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Director of FP&A

Leeward Management
Dallas, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position: Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Department: Finance

Location: Company Headquarters - Dallas, TX

Websites: www.Leewardenergy.com

Status: Exempt

Company Overview:

Leeward Renewable Energy (Leeward, LRE or the Company) is a high-growth renewable energy asset owner, operator and development company headquartered in Dallas Texas. Leeward currently owns and operates a portfolio of 24 renewable energy facilities across nine states, totaling more than 2,300 MW of installed capacity and is actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S., with ~20 GW of projects under development spanning over 100 projects. With projects currently under construction and soon to commence construction, we expect to commercialize over 1,000 MW of renewable energy projects by the end of 2023.

Leeward is a portfolio company of OMERS, an experienced global infrastructure investor and one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans with over C$121 billion in assets. OMERS has a track record of investing in great companies and growing them into industry leaders built for success. OMERS Infrastructure’s acquisition of LRE in 2018 established Leeward strategically as the fund’s large scale renewable energy investment platform in the rapidly expanding U.S. marketplace with strong organic growth and opportunities for continued strategic expansion. OMERS has the long-term commitment, experience, capital to necessary to support Leeward’s near-term organic growth and long-term value creation (See https://www.omersinfrastructure.com/investments/).

Culture and Core Values: We are passionate renewable energy advocates, that take great pride in responsible development and the safe operation of our projects. We are focused on building sustainable solutions for clean, renewable energy, and we remain dedicated to empowering communities through energy independence, creating rewarding career opportunities, and lasting partnerships. How we do what we do matters, and we strive to ensure our actions align with our core values:

  • Acting with Integrity,
  • Empowering Our People,
  • Purposeful Collaboration,
  • Sustainability in All We Do,
  • Safety & Health of Our Teams,
  • Diversity in Action,
  • Celebrate and Have Fun!

Position Summary:

The Director of Financial Planning & Analysis will manage all aspects of FP&A while reporting to the CFO and interacting directly with the Leeward’s leadership team to further develop and support our planning and reporting efforts. In conjunction with the CFO the FP&A leader will also be expected to support and participate in board level discussions, investor presentations, rating agency engagement and interact with OMER’s principals regarding FP&A matters.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced FP&A professional and a hands-on leader that can take on immediate responsibilities in overseeing the development of the annual budget and multi-year forecast while working closely with the CFO to build out functional capabilities for enhanced performance reporting, strategic planning and corporate development support, project investment evaluation capabilities, and refined capital and liquidity forecasting of the FP&A organization. The candidate will be directly involved in the ongoing evaluation of personnel, processes, and technology necessary to build a sophisticated and scalable FP&A organization that efficiently and effectively supports LRE’s core operations, continued growth and needs of internal and external stakeholders. The candidate will be capable of developing existing professional staff as well as anticipating the need for, identifying and attracting skilled personnel. This role is positioned well for further professional growth and leadership development.

Essential Functions and Capabilities:

  • Build and maintain a direct link between FP&A and accounting to facilitate accurate and timely reporting.
  • Maintain long-term planning and valuation model for entire business.
  • Improve process and systems usage for budgeting and forecasting across all aspects of business (experience with Microsoft D365 is a plus)
  • Support other functional groups with ad hoc analysis and complex modeling.
  • Assists with deal structuring and closing activities.
  • Performs due diligence on modeling inputs/assumptions.
  • Hire and manage FP&A professionals focused on budgeting, forecasting, and reporting for our operating fleet, development activities, and our corporate functions.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the LRE’s project companies, core businesses activities, strategies and financial results and projections
  • Is able to communicate regarding these topics clearly and accurately, consistent with GAAP and aligned with financial disclosure requirements
  • Support company spokespersons to the financial community and to collaborate with a wide range of internal parties, including senior leadership, project finance and financial reporting and Treasury functions.
  • Monitors, analyzes and advises senior management on the company’s financial and business performance, credit metrics, capital structure, liquidity, valuation and other key factors.
  • Interact with our leadership team and Board of Directors on key metrics and updates to the operating plan.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related academic field, (MBA, CFA, CPA or other professional certifications preferred)
  • Ten (10) or more years of extensive experience in financial valuation/modeling is required; Preferably in renewable/power sector.
  • Acceptable knowledge of project financing is required.
  • Working knowledge of accounting is required.
  • Market research capability/experience is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with conventional/renewable energy is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of MACRO/VBA is preferable.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and experience in managing others with an ability to help create a constructive and collaborative team environment.
  • Strong analytical, attention to detail, multitasking and problem resolution skills while maintaining the ability to see “the bigger picture”.
  • Self-starter with effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Physical Demands:
  • Position will require sitting for long periods of time as well as occasionally lifting up to twenty-pound boxes.

Leeward Management Services, LLC is committed to employing a diverse workforce, and provides equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Leeward Management

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Dallas, TX
75206 USA

Industry

Finance and Insurance