Director, Infrastructure Finance Advisory

Posted 12 March by Mazars Ending soon
Job Purpose

Team Background

Mazars’ Global Infrastructure Finance team is made up of over 120 experienced professionals based in London, Sydney, New York, Delhi, Paris, Abidjan and Johannesburg. Following the 2016 acquisition of Corality, Mazars is one of the leading financial modelling (build and audit) firms in the infrastructure sector market, recognised by lenders and investors for the quality and integrity of its model-related services. The team is also a leading provider of training services in the infrastructure space, and is quickly building its reputation for delivering advisory and valuation services to major clients.

In relation to financial advisory work, in 2017 Mazars closed almost £400m transactions in the renewable energy, transport and social infrastructure sectors and has a significant pipeline of current and prospective deals. This deal list covers the following types of work across multiple geographies and sectors:

- M&A: buy side and sell side lead advisory

- Debt raising advisory

- Greenfield project advisory (including DFI work)

- Transaction support work

We now have an opportunity for a director to join the team in order to help build and develop this element of its business. The role will be focusing on winning new work, building trusted client relationships, leading EMEA transactions and helping to lead and develop the team. A strong transactional background will be essential, combined with the desire and entrepreneurial spirit to build up a business.

Job Role

Responsibility for growing and developing our Advisory business

The successful candidate will take a leading role in driving our Advisory business forward.

 Take responsibility for winning new business from a mix of existing and new clients

 Build deep and enduring relationships with clients, attracting repeat work in the process

 Help to develop our go-to-market strategy and choices over areas of market focus

 Enhance our presence and activity in specific sectors and markets (in line with the director’s areas of expertise), also helping to grow these areas of specialism across the team

Responsibility for delivery of Advisory engagements

The candidate will have the experience, knowledge and confidence required to lead transactions with very little supervision.

 Take the lead in running transaction processes, typically with a portfolio of assignments at any one time; build on our successful track record of getting transactions over the line.

 Manage bidders, lenders, vendors etc… depending on the process

 Take responsibility for the outputs being delivered by the team, ensuring appropriate oversight

 Ensure that projects are managed in accordance with Mazars’ quality and risk procedures.

 Ensure budget is set and managed, with appropriate financial management on the jobs.

Team leadership responsibility

The director post is an important leadership role within the Global Infrastructure Finance team

 Lead and develop the junior team of people focusing on advisory work: help individuals to achieve their potential through coaching, training and development; ongoing responsibility for recruitment and retention within the advisory team

 Build an internal network within Mazars, to maximise the value we bring to clients and opportunities for the firm as a whole

 Contribute to budget-setting and financial management within the advisory service line

 Promote sector knowledge and build a community of sector specialists across the GIF team in your area(s) of specialism.

Person Specification

1- Track record of executing a broad variety of infrastructure or energy deals, with at least 8 years of experience in a comparable organisation – this could be advisory experience, investment experience or lending experience.

2- Sector expertise in social infrastructure and/or transport, with a preference for candidates who have experience across multiple markets.

3- Detailed knowledge of project finance and the mindset of credit committees and investment committees.

4- Proven business development capabilities, including a strong existing network and track-record of building relationships and winning work.

5- Proven commercial and business judgement skills – note that production of a credible business plan will be an important element of the second stage of the recruitment process

Diversity and Inclusion at Mazars

At Mazars diversity and inclusion are central to our values. We also recognise that being a diverse and inclusive organisation makes us stronger as a business.

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diverse nature of our clients and communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. Mazars selects candidates based on skills, qualifications and experience.

We are open to having conversations about flexible working. Our client-facing professionals can often be required to travel regularly or may be based at client sites, but our approach to agile working can help achieve a lifestyle balance without compromising on client service.

We welcome applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers.

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About Mazars

Mazars is all about people – we believe that each individual makes a difference to the Mazars culture. As an international firm with strong European roots, we are a melting pot of different cultures and disciplines. Diversity is one of our main strengths.

We are an international, integrated, transparent and independent organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal, and advisory services. The Group has a presence in 77 countries and draws on the expertise of 17,000 professionals.

We all work within a culture of high support and high challenge at Mazars. We are not afraid to take on new and greater responsibilities. But we do this through encouragement – not pressure and competition.

Mazars LLP is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required

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