Wednesday, September 1, 2010

IT Business Systems Analyst - Indianapolis Utility

Supports Business Developers in assessment of project opportunities and supports closure of projects. Develops financial presentation content and participates in client presentations. Supports project specific finance activities including: third party financing, concession/lease structures, equity financing, and support to customers in structuring tax exempt or other financing vehicles. Direct interface with banking relationships. Participates in M&A activities. Position reports to the VP of Business Development Finance.

Main Functions:
- Implement and maintain a standard utility rate and debt financial model to utilize in financial PPP analysis with capability to modify as required for various variables on a project by project basis.

- Supports business development projects, and provides input to strategies to grow the organization's business and market share

- Analysis of municipal customers rates and finances
- Works with business developers to structure project strategies and approaches
- Provide analysis of potential solutions within a PPP structure
- Participates in proposal preparation, pricing and presentations to customers
- Model financing and cost saving alternatives
- Interprets customer requirements and determines which products best meet those requirements.
- Works with third banking, governmental and debt market institutions and advisors:
- To structure winning financing solutions.
- Analyze financial products
- Review of grants and state revolving loan fund options
- Financial support for acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances in both municipal and indeustrial markets including interface with investment bankers and private equity providers

- Support Senior Municipal Financial Analyst with on-going traditional PPP new projects, expansions and renewals with analysis and financial support.

Additional Function:
- Participation in strategies to sustain and grow market share for the company's core services
- Keeps abreast of new products, specifications, and industry trends, competitor strengths and weaknesses and communicates new information to colleagues. Attends selected financing industry sponsored trade shows and seminars.
- Communicates potential opportunities to business developers.

Participation in development of new sources and relationships for equity and financing to facilitate current and future needs and initiatives

-Candidate must be willing and able to travel up to 30%, but varies widely. Travel includes overnight depending on business necessity.
-Bachelor's degree required, MBA or other finance-related advanced degree or certification preferred.
-Excellent financial modeling and analytical skills required.
-Ability to translate complex financial transactions and concepts to non-finance team members and prospective customers, and support presentations and proposals.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Ability to work in multi-functional teams
-Public Debt/Municipal finance experience and knowledge, and/or project finance experience required as it relates to financial modeling and understanding of terms for model purposes, and strategic brainstorming of alternatives.
-Utility rate making and projection understanding to support analysis of alternative structures and Public-Private-Partnership ("PPP") solutions
-Proficiency with various models of public-private-partnerships involving financing is preferred, including: concessions, DBFO/BOT, leases, municipal corporations, tax-exempt project finance and others.
-Typically has at least five years progressive finance/analytical experience with a proven track record and demonstrated aptitude with complex business transactions, and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
- Acquires in reasonable time: in depth knowledge of company's service offering, inter-relationship with other divisions in the company, knowledge of markets, current market share within market, competition and strategy to secure competitors business.
-Demonstrates effective project planning and organizational skills and effective use of time and resources to accomplish work and ability to meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test.

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