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Corporate Finance Manager

Closing: Apr 9, 2024

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Published: Mar 26, 2024 (24 days ago)

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Summary

The role is responsible for the end-to-end fundraising efforts across all segments of the balance sheet including equity, corporate debt, structured finance, and working capital finance. You will be charged with managing our existing lender and investor base. You will also be charged with broadening our investor base by developing strong relationships with the venture capital, private equity, banks and developmental institutions. The goal of the role is to fund the company effectively (ensure liquidity to meet growth ambitions with low cost and flexible capital) and drive innovative financial outcomes. In addition, ensure compliance with funding contracts, compliance reporting, and financial analytics.

Requirements:

  • MBA qualification in Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 7 years’ experience in Financial services in top tier investment banking environment, preferable in corporate finance or capital markets areas (DCM or ECM).
  • Experience working on the African continent.
  • Experience in capital and debt raising.
  • Capital Management.
  • Knowledge of reporting requirements for debt, capital and other financial instruments.
  • Advanced analytical, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly analytical, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including sound presentation skills.
  • Flexibility in resolving issues and addressing changing priorities.
  • Ability to develop strong internal and external relationships.
  • Financial analysis skills and strategic thinking.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated.


Responsibilities

Summary

The role is responsible for the end-to-end fundraising efforts across all segments of the balance sheet including equity, corporate debt, structured finance, and working capital finance. You will be charged with managing our existing lender and investor base. You will also be charged with broadening our investor base by developing strong relationships with the venture capital, private equity, banks and developmental institutions. The goal of the role is to fund the company effectively (ensure liquidity to meet growth ambitions with low cost and flexible capital) and drive innovative financial outcomes. In addition, ensure compliance with funding contracts, compliance reporting, and financial analytics.

Requirements:

  • MBA qualification in Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 7 years’ experience in Financial services in top tier investment banking environment, preferable in corporate finance or capital markets areas (DCM or ECM).
  • Experience working on the African continent.
  • Experience in capital and debt raising.
  • Capital Management.
  • Knowledge of reporting requirements for debt, capital and other financial instruments.
  • Advanced analytical, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly analytical, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including sound presentation skills.
  • Flexibility in resolving issues and addressing changing priorities.
  • Ability to develop strong internal and external relationships.
  • Financial analysis skills and strategic thinking.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated.


  • Participate in setting the d. light financing strategy and objectives.
  • Accountable for corporate fundraising processes, both equity and debt, work with operational teams to plan and execute major initiatives.
  • Meet capital needs of business through effective raising of debt, equity etc.
  • Proactively identify sources of capital and funding to support d.light’s strategic goals.
  • Optimize the balance structure, balancing risk, cost, and liquidity.
  • Direct, develop and revise financial policies for capital structure, dividends, working capital, treasury operations, foreign currency risk management, interest rate risk management, and insurance risk management.
  • Drive industry leading cost of capital, and flexible financial structures aligned with operational goals,
  • Build Financial partnerships by creating proposals, pitching presentations, and managing due diligence requests stemming from the company’s existing and prospective partners.
  • Manage contracting, registration, and compliance by ensuring that the company meets the requirements of all financing partnerships and identify and develop new partnerships.
  • Playing a leading role in coaching and developing his/her team.


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