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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – Software, SaaS, Technology (SYDNEY)

Our client, an Australian owned software firm is looking for an experienced “growth oriented” CFO to partner with the CEO and continue the expansion of the business both domestically and internationally. In addition to the “traditional” CFO duties; Financial Reporting, Board Reporting, Financial Planning, Risk Management etc you will also be heavily involved in the Corporate Strategy / Development, Investor Relations, Board presentations and regulatory relationships.

The right candidate will have 15 to 20 years of experience gained in progressive finance, accounting and corporate development roles in the software and/or SaaS industry along with a strong handle on both the finance and operations functions within a B2B software business. You will have worked within a blue-chip listed business and possess previous experience operating in a CFO capacity, leading high performance lean teams with ‘best in class’ processes, systems and procedures. A proven ability to lead, build a business and team will also be well regarded.

You will be a Chartered Accountant with related qualifications in accounting, commerce, business or similar. Also essential is a passion for detail and the ability to be at ease presenting to a sophisticated board and investors. While the business has been established for several years and has progressed well, it is still in a phase of growth, and the successful candidate will need to be very comfortable operating in a start-up environment in this strategic yet very hands-on role.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

Contact

Adam Taylor-Campbell

02 9235 9404

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – Software, SaaS, Technology. (SYDNEY)
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Associate Director/Director (multiple hires) – Corporate Development

  • Exciting opportunity to work with the founders of a platform with a unique proposition
  • Be an integral part of a rapidly growing business
  • Develop, build & manage a global energy and technology infrastructure portfolio

My client is a high growth data centre and infrastructure business focused on the intersection of energy and technology. Need for data centre assets are forecasted to grow into the future due to advances in computational power and cloud computing and this company is able to secure some of the most efficient and cost-effective sites globally due to the focus on energy costs and utilising localised overcapacity in clean energy generation/renewables. They are also able to monetise these sites immediately via its own competitive bitcoin mining operations with a high profit margin; with the future use of these sites being various. This company is continuing its growth through multiple capital raises, new data centre sites and hiring additional staff. This is a unique opportunity to join a high quality, motivated and ambitious team.

With this in mind, they are seeking to hire high performing individuals that can work with its senior leadership team across the key functions of the company – e.g.: Finding leads of low cost energy sources globally, researching local energy market information related to regulation and pricing which may affect viability of a site; interface with and network within global energy companies to assess opportunities for data centre site locations and to negotiate globally competitive energy prices; project management of data centre installation (via 3rd party delivery); assisting capital raising initiatives via investor interface and financing structures, diligence facilitation, information gathering; Global travel will be a requirement.

The successful candidate(s) will likely have gained ~6-15 years’ experience within investment banking, corporate finance or general investing experience and bring a familiarity around deal management and ‘ownership’. The sector experience will likely be energy, renewables, infrastructure with a focus on greenfield development and sponsor experience. You may display a genuine interest in bitcoin and technology, an entrepreneurial flair and be comfortable with international travel and mobility. This individual will have competitive alignment to successful outcomes of the business.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

Contact

Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Associate Director/Director (multiple hires) – Corporate Development
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Associate, Corporate Finance (ASX-listed Infrastructure Manager)

  • Opportunity to work with a listed, market leading business
  • Oversee an impressive existing portfolio and new investment opportunities
  • Sydney based role with potential overseas mobility

Our client is a top tier developer and operator of transport & infrastructure assets globally. As a market leader, they boast an enviable pipeline of new developments and potential investments in Australia and abroad. To support this growth in pipeline, their Corporate Finance team is looking to hire an Associate to join their team in Sydney.

The Corporate Finance team has ownership of the business’s corporate financial model and the financial models that underpin their assets and also has responsibility for driving the valuation and analysis of potential investment opportunities and other corporate activities. The Associate will play a key role in this team and will have responsibility for:

• Development & maintenance of existing and new asset and corporate financial models
• Management of financial models in support of new projects, investments and strategic initiatives
• Work with the broader corporate finance team in structuring, financing and refinancing transactions
• Preparation of valuation materials in regards to current assets and new investments
• Provide strategic and commercial decision-support to help manage, execute and implement business critical projects and opportunities

The ideal candidate will have approximately 2-5 years’ experience in a financial modelling focused role with the likely background of applicants being from Deals/Business modelling or Valuations, M&A, PPP Advisory, Infrastructure advisory, project finance or other relevant corporate finance skill set. You will also be able to demonstrate considerable commercial acumen & interpersonal skills, including the ability to present clearly & succinctly on commercial and investment-related information.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

Contact

Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Associate, Corporate Finance (ASX-listed Infrastructure Manager)
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Finance Manager/Financial Controller – Renewable Energy Investor

• Initial 12-month contract with a mandate to take ownership of and drive improvements in the finance function
• Value add role with an active renewables investor with significant portfolio of assets in Australia
• Highly visible role working with the CEO, Investment team & Asset Managers

My client is a highly active renewable energy investor with a unique, market leading investment strategy. They invest in and manage a substantial portfolio of renewable energy assets and form a unique part of an international fund manager.

They are currently looking to hire an experienced Finance Manager/Financial Controller to take ownership of the day to day running of the finance function, with an emphasis on financing arrangements (in regards to their assets), hedge accounting and internal financial & management reporting processes.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Deliver timely, accurate & value-add financial reporting to the group locally and international investors
• Drive process improvement of internal reporting function, particularly as it relates to the Group’s assets & performance and internal valuation model
• Monitoring of the Group’s financing arrangements as it relates to the existing portfolio and any new investments made
• Oversight of hedge accounting particularly in relation to swaps related to electricity & LGC sales
• Work closely with the Investment Team and Asset Managers in relation to forecasting performance, structuring and interfacing with external stakeholders
• Transactional accounting support as and when required

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Finance Manager/Controller with proven technical knowledge and a track record in driving improvements in and building out the capability of the accounting function within a firm. You will be commercially astute and have the verbal and written communication skills needed to work with senior leaders and investors. Previous exposure to renewables, or a relevant sector in energy, infrastructure, mining or construction, will be highly regarded.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

Contact

Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Finance Manager/Financial Controller – Renewable Energy Investor
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Chief Operating Officer

  • Social Conscience?
  • Align Yourself to an Exceptional Sustainable Investment Fund
  • Melbourne Based

Our client is a highly successful investment firm focused on sustainable infrastructure investments and have been operating for more than 10 years. With continued growth and interest in the fund and their investment sphere, they are now looking to appoint a senior executive to their team in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

You will be managing a small corporate team of four staff and be responsible for all day to day management decisions to ensure that systems, processes and internal controls are in place to support the timely delivery of corporate and fund information to the wider business and its investors. You will also encourage collaboration across business units and provide relevant information to assist in operating the Funds Management business and the management of the corporate entities and provide necessary information to assist with successful business planning and business development.

Other responsibilities will include: corporate accounting; Board management and reporting; AFSL management and reporting; statutory reporting; supporting Executive team with Investor Relations and relevant reporting; supporting Executive team with Portfolio Management of Funds; transaction structuring support;  custody and corporate project management.

Key attributes for the successful candidates will include:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in managerial positions with operational or finance functions within the funds management industry.
  • Strong accounting knowledge; the ability to understand and interpret financial statements and accounts. Strong financial planning/budgeting experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to communicate with senior management, employees, clients and unitholders.
  • A genuine desire to manage, lead and motivate people and small teams.
  • Effective negotiation, influencing and conflict resolution skills.
  • Tertiary qualified in a finance, accounting or commerce discipline
  • CA qualifications highly regarded.
  • Importantly, a “roll up your sleeves” attitude which is essential in a small, boutique environment

This is an exceptional opportunity for a finance and operations professional to take the next step in their career within a tight knit, cohesive and successful investment management team.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.
Initial enquiries in strictest confidence to Michael Lee below

Contact

Michael Lee

03 9653 8620

Chief Operating Officer
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Senior Manager – Responsible Investment

  • $154,534 – $181,496 including superannuation

State Super operates on behalf of the NSW Government and associated employers, to invest, support and administer defined benefit and defined contribution superannuation schemes worth approximately $42 billion.
A vacancy exists for a suitable experienced Senior Manager – Responsible Investment to help shape the thinking and design of State Super’s Responsible Investment Policy, oversee its effective implementation and integration into investment decision-making and management processes.

Externally, this dynamic role champions State Super’s Responsible Investment proposition with members and key stakeholders and leverages relationships with member organisations to role model beliefs and foster behavioural change in the industry.

Key to success in this role requires both a sound knowledge of Responsible Investment/ESG as well as relevant experience in investments or a similar environment, ESG/Responsible Investment consulting or equities research.
In exchange, State Super offers a competitive remuneration package, flexible working conditions and exceptional learning opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment.

For further information, please call Mischa Bennett on 02 9235 9430. Alternatively, to apply, please submit a copy of your application, including a resume and cover letter, before the closing date.

Closing Date: Monday, 23 September 2019

State Super is proud to be an Inclusive Employer.

Applicants seeking employment with State Super must be permanent residents or Australian citizens and will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

Contact

Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Senior Manager – Responsible Investment
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Head of Investor Relations – Venture Capital

The fund manager is an established Venture Capital firm focused on early-stage technology investment. The firm is currently investing their second fund, with 17 companies in the portfolio and four exits. With current performance from the existing portfolio pointing to top-quartile performance, the manager will shortly raise a third fund (and future funds) focused on the institutional channel (mainly pension/superannuation fund client base) and additional capital from an existing sophisticated investor base.

The partners have technology company founding experience, and a long track record within technology investment across funds management and blue-chip corporates, whilst the Board and Advisory Board comprises industry-leading funds management executives.

This firm values diversity and inclusion, long term decision making and collective success, and is committed to becoming a top quartile VC globally and backing revolutionary technology companies.

The Head of Investor Relations will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Partners and the Board to establish, grow and maintain relationships within corporate & public superannuation funds; sovereign wealth funds; foundations & endowments; insurers; financial institutions; private banks and financial intermediaries (e.g. financial advisors, accountants and brokers);
  • Product & marketing material preparation and delivery, involvement in LP events and representation of the firm more broadly;
  • Perform and prepare competitor analysis on trends relating to VC more broadly;
  • Internal & external stakeholder reporting;
  • The target candidate will have strong relationships with local institutional investors and evidence of having raised meaningful capital from this channel.

This busy and diverse role will suit an energetic, well organised person with a passion for technology and venture capital. The successful candidate will be used to dealing with the requirements of superannuation and institutional investors, is committed to leading key business initiatives, and committed to becoming a long term contributor that benefits from the firm’s success.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

Contact

Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Head of Investor Relations – Venture Capital
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Senior Corporate Development / In House M&A Manager

Iconic, Australian listed business is seeking a Corporate Development Manager to work as part of their group M&A and business development function. You will be expected to work closely and effectively with the senior executive team on the development of growth strategies and to identify and analyse potential acquisition or divestment targets for the group, as well as broader corporate finance initiatives such as joint ventures and capital management. Working as part of a small, highly capable and credible team, you will assist in leading deal execution, commercial negotiation and the preparation and presentation of Board papers and approvals.

Successful applicants will likely have 7-9 years transactional M&A experience gained from either an investment bank, leading independent corporate advisory firm or the M&A team of a big 4 CA firm or listed Corporate business. You will have a proven ability to lead and execute M&A transactions and will be comfortable building and maintaining relationships with all levels of a business and the external adviser network. You will enjoy working in a deal environment but will be looking to do this on behalf of a business where you will see the ongoing commercial impact of M&A activity, and in a role that will provide a greater degree of work life balance.

To apply for this role or for a confidential discussion please contact Ali Roger below.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

Contact

Ali Roger

02 9235 9450

Senior Corporate Development / In House M&A Manager
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General Manager, Corporate Development – M&A, Strategic Investments, Joint Ventures and Alliances

  • Major consumer/retail brand
  • Genuinely Impactful role
  • Strategic growth agenda

Undoubtedly one of Australia’s iconic corporations, our client is respected for many things, including its innovation track record and obsession for customer service.

This is a newly created role that will see you play an instrumental part in helping senior management both craft and deliver the Group’s ongoing growth strategy. This could be in the form of direct acquisitions, strategic investments and/or alliances as well as Joint Venture agreements.

Specific duties will entail:

• Build and nurture a pipeline of growth avenues as listed above
• Critically assess opportunities & present recommendations to Senior Management and/or the Board
• Lead commercial due diligence & negotiation activities to bring these opportunities to fruition
• The capacity to appropriately shape agreements to ensure internal & external stakeholder alignment

Candidates are likely to have a minimum of 10 years commercial experience including having gained initial exposure to M&A or Strategy Consulting, then moving into an in-house Corporate Development/Ventures team or an investing role with a well-established, reputable Private Equity or Venture Capital fund. In addition, you will have exceptional networking, interpersonal and relationship management skills and be someone who is both creative and driven but who can also listen and engage.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this role.

If curious to learn more, please contact Jon Michel.

Contact

Jon Michel

02 9235 9410

General Manager, Corporate Development, M&A, Strategic Investments, Joint Ventures & Alliances
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