Analyst-Infrastructure

Job code: 180010VF
Date of publication: 20-05-2019
Starting date
Immediate
Job function
Corporate and Investment Banking
Business unit
Societe Generale Australia Limited
Location
Australia
Job type
Permanent contract

Environment

Serving 31 million customers in 66 countries, Societe Generale is one of Europe's largest financial services organisations. We employ 146,000 people in 67 countries worldwide. Based on a diversified universal banking model, Societe Generale combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth. Our objective: to be the leading relationship-focused bank, a reference in its markets, close to its clients and chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.


Opened in 1981, and located in Sydney, Societe Generale in Australia provides products and services in the areas of financial advisory and global markets. Societe Generale Securities Australia is a full participant of the ASX24 and its businesses range from futures clearing to prime broking and clearing to equity and derivatives sales. Subject to regulatory approval, Societe Generale will provide banking services in Australia from Q2 2019.


There are currently 45 members of staff in Sydney, representing 10 different nationalities, from different business lines and corporate functions. We are currently looking for an Analyst – Infrastructure to join us. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing team and get hands-on experience within a fast-paced, results focused, global organisation. The successful candidate will be involved in a broad range of transactions and will build close relationships with the teams onshore and within the organisation more broadly on a regional and global basis.

Mission

Major Accountabilities/Principal responsibilities:

The Infrastructure business line is responsible for advising and financing large infrastructure projects in sectors including transportation (roads, railways, ports, airports) and accommodation (schools, hospitals). The business line operates internationally with teams based in Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Sydney and New York.

The successful candidate will provide origination and execution support capability for project finance advisory mandates and execution support for lead arranging roles. The range of clients will include corporate clients (large construction and facilities management companies working in consortia bidding for infrastructure projects, sponsors/owners of operational infrastructure assets) and banks and financial investors (debt and equity) in infrastructure projects.

S/he will focus on:

  • Preparing, customising, optimising and maintaining the financial model supporting advisory mandates, including creating and running complex financial scenarios and sensitivities
  • Interrogating the financial model for lead arranger mandates including creating and running of sensitivities and checking integrity
  • Providing day to day transaction support including detailed financial analyses to other team members, with responsibility for functions in certain areas 
  • Supporting the preparation of credit applications and due diligence analysis (including all financial modelling and analytical data)
  • Managing internal processes relating to all arranging and advisory business (e.g. updating databases, memo writing, completing relevant internal system-based processes including all financial data)
  • Staying abreast of developments in the sector as well as current transactions and opportunities in the market
  • Identifying potential marketing opportunities and preparing pitch material (including detailed analysis of financial statements, cashflows, etc.)
  • Starting to establish a network of contacts at key clients and prospective clients
Functional relationships:

INTERNAL: staff from business divisions and support functions locally, regionally and globally
EXTERNAL: clients and external advisors (e.g. lenders, legal counsel, technical consultants)


Profile

Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Engineering or Business Studies or a professional financial qualification
  • Post graduate qualifications considered favourably 
  • One to two years’ experience in a similar or related role
  • Experience in a financial institution desirable
  • Strong numerical skills with a solid understanding of accounting concepts, financial statements and cashflows 
  • Financial modelling skills
  • Strong ability in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint, and Microsoft Office generally
Behavioural Competency required:
  • Proven analytical skills as well as exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly explain complex financial issues to less financially literate stakeholders
  • An ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail 
  • A capacity to manage multiple tasks and the ability to prioritise tasks as relevant 



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