report all three financial statements – Income and Expenditure, Balance sheet and Cash Flow Statement)
  • 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
  • Work authorization in New Zealand

Senior Analyst Positions Only

  • Strong grasp of microeconomics, or corporate finance
  • At least three years of relevant experience and demonstrated ability to build microeconomic or financial models (financial planning and simulation models which report all three financial statements – Income and Expenditure, Balance sheet and Cash Flow Statement)
  • Knowledge of at least one of these sectors
    • Energy
    • Water and sanitation
    • Transportation
    • Telecommunications
    • Natural resources

Preferred

  • Knowledge of corporate finance or project finance
  • Demonstrated progress towards a CFA qualification
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience in any of the following sectors:
    • Energy
    • Water and sanitation
    • Transportation
    • Telecommunication
    • Natural resources
  • 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

Remuneration and Benefits

Remuneration will be negotiated dependent on skills and experience.

Castalia offers competitive benefits including flexible working arrangements, extra time off, and ongoing professional training and development.

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: 6 May 2022

    We expect to inform successful candidates on 30 May 2022, for a start date of 11 July 2022.

    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.

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      PROJECTS        NEWS        BLOG        CONTACT
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