Associate Finance

Crescent Petroleum
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Involvement in finance raising and investment activities

  • Candidate will have undergone an investment bank analyst training programme or equivalent and have a solid grounding in accounting, corporate finance, valuation and knowledge of securities and financial markets which they will be able to apply to day to day activities.
  • Able to apply knowledge and experience in project and corporate finance to Company activities and projects in these areas.
  • Work closely with other division of the Company (e.g. legal and upstream teams) on such matters.
  • Liaise with external parties (such as banks, lawyers, consultants) on relevant matters, representing the firm in a professional manner.

Research, analysis, recommendation and report writing

  • Conduct high-quality research on markets and companies.
  • Prepare reports, research papers, strategic analyses and presentations of a sufficiently high standard to assist in decision-making by senior management and external parties.

Financial modelling

  • Able to build and maintain complex financial models (in Excel and other appropriate software packages) to support ongoing projects with minimal supervision.
  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting the Company's financial strategies and ensures compliance with regulations and the overall group financial policy.

Working Relationships

  • Maintains excellent and supportive relationships with all staff members and attends Company events.
  • Builds and maintains excellent relationships with a range of external advisory firms and promotes oneself professionally in the UAE.

Continuous Improvement of Position

  • Conducts regular research and studies to enhance industry knowledge by attending work-related conferences particularly within the energy sector as well as attending relevant seminars on finance, legal, Industrial and work related subjects.

Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required

  • Bachelor degree with honours in a quantitative subject such as finance, mathematics, engineering, economics or physics from a top-tier university.
  • Professional training in accounting, valuation and modelling (as part of an investment bank training programme or equivalent).
  • CFA, MBA or postgraduate degree from top-tier university desirable.

Minimum Professional Experience Required

  • At least 4 years of experience in an investment banking, consulting or private equity environment, with a few years spent in the oil and gas sector.  
  • Superior research skills for financial advisory purposes (Bloomberg, FACTIVA)